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Montana Hunt District 580 Black Bear

  • ID:580
  • State:MT
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:7,730 square miles
  • Elevation:2,800 ft - 12,600 ft
  • Public Lands:515 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:7%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:163
  • Campgrounds:5
  • Fishing Access Sites:23
  • Trailheads:13
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:856 acres
  • National Forests:Gallatin National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest
  • Lat-Long:46.026529, -109.073640

District 580 regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Montana and covers 7,730 square miles. Public lands comprise 515 square miles (7%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Billings, Livingston, and Laurel. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,800 feet to a high of 12,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 856 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 5 campgrounds, and 23 public fishing access sites. There are 13 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Gallatin National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest. Additionally, 163 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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