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Wildlife Management Area Madison-Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Madison-Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area encompasses 3,458 acres and Bear Creek Angus Ranch Conservation Easement - 5,278 acres. Management goal: To provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain grouse and non-game species along the face of the Madison Range. Hunting opportunities: Archery and gun seasons for elk and deer (see regulations for details), black bear, and grouse are open to licensed hunters. Late-season antlerless elk hunts (permit required) extend through the end of January. Permits are also required for mountain goat and moose hunting. Wildlife viewing: Elk, mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, mountain goats, moose, black bears, mountain lions, occasionally grizzly bears, sandhill cranes, grouse, raptors, songbirds and numerous small mammals can be found through much of the year. Bear Creek is closed to all visitation from the end of the special late-season elk hunt until May 15 each year.
MAILING ADDRESS 1400 South 19th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59718
CONTACT 406-994-4042
SEASON May 15 - November 30
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Madison-Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Madison County, approximately 11 miles south of Ennis and 5 miles east of Cameron at the base of the west face of the Madison Range. From Montana Highway 287, travel south from Ennis to the small community of Cameron, turn east on the county road and follow signs to entrance.
ACTIVITIES Big Game Bird Hunting Bird Watching Camping Deer Hunting Elk Hunting Fishing Fly Fishing Group Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Nature Outdoor Activity Photography Picnicking Stream Fishing Tent Camping Wildlife Viewing

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