Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

High Temps Prompt Additional Hoot Owl Restrictions on Some Rivers in SW Montana


August 3, 2022

Daily hoot owl fishing restrictions are being implemented for sections of the Gallatin, Beaverhead, Big Hole and Clark Fork rivers to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures.

Hoot owl restrictions prohibit fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight. These restrictions go into effect at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29:

• Gallatin River: from the mouth of the river to Cameron Bridge Fishing Access Site

• Beaverhead River: from the mouth of the river to Selway Park FAS

• Big Hole River: From the North Fork of the Big Hole to Saginaw Bridge FAS

• Dickie Bridge FAS to...

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