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Hunting Season in Ennis, Montana

Madison County is rich with wild game hunting, and Ennis is in the center of it all. It’s our favorite time of year! It’s a time of coming together, to recreate and to harvest. With Montana being known for its variety of game species and hunting opportunities, if you love to hunt, Ennis is the place to be.

The Madison-Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area provides year-round habitat for wildlife and its goal is to offer a variety of public outdoor recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

From the Madison-Bear Creek Wildlife Management Area website – hunting opportunities include: Archery and gun seasons for elk and deer (see regulations for details), black bear, and grouse are open to licensed hunters. Late-season antlerless elk hunts (permit required) extend through the end of January. Permits are also required for mountain goat and moose hunting.

It is essential to plan your hunt and make sure that you have the proper permits and licenses. See links below to find all hunting information at the Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.


Buy and apply for hunting licenses and permits:

Don’t miss The 35th Annual Hunters Feed is Friday, October 22, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 PM!

At historic Sportsman’s Lodge, we are your one-stop destination for overnight stays and for sharing time with family or friends in our restaurant, bar, or casino.

Stay in one of our historic hunting cabins.

After a day of hunting, catch up with sports or give Lady Luck a run for her money while you sample your way through the largest craft beer menu in Ennis. With 18 gaming machines in our casino, along with multiple HD TVs and a full bar, you won’t run out of ways to pass the time.


Catch every game every Sunday this football season at the Sportsman’s Lodge!