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    Looking for camping/fishing info for NW Montana

    I'm heading out on a 10-12 day road trip to WY, MT, and ID to do some fishing and camping. One of the areas I was looking at was the Mission Mountains up north of Missoula near St. Ignacious. From what I've read, In addition to a MT fishing license it looks like I need to also get a tribal permit since its within the Flathead Reservation. Can someone in the know verify this for me please?

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    MT4Runner

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      #3
      Check with David, he up in that direction. I don't remember having a tribal permit but that was yeeearsss ago. Fishing is pretty much any river or stream you can find, also how far you want to walk? Glacier lake out of Red Lodge or Boulder out of Big Timber was our go to's.
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        #4
        http://csktnrd.org/fwrc/recreation
        This page has a lot of the info you need. You will need a permit, but I can't remember what they run. They aren't bad though. You must be over the age of 11 to purchase one, haha. Here is the list of places that sell the permit:
        Columbia Falls, MT
        - Super One Foods
        - Smiths Food and Drug

        Hamilton, MT
        - Bob Ward & Sons

        Hot Springs, MT
        - Cornerstone Convenience Store

        Kalispell, MT
        - Cabela's
        - MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 1
        - Snappy Sport Senter
        - Sportsman & Ski Haus

        Lakeside, MT
        - Sliter's Ace Hardware

        Missoula, MT
        - Bob Ward and Sons
        - Cabela’s
        - MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 2
        - Sportsman's Warehouse

        Olney, MT
        - Thad's Tackle Shop

        Pablo, MT
        - Zimmer Tackle

        Plains, MT
        - Plains Service Center

        Polson, MT
        - CSKT, DFWRC, 406 6th Avenue East
        - Wal-Mart

        Ronan, MT
        - Westland Seed

        St. Ignatius, MT
        - Allard's Stage Stop

        Superior, MT
        - Westgate True Value

        Whitefish, MT
        - Sportsman & Ski Haus

        Woods Bay, MT
        - Papa's Woods Bay Market

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          #5
          Originally posted by Navydoc8778 View Post
          http://csktnrd.org/fwrc/recreation
          This page has a lot of the info you need. You will need a permit, but I can't remember what they run. They aren't bad though. You must be over the age of 11 to purchase one, haha. Here is the list of places that sell the permit:
          Columbia Falls, MT
          - Super One Foods
          - Smiths Food and Drug

          Hamilton, MT
          - Bob Ward & Sons

          Hot Springs, MT
          - Cornerstone Convenience Store

          Kalispell, MT
          - Cabela's
          - MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 1
          - Snappy Sport Senter
          - Sportsman & Ski Haus

          Lakeside, MT
          - Sliter's Ace Hardware

          Missoula, MT
          - Bob Ward and Sons
          - Cabela’s
          - MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 2
          - Sportsman's Warehouse

          Olney, MT
          - Thad's Tackle Shop

          Pablo, MT
          - Zimmer Tackle

          Plains, MT
          - Plains Service Center

          Polson, MT
          - CSKT, DFWRC, 406 6th Avenue East
          - Wal-Mart

          Ronan, MT
          - Westland Seed

          St. Ignatius, MT
          - Allard's Stage Stop

          Superior, MT
          - Westgate True Value

          Whitefish, MT
          - Sportsman & Ski Haus

          Woods Bay, MT
          - Papa's Woods Bay Market
          Thanks for the info.

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            #6
            Keep your Rona ridden ass out of the MT Yes, you need a tribal license for the rez. I'm not sure about camping other than around Polson. The eastside of the GNP is closed because the blackfeet don't want your Rona. The westside of GNP and flathead area's are crowded because the east side is closed. So the campgrounds are packed with out of state Rona ridden virus vessels.

            I would make a trip up the Northfork flathead to Polebridge, pretty amazing area. Bonus points for floating the Northfork. The Cark fork around Thompson Falls is great for fishing, lots of camping and less people. I would do Thompson falls over the rez. And Missoula is a freakshow.

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              #7
              I was hoping to do a similar trip this fall with my son, starting from YNP area down to UT/CO.

              Have a buddy who lives in Jackson Hole, he pushed hard for me to visit the Gros Ventre east of the parks, plenty of dispersed camping and fishing.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Norm View Post
                The Cark fork around Thompson Falls is great for fishing, lots of camping and less people. I would do Thompson falls over the rez. And Missoula is a freakshow.
                There's a bridge from Missoula to that area that is closed for another 4ish weeks I think. Aunt and Uncle are annoyed cause they can't get to their cabin up there for awhile.

                https://www.kpax.com/news/local-news...ek-for-6-weeks



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                  #9
                  We are starting out in the Beartooth Wilderness Area in WY and our next destination was going to be the Mission Mountains outside of St. Ignacious - Mission Reservoir & Saint Mary's Lake. It sounds like more hassle and extra money than we want to deal with so we're probably just going to skip MT and head from Northern Wyoming over to the Sawtooths in Idaho. thanks for the info.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by GC Budz View Post
                    I was hoping to do a similar trip this fall with my son, starting from YNP area down to UT/CO.

                    Have a buddy who lives in Jackson Hole, he pushed hard for me to visit the Gros Ventre east of the parks, plenty of dispersed camping and fishing.
                    Go up past the lake & it gets a whole lot less crowded. Tons of fish in the river, fun river for kids.

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