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Montana Hunt District 240 Black Bear

  • ID:240
  • State:MT
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:1,484 square miles
  • Elevation:3,200 ft - 10,000 ft
  • Public Lands:1,286 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:87%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:5
  • Campgrounds:8
  • Fishing Access Sites:3
  • Trailheads:5
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:10,104 acres
  • National Forests:Bitterroot National Forest, Clearwater National Forest, Lolo National Forest, Salmon National Forest
  • Lat-Long:46.085526, -114.281479

District 240 regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Montana and covers 1,484 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,286 square miles (87%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Grantsdale. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,200 feet to a high of 10,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 10,104 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 8 campgrounds, and 3 public fishing access sites. There are 5 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Bitterroot National Forest, Clearwater National Forest, Lolo National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Blue Joint Wilderness Study Area, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Additionally, 5 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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