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Montana Hunt District 302 Bighorn Sheep

  • ID:302
  • State:MT
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:679 square miles
  • Elevation:5,700 ft - 11,200 ft
  • Public Lands:602 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:89%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:7
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:21
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:6 acres
  • National Forests:Gallatin National Forest, Targhee National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.881473, -111.326018

District 302 regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Montana and covers 679 square miles. Public lands comprise 602 square miles (89%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by West Yellowstone. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,700 feet to a high of 11,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 6 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 7 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 21 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Gallatin National Forest, Targhee National Forest, Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Monument Mountain Unit), Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Taylor-Hilgard Unit). Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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