Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15
May 8, 2019
Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open on May 15 at noon, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage.
People who are looking to get out to the WMAs this time of year should remember to keep vigilant to avoid conflicts with wildlife, particularly bears.
Bears, elk and shed-antler hunters will be sharing the same space once the WMAs open. Shed hunting on WMAs remains a popular activity.
Most animals see, hear and smell humans long before humans detect the presence of animals. Depending on the distance between th...