Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to remind recreationists that most Region 3 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are closed until May 15. This closure applies to all recreationists (i.e. wolf hunters, snowshoers, skiers, horseback riders, etc.) except where noted below.
FWP staff is aware of a number of recent instances in which individuals have been accessing WMAs despite the closures. The public should not enter a WMA if a gate or fence has been opened or broken. Closure rules still apply.
The one exception to the closure noted above is that a portion of Mount Haggin WMA is open to cross-country snowmobile use from Dec. 2 to May 15 (see the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest travel map for details).
WMAs not managed specifically for big game winter range (such as waterfowl and wetlands) remain open for public use year-round. Those WMAs include Canyon Ferry, Lake Helena, and Silver Gate.
(Report and photo via Montana FWP)