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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

2015 Montana Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast

08/31/2015

For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it's all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the chicks, especially a few years in a row, there will be great hunting. Looking back a few years, Montana's seen good hatches and good survival for game birds. So, at a state-wide scale, things should be pretty good for hunters this fall

(Region 7 - Hunting)

Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved for Youth Hunt

08/28/2015

Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts.

(Region 7 - Hunting)

Glendive Archery Management Hunt Enters Fifth Year

08/28/2015

Cities and towns across the nation face urban wildlife issues. Deer management is one widespread issue that is difficult and contentious to manage in most locations. The city of Glendive took a proactive approach to deer management, adopting a Deer Management Action Plan, approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 2011. Glendive’s plan utilizes hunting with archery equipment as the primary control tool.

(Region 7 - Hunting)

Sidney Bridge Boat Ramp Temporary Closure

08/19/2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has upcoming plans to temporarily close the Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site boat ramp located near Sidney, MT.

(Region 7 - Waterbody Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)