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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...
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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.

Ownership: FWP 
Size: 5000 acres 
Closest Town: Utica

Facilities:
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Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SummerFall

Badger - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Lewistown, take U.S. Highway 87 west to Hobson, then take Secondary Route 239 west to Utica. From Utica, follow the gravel road 12 miles to the south, then turn right onto Yogo Creek Road (after Sapphire Village) and proceed 1.3 miles to the WMA.

For more information call (406) 454-3441.

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Judith River Wildlife Management Area : Wildlife Viewing Area