New archery-only hunting area opens at Swan River National Wildlife Refuge
September 20, 2018
KALISPELL - Archery hunters have new hunting opportunities in the Swan Valley. The Swan River National Wildlife Refuge, located off Montana Highway 83 at the south end of Swan Lake, has a new archery-only weapons restriction area.
The Swan River National Wildlife Refuge spans 1,961 acres and was established in 1973.
At the refuge, bow hunters can only harvest deer and elk and must follow the hunting regulations outlined for Hunting District 130. Portions of the refuge remain open to waterfowl hunting. Hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of primary refuge roads, trails, parking areas or o...