Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all hunting.

Adjoining state-owned lands are managed for wildlife cover, food production and public hunting of upland game birds and waterfowl. The closure of Ninepipe NWR enhances the quality of hunting in the Mission Valley by providing a sanctuary which may keep more birds in the area for a longer period of time. Check with Montana State law and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal recreation regulations for information, regulations and licensing for hunting on neighboring land.