Know before you Go

As an outdoors person, having access to the latest information is not only key to the success of your adventure, but also to how much fun you have doing it!  We've compiled an easy-access list of useful websites that we hope will help you to make the best choices for your upcoming outdoor trip.

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FWP Hunting and Fishing Regulations

  • Where can I buy a Montana hunting and fishing licenses? Check out the FWP license providers:

FWP Hunter Access Programs

  • The FWP Hunter Access Programs will help hunters of all species understand current access, restrictions, closures, and re-openings for programs including:
    • Block Management (BMA)
    • Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP)
    • and others.

Fishing Reports

Stream Flows

Knowing the latest stream flows and water temperatures is imperative to maximizing our fishing success, and deciding where we should go.  Here are some helpful sources of current river conditions across Montana.

  • Gaging Stations - River level details from Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

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Glacier National Park

Backpacking and Day Hiking Guides

Touring/Nordic Trails

A good overview of cross-country ski opportunities throughout Montana is available from the Montana Office of Tourism.

For more detailed reports, we've also created direct links to some of the more popular places below:


Backcountry Forecasts & Snowfall

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Regional and National Weather

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Road Reports and Travel Conditions

Planning to travel for an upcoming hunting, fishing, hiking, or camping trip?  Know the road conditions and get there safe!