Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge has two hunting/viewing blinds available for use this year. The purpose of these accessible blinds is to increase universally accessible hunting and viewing opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts in the Missouri River Breaks.
The Hell Creek Blind (map) is located in the bottoms of Hell Creek, approximately twenty-five miles north of Jordan, MT, close to Hell Creek State Park. The structure was built by Shadow Hunter Blinds and is a “Total View”; 6’x6’ permanent aluminum insulated blind overlooking Hell Creek. The accessible hunting and wildlife viewing blind consists of 4 corner windows that can accommodate a bow and arrow as well as 4 side windows that can accommodate a rifle or crossbow. The blind is accessible by a hard packed gravel mixture accessible parking lot and 100 yard long trail. The blind offers several different hunting opportunities for species such as mule deer, whitetail deer, and even an occasional elk along with a multitude of other wildlife for viewing. The blind was purposely placed in close proximity to two man-made osprey nesting platforms that are being used annually which provides for great photography potential as well.
The Manning Blind (map) is located along the Missouri River (Manning Bottoms) on the western side of the refuge and is approximately 10 miles east of Highway 191 and the Fred Robinson Bridge. The blind is a 6x6 pop-up blind that is only available during the elk and deer hunting seasons. It is wheelchair friendly and is accessed by an approximately 500 yard hard packed gravel trail. The blind is located in a prime elk corridor but also offers opportunities for whitetail and mule deer and a multitude of other wildlife for viewing.
Both of these blinds are open to the general public with the understanding that visitors with disabilities have priority use. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like more information on the Hell Creek Blind, please call 406-557-6145. For more information on the Sand Creek Blind, please call 406-464-5181.
Follow Us Online
The refuge was named in recognition of this colorful western artist who often portrayed the refuge’s landscape in his paintings and whose conservation ethic was years ahead of his time.