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Montana Hunt District Trapping District 5 Trapping

  • ID:Trapping District 5
  • State:MT
  • Species:Trapping
  • Area:16,839 square miles
  • Elevation:2,600 ft - 12,600 ft
  • Public Lands:5,339 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:32%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:255
  • Campgrounds:19
  • Fishing Access Sites:48
  • Trailheads:37
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:856 acres
  • National Forests:Bighorn National Forest, Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Shoshone National Forest
  • Lat-Long:45.899659, -108.940538

The Trapping District 5 trapping district regulates hunting opportunities for trapping in Montana and covers 16,839 square miles. Public lands comprise 5,339 square miles (32%) 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 2,600 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 19 campgrounds, and 48 public fishing access sites. There are 37 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, Big Horn Tackon Wilderness Study Area, Big Snowies Wilderness Study Area, Burnt Timber Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Pryor Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Twin Coulee Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 255 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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