|Sun River Canyon|
At Sun River Canyon, the rolling prairies of the Northern Great Plains abruptly meet the rugged peaks of the Rockies, with steep cliffs and dramatic terrain. The area has exceptional wildlife diversity and abundance, with one of the largest herds of bighorn sheep in North America (800 to 1000 an...
Judith River Wildlife Management Area
|Description: With rolling grasslands and ponderosa pine forests, this area serves as a wintering ground for elk and deer from the adjacent Big Belt Mountains. The Wildlife Management Area looks into steep, forested canyons with rocky outcroppings.|
Wildlife to Watch: Coyotes, red foxes, long-tailed weasels, badgers, and bobcats are other common mammals. Nearly 100 bird species have been recorded here, including raptors such as golden eagles, Swainson’s hawks, goshawks, and great horned owls. Also frequently seen are Clark’s nutcrackers, Lewis’ woodpeckers, bluebirds, and western tanagers.
On the approach to the WMA, look for birds (especially warblers and vireos), beavers, and waterfowl in the streamside vegetation along the Judith River.
Special Tips: LAND ALONG RIVER IS PRIVATE; VIEW FROM ROADSIDES ONLY. NO FACILITIES. WMA CLOSED DECEMBER 1 THROUGH MAY 14; VIEWING AT THIS TIME IS LIMITED TO THE ROAD.
Other Activities: Hiking is possible anywhere in summer and fall.
WMA open to fall hunting.
Size: 5000 acres
Closest Town: Utica
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: