Facility Activities

Activities on the Wetland Management District range from birdwatching, wildlife viewing, hunting and trapping permitted species in season, fishing in designated areas, landscape, and wildlife photography.

Please see the "Rules and Policies" section of this page for more information. 

Hunting on the Wetland Management District WPAs is subject to Federal and State regulations. A Montana hunting license is required. Please consult the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Hunting Regulations for seasons, licenses, permits, and bag limits. 

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Trapping is permitted on the District at Waterfowl Production Areas as is subject to Federal and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Trapping Regulations. Bobcat, Coyote, and other furbearers may be found on these lands.

Most district wetlands are either within closed basins, are too intermittent in nature, or are too far away from perennial lakes, rivers, or streams to support fisheries. Clark’s Fork WPA supports carp in seasonal pools, but fishing is prohibited in the wetlands; however, it is permitted on the...

The District provides excellent opportunities to view a variety of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species. Bird watching provides opportunities to see many northern prairie grassland species such as horned lark, vesper sparrow, Brewer’s sparrow, and an occasional burrowing owl. Large...

Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.