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Montana Hunt District Central Flyway Swan

  • ID:Central Flyway
  • State:MT
  • Species:Swan
  • Area:78,501 square miles
  • Elevation:1,900 ft - 12,600 ft
  • Public Lands:23,221 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:30%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1730
  • Campgrounds:48
  • Fishing Access Sites:105
  • Trailheads:30
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:14,821 acres
  • National Forests:Bighorn National Forest, Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Shoshone National Forest
  • Lat-Long:46.986657, -107.060464

The Central Flyway district regulates hunting opportunities for swan in Montana and covers 78,501 square miles. Public lands comprise 23,221 square miles (30%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Billings, and Havre. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,900 feet to a high of 12,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 14,821 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 48 campgrounds, and 105 public fishing access sites. There are 30 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Bighorn National Forest, Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Antelope Creek Wilderness Study Area, Big Horn Tackon Wilderness Study Area, Big Snowies Wilderness Study Area, Billy Creek Wilderness Study Area, Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area, Bridge Coulee Wilderness Study Area, Burnt Lodge Wilderness Study Area, Burnt Timber Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Cow Creek Wilderness Study Area, Dog Creek South Wilderness Study Area, Ervin Ridge Wilderness Study Area, Medicine Lake Wilderness, Middle Fork Judith Wilderness Study Area, Musselshell Breaks Wilderness Study Area, Pryor Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Seven Blackfoot Wilderness Study Area, Stafford Wilderness Study Area, Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area, Twin Coulee Wilderness Study Area, UL Bend Wilderness, Woodhawk Wilderness Study Area, Zook Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 1730 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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