Region 3 is located in Southwest Montana and includes the counties of Broadwater, Gallatin, Park, Madison, Beaverhead, Jefferson and part of Deer Lodge.
It encompasses 18,089 miles, which is more than 12% of the total land area of Montana, Southwest Montanan is made up of broad valleys comprised of prairie habitat consisting of grasslands sagebrush and wooded riparian areas rising to foothills and mountains as high as 11,000 feet elevation. Most of the lower land is privately owned, while most of the higher reaches are federally owned Forest Services Bureau of Land Management Land. It is home to 9 state parks, including Montana’s oldest state park – Lewis & Cark Caverns – and Bannak State Park, which is the site of the first Territorial Capital.
Big game hunting is a major draw in Southwest Montana.
Approximately 50% of the elk harvested in the entire state of Montana comes from region 3.
Besides the great elk hunt, South West Montana’s fall hunting season also includes:
Deer, Antelope, Goose, Duck, Mourning Dove, Sage Grouse, Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Pheasant, and Wild Turkey.
Let the Moriah Motel make your hunting accommodations pleasant.
A warm, comfortable, and quiet night’s stay is great way to begin the next day’s hunting.