Fun in the Fall

Fun in the Fall

When the temperatures start to fall in Central Montana, hunting sea-son starts heating up. Hunters in the area are limited only by the number of days in the season and hours in the day. Thanks to a wide variety of game in Central Montana, hunters of all types are drawn to the beauty and adventure that is afforded to all.

The Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge has a wide variety of game, including elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, waterfowl, sharp-tailed and sage grouse, partridge, turkey and pheasant. Thousands of people travel to the refuge every September to listen to the elk bugle and perform their autumn rituals. There is an excellent spot for watching them just east of the Fred Robinson Bridge on Hwy 191.

Several local mountain ranges provide the perfect haven for an abundance of wildlife. Not far from Lewistown are the North & South Moccasin ranges as well as the Judiths and the Snowy Mountains. The Little Belt Mountain range near by is home of a nationally protected elk wintering ground. While visiting any of these locations, one could happen upon mule or whitetail deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, moose or a variety of birds.