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Montana Hunt District West of the Continental Divide wildlife

  • ID:West of the Continental Divide
  • State:MT
  • Species:wildlife
  • Area:24,169 square miles
  • Elevation:1,200 ft - 11,000 ft
  • Public Lands:18,146 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:76%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:188
  • Campgrounds:155
  • Fishing Access Sites:132
  • Trailheads:217
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:44,453 acres
  • National Forests:Beaverhead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Clearwater National Forest, Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest, Flathead National Forest, Helena National Forest, Kaniksu National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Lolo National Forest, Saint Joe National Forest, Salmon National Forest
  • Lat-Long:47.440209, -114.216939

The West of the Continental Divide district regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Montana and covers 24,169 square miles. Public lands comprise 18,146 square miles (76%) of the total land covered by this hunt district. The greater region is best serviced by Missoula, Butte, and Melrose. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,200 feet to a high of 11,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 44,453 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 155 campgrounds, and 132 public fishing access sites. There are 217 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Beaverhead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Clearwater National Forest, Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest, Flathead National Forest, Helena National Forest, Kaniksu National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Lolo National Forest, Saint Joe National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, Blue Joint Wilderness Study Area, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness, Hoodoo Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Mission Mountains Wilderness, Rattlesnake Wilderness, Sapphire Wilderness Study Area, Scapegoat Wilderness, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Ten Lakes Wilderness Study Area, Wales Creek Wilderness Study Area, Welcome Creek Wilderness. Additionally, 188 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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