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Montana Hunt District Trapping District 3 Trapping

  • ID:Trapping District 3
  • State:MT
  • Species:Trapping
  • Area:19,080 square miles
  • Elevation:3,400 ft - 11,200 ft
  • Public Lands:9,997 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:53%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:289
  • Campgrounds:125
  • Fishing Access Sites:106
  • Trailheads:171
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,967 acres
  • National Forests:Beaverhead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Custer National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Targhee National Forest
  • Lat-Long:45.591968, -111.977130

The Trapping District 3 trapping district regulates hunting opportunities for trapping in Montana and covers 19,080 square miles. Public lands comprise 9,997 square miles (53%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Butte, Divide, and Melrose. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,400 feet to a high of 11,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,967 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 125 campgrounds, and 106 public fishing access sites. There are 171 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Beaverhead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Custer National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Targhee National Forest, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, Axolotl Lakes Wilderness Study Area, Bell/Limekiln Canyons Wilderness Study Area, Black Sage Wilderness Study Area, Blacktail Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area, East Fork Blacktail Deer Creek Wilderness Study Area, Eighteen Mile Wilderness Study Area, Elkhorn Wilderness Study Area, Farlin Creek Wilderness Study Area, Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, Henneberry Bridge Wilderness Study Area, Hidden Pasture Creek Wilderness Study Area, Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area, Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area, Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Bear Trap Canyon Unit), Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Monument Mountain Unit), Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Spanish Peaks Unit), Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Taylor-Hilgard Unit), Red Rock Lakes Wilderness, Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area, Tobacco Root Tack-ons Wilderness Study Area, West Pioneer Mountains Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 289 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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