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hunting & fishing

a dream come true for hunters

Montana boasts over 30 million acres of state and federal lands, nearly one third of the state. Much of that land provides excellent hunting opportunities.

 

However, like all good hunting ground, finding a productive area that is legally accessible takes some effort. At a minimum you will need a good set of maps and some time to spend for scouting to determine available habitat and game populations. Use rules and restrictions on public lands differ depending on the managing agency.

Central Montana is a dream come true for big game hunters!  With abundant populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and antelope it’s hard to choose what to chase.  Home to two of the best trophy elk hunting districts in the United States (regions 410 & 417) and located centrally between the Charles M. Russell (CMR) National Wildlife Refuge, Lewis and Clark National Forest and thousands of acres of BLM and Block Management Land, hunting opportunities are endless.  Whether you choose an outfitter or a “DIY” hunt, we hope to see you for your next hunting adventure in Central Montana. For current hunting season dates, visit www.fwp.mt.gov

If you don’t have a hunting license or you need information about tags and local regulations,  Electric Service Shop (210 Main Street 406.323.2306) is the local license provider and can ensure that you are ready for your hunt.

welcome to your next fishing story

Being in Roundup means that you are just a short drive away from more than 20 lakes, 400 rivers and streams and 20 reservoirs. The waters around Roundup are home to warmwater fish including Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Bluegill, Bowfin, Bullhead, Catfish, Crappie, and more. From lakes and ponds, to rivers and streaks, Montana is filled with fishing adventures waiting for you to dive in. Find your next fishing hole with the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks fishfinder by visiting fwp.mt.gov/fish.

Montana is beautiful because of her more than 27 million acres of public lands. Follow local guidelines an enjoy everything that the Big Sky state has to offer. Remember that the rivers and lakes of our area wind through private property – pay attention to the restrictions of the waters you are trying to fish. 

 

A valid fishing license is required for all types of fishing in Montana. A fishing license allows a person to fish for and possess any fish or aquatic invertebrate authorized by the state’s fishing regulations. The license enables you to fish from March 1 through the end of February of the following year. No licenses are required for anyone ages 0-11 to fish in Montana. Young anglers must still observe all limits and regulations. 

Your fishing license can be purchased at Electric Servce Shop on Main Street.

Asparagus Point (7 miles)

This site is 7 miles east of Roundup on Highway 12. This BLM public land site offers access to the Musselshell River where you can chase Catfish, Smallmouth Bass, Golden Eye and more. If you visit between May and August, you will be surrounded by wild asparagus – free for the picking. 

 

Deadman’s Basin (49 miles)

This man-made reservoir 49 miles west of Roundup is a popular summer destination for watersports but it is also a great spot for catching Rainbow Trout which are stocked each year. With low fishing activity, the Rainbows often exceed 2 pounds with an average length of 12-14 inches. Boats or canoes are highly recommended for fishing this basin. 

 

East Fork Reservoir (75 miles)

This dammed reservoir is 75 miles northwest of the Big Sky Motel. It is a great destination for hooking Northern Pike, Brown Trout, and Bluegill. It is also a perfect destination for ice fishing when the water freezes over. 

 

Fort Peck Reservoir (214 Miles)

Certainly a further drive than the other destinations on this list – it is worth it. More than 50 different kinds of fish swim in Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana’s largest body of water. The lake is about 134 miles in length and has a maximum depth of 220 feet when full. There are over 1,520 miles of shoreline, longer than the California coast. This fishing legend is a hotspot for catching walleye, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, lake trout, small mouth bass and chinook salmon.