Calf Creek Wildlife Management Area

Calf Creek
Calf Creek WMA is managed primarily to provide winter range habitat for big game, as well as wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities. This WMA is primarily open grass and shrubland interspersed with riparian drainages and bounded by coniferous forest. This WMA is open to non-motorized access only and opens on May 15 at noon.

Special Notices & Closures 

  1. Stage II Fire Restriction Stage II Fire Restriction: The following acts are prohibited until further notice: 1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire, 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  2. 07/19/2024 - 

    Until further notice

  1. Area is open to non-motorized access from May 15 through Dec. 1. For more information, please contact the Region 2 Headquarter office. Few elk inhabit Calf Creek WMA during summer, but they are often observable nonetheless. The most likely observations are of songbirds and raptors commonly found in upland grasslands and ponderosa pine forests. Hunting at Calf Creek is by foot, horseback, or mountain bike, and the primary quarry is elk. Regulations for Hunting District 261 apply to Calf Creek WMA. The primary management goal of Calf Creek WMA is to provide winter range for elk and compatible recreational opportunities for the public.
Region 2
Latitude/Longitude: 46.2783 -113.97987
Size: 2,416.3 acres
Elevation: 5,074 ft
Open: May 15 to Dec 1
Directions:
In Ravalli County, Calf Creek WMA is located 8 miles east of Hamilton. From Missoula, take US Highway 93 south about 40 miles to the Corvallis turnoff. Turn east onto Route 373 and drive 2 miles to the town of Corvallis. Turn right (south) onto the East Side Highway then east on Hamilton Heights Road. Drive to the end of Hamilton Heights Road to WMA.

 Location Map

Title Description Fee
Conservation License - MT Resident $8.00
Conservation License - MT Resident Senior 62+ $4.00
Conservation License - MT Resident Youth 12-17 $4.00
Conservation License - Nonresident $10.00
Facilities
Bike Trail
Hiking Trail
Horseback Riding Trail
Pack in/Pack out
Parking
Bicycling
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Photography
Picnicking
Wildlife Viewing
Black Bear
Blue Grouse
Elk
Mule Deer
Ruffed Grouse
White-tailed Deer
  1. Rebecca Mowry rmowry@mt.gov
  2. Mailing Address:
  3. 1801 N. 1st St
  4. HAMILTON
  5. 59840
  6. Phone:(406)363-7141