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Managing wildlife in Montana is the primary responsibility of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The responsibility of the Forest Service is management of grassland and forest habitat which supplies food, shelter, and water for wildlife within the National Forests.  The Bitterroot National Forest and adjoining state and private lands include a variety of game ranges and habitats, from high mountain areas to low farmed valleys.  

Visit the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks site for more information about hunting seasons and licensing.

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