Montana Hunters, Check Fire Restrictions & Closures, Beware of Extreme Conditions
Montana – -(Ammoland.com)-Hunters in western Montana should be aware of local fire restrictions and closures and take safety precautions. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) says hunting seasons will open as planned, but some areas have wildfire-related closures that affect hunter access and travel. Fire danger remains extreme region-wide, so hunters should use extra caution.
Montana’s upland game bird season opens this Friday, Sept. 1, and the general deer, elk and antelope archery-only season begins Sept. 2.
Every active fire in FWP Region 2 (west-central Montana) has associated land and/or road closures, which means that some US Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, trails and roads will be off-limits to hunters. Closures are dynamic, so check InciWeb online at inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/27/ for the current fire closures and maps. Or, call the FWP Region 2 office at 406-542-5500, or USFS or BLM office that manages the land where you plan to hunt.
All FWP Region 2 lands (wildlife management areas, state parks, fishing access sites) are open as of August 30, but hunters should …Read the Rest