SW Montana Hoot Owl Lifted – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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SW Montana Hoot Owl Lifted

SW Montana Hoot Owl Restrictions have been lifted!

All of the Hoot Owl restrictions on our Bozeman area rivers has been lifted. Find the full details below!

All of the following water bodies no longer have any fishing restrictions starting 8/27/20

“Hoot-owl” restrictions were put in place on Aug. 6, prohibiting fishing each day from 2 p.m. to midnight on the following waters:

  • The lower Gallatin River from the Highway 84 bridge near Four Corners to the Missouri River.
  • The lower Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the Beaverhead River.
  • The Big Hole River from the North Fork of the Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge west of Wise River, and from Maidenrock Fishing Access Site to the Beaverhead River.
  • The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.
  • The entire Jefferson River.