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Northwest Montana
Wetland Management District


Small clouds drift in an otherwise bright blue sky over a wetland.  The wetland is an oasis for waterbirds among a sea of grass.
58355 Bison Range Road
Moiese, MT   59824
E-mail: bisonrange@fws.gov
Phone Number: 406-644-2211
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://bisonrange.fws.gov/wmd
All the waterfowl production areas in Northwest Montana Wetland Management District are open to hunting, wildlife observation, and photography.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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These WPAs also support high nesting concentrations of short-eared owls and northern harriers and are important wintering areas for rough-legged hawks, red-tailed hawks, and northern goshawks. Shorebirds use the WPAs during migration and for nesting. Shorebirds include killdeer, American avocet, black-necked stilts, Wilson's phalaropes, and yellowlegs.

The upland areas support ring-necked pheasants and gray partridges and provide nesting habitat for savannah sparrows, meadowlarks, and song sparrows. One of the WPAs has had a successful nesting pair of peregrine falcons for the past ten years. Smaller mammals include muskrats, striped skunks, mink, badgers, meadow voles, and porcupines. Grizzly bears occasionally visit the southern WPAs.

 
 
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