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Welcome to FWP Region 7

Fish, Wildlife and Park's, Region 7 is located in southeastern Montana. The region continues to be known for its hunting and fishing opportunities with small towns and friendly people. The landscape is a prairie environment with rolling grass-covered hills, badland buttes, ponderosa pine-covered expanses and river drainages with groves of cottonwood trees bordering agricultural fields. 75% of the land base is privately owned so most recreational opportunities involve landowner cooperation and permission.

The region provides excellent mule deer and antelope hunting. Upland game bird and waterfowl opportunities are available. Fishing in ponds/reservoirs and 3 major rivers, the Missouri, Yellowstone and Tongue, provide a unique warm water fishing experience. The paddlefish season in the spring is only available in eastern Montana. Wildlife can be viewed in many locations across the landscape.

The region has 6 state parks, 4 wildlife management areas and numerous fishing access sites for your enjoyment. Bring the family for a summer vacation or fall hunting trip and experience the beauty and wildlife of the region.

Recent Region 7 News

FWP Embarks on New Mountain Lion Plan


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a statewide management plan for mountain lions and is seeking the public's help identifying issues of concern.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations.

(Region 7 - Fishing)



Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. "If you care, leave them there," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on changes to Montana's fishing regulations. Every four years, fishing regulations undergo a comprehensive review. Anglers are encouraged to offer changes to improve the 2016-2019 fishing regulations. Suggested changes will be proposed to the Fish & Wildlife Commission in July 2015.

(Region 7 - Fishing)