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Montana Hunt District 502 Bighorn Sheep

  • ID:502
  • State:MT
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:556 square miles
  • Elevation:3,900 ft - 12,600 ft
  • Public Lands:394 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:71%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:8
  • National Forests:Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest
  • Lat-Long:45.120205, -109.427146

District 502 regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Montana and covers 556 square miles. Public lands comprise 394 square miles (71%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Red Lodge, Bearcreek, and Luther. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,900 feet to a high of 12,600 feet above sea level. This area contains 6 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 8 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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