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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

Good time to apply for Apprentice Hunter program

Thu Oct 19 14:45:00 MDT 2017

Montana’s two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up October 19 and 20, and general deer and elk season opens October 21. Now is a good time to consider signing up for the Apprentice Hunter program.

(Region 7 - Hunting)

FWP, Miles City Public Library to host “Batty for Bats” workshop for kids October 26

Thu Oct 19 13:54:00 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Miles City Public Library will host a “Batty for Bats” workshop for kids on Thursday, October 26 at the library from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend, and some classes at local schools are planning to incorporate it into their class day. Parents are asked to accompany smaller children.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Bull elk poached, left to waste near Hysham

Thu Oct 12 16:26:00 MDT 2017

A bull elk was poached about 30 miles south of Hysham on Friday, its head cut off and all of the meat left to waste in a farmer’s alfalfa field.

(Region 7 - Enforcement)

Cooperative efforts improve Spotted Eagle fishery

Thu Oct 12 16:23:00 MDT 2017

Annual efforts to improve the fishery at Spotted Eagle Lake continue in 2017, including habitat projects, stocking of hatchery-reared fish, transfer of wild fish, removal of rough fish and sampling.

(Region 7 - Fishing)