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Montana Hunt District 450 Black Bear

  • ID:450
  • State:MT
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:5,503 square miles
  • Elevation:3,000 ft - 9,200 ft
  • Public Lands:978 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:18%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:125
  • Campgrounds:9
  • Fishing Access Sites:17
  • Trailheads:11
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,370 acres
  • National Forests:Flathead National Forest, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest
  • Lat-Long:47.910354, -112.277765

District 450 regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Montana and covers 5,503 square miles. Public lands comprise 978 square miles (18%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Devon, Shelby, and Ethridge. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,000 feet to a high of 9,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,370 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 9 campgrounds, and 17 public fishing access sites. There are 11 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Flathead National Forest, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness, Scapegoat Wilderness. Additionally, 125 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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