Judith River Wildlife Management Area

Judith River Wildlife Management Area encompasses 9,408 acres. Management goal: To provide high-quality and abundant vegetation for wintering elk and other wildlife species, to keep elk numbers in balance with available forage, and to provide public recreational opportunities

Wildlife viewing: Winter presents the best opportunities for viewing elk and deer; however, the Wildlife Management Area is closed to recreational activity between December 1 and May 15. Big game animals may be viewed from the county road throughout the year depending on weather conditions (the county does not maintain the road through the Wildlife Management Area during the winter months, and snow accumulations often preclude travel). White-tailed deer and antelope can be seen in spring, summer and fall as can a variety of raptors, small mammals, and songbirds.

Hunting opportunities: Archery and rifle hunting seasons for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope and black bear are open to licensed hunters. Rifle hunting for elk is by special permit only; there is no general-license elk hunting except during the archery season. Limited opportunities exist for upland game bird hunting.

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