Hunting on Waterfowl Production Areas

One of our waterfowl production areas with a close up of the hunting sign in the foreground.

Benton Lake Wetland Management District (WMD) was established in 1975 in a setting of open space, wetlands, and scattered mountain ranges. The District covers 25,000 square miles, includes 12 counties and is the largest Wetland Management District in the country. 
The mission of this Wetland Management District is to protect wetlands and surrounding grasslands for the benefit of waterfowl and other wildlife.


Hunting Information on the WMD

All Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in the District, except Sands WPA and H2-O WPA, are open to migratory game bird hunting, upland game bird hunting, big game hunting, and trapping in accordance with Montana State law. To protect these areas from damage, only foot travel on the WPAs is allowed and no camping, overnight parking, or fires are permitted. Non-Toxic Shot Only.