Montana Wildlife and Nature

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Welcome to Montana wildlife.

Montana’s grasslands host a variety of the traditional western ungulates. Pronghorn sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and to some extent, elk can be found in many of the states grasslands east of the Rocky Mountains.

Bighorn sheep populations can mostly be found in the Rocky Mountain region of the state. They share space with the native mountain goat and moose populations.

Bison are also more regionally situated. Montana hosts one portion of Yellowstone National Park and their bison population is known for seasonal migration. The Yellowstone bison population, first protected at the turn of the nineteenth century, now fluctuates from 2300 to 4500 animals, and the park remains a popular bison tourist destination.

The state also hosts a bison herd at the National Bison Refuge north of Missoula in the western part of the state. It’s a great place to see many of Montana’s wild ungulates such as Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, and bighorn sheep.

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