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Montana Hunt District 301 Black Bear

  • ID:301
  • State:MT
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:2,784 square miles
  • Elevation:3,800 ft - 9,200 ft
  • Public Lands:1,432 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:52%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:94
  • Campgrounds:19
  • Fishing Access Sites:6
  • Trailheads:20
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:700 acres
  • National Forests:Deerlodge National Forest, Helena National Forest
  • Lat-Long:46.247391, -112.095955

District 301 regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Montana and covers 2,784 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,432 square miles (52%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Butte, Silver Bow, and Ramsay. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,800 feet to a high of 9,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 700 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 19 campgrounds, and 6 public fishing access sites. There are 20 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Deerlodge National Forest, Helena National Forest, Black Sage Wilderness Study Area, Elkhorn Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 94 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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