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How To Watch

GETTING TO MONTANA IS EASIER THAN EVER

Abundant And Diverse

Be prepared to see wildlife in Montana. Decide where and when you will go. Become familiar with the area you're visiting. Know when the best times to see animals are.

Try this checklist to give yourself the best chance to see wildlife in its natural habitat:

TAKE A MAP

A map will show you the accessibility and available services. You can find maps with the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or even a state highway map. Look for wildlife refuges or land set aside for wildlife preservation. 

 

TAKE A FIELD GUIDE

These guide books can help you identify species, habitat and tracks. 

 

VISIT WHEN THE ANIMALS ARE MOST ACTIVE

The best times of day for most wildlife viewing are dawn and dusk, so plan to get up early or going to bed late if you want to catch the best viewing opportunities. Seasonal changes also affect animal behavior; some species are more active at certain times of the year. For example, fall migration is the best time to watch waterfowl and spring for snow geese.

 

BRING YOUR BINOCULARS

Grab a pair of binoculars to help see wildlife at a safe distance.