2019 - 2020 Off-Reservation Bison Hunt update:
As of 1/29/2019, no bison were moving outside of Yellowstone National Park. Snow conditions may change in the
next couple of weeks, which could prompt bison migration outside of the park. Tribal bison hunters can also
call the Bison hotline for updated information 406-994-5700.
MANDATORY Watercraft Inspection Station Information
All fishing gear (boots, waders, etc.) must be inspected before using on Blackfeet waters.
Mandatory watercraft inspection: failure to obtain a certification of inspection prior to launching may result in a fine of up to $5000.
Photo Courtesy of Cassie Bear Medicine
UPDATE: Boat Inspection Stations are located:
1) HWY 2 West Station - Browning
- CLOSED 7 days a week 7:00 am to 8:0 pm. 406-885-1664
2) Hwy 2 East; Seville Station located in the Discovery Lodge Bldg
- CLOSED 7 days a week 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 406-845-3336
3) US 89 Birch Creek Station - ATTENTION!!!
- CLOSED 406-845-3443
4) Chewing Blackbones Campground Inspection Station
- CLOSED 7 days a week 7:30 am to 5:30 pm 406-845-3441
Motorized boats are allowed on:
1) Lower Saint Mary Lake
2) Duck Lake
3) Four Horn Lake
4) Mission Lake
No motorized boats (with the exception of electric trolling motors) on all other waterbodies.
All watercraft, boots, and waders need a Certificate of Inspection before launching on any Blackfeet waters. You can obtain a Certificate of Inspection at any Blackfeet Watercraft Inspection Stations.
If you have a livewell on your watercraft, it must be none operational (no use of livewells.)
Any boats with ballast tanks are not allowed on any Blackfeet waters.
Please clean, drain, and dry all watercraft after use.
Call 406-885-1664 for more information on inspections including any and all watercraft.