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UL Bend Wilderness

C.M. Russell Wildlife Refuge

The UL Bend Wilderness, covering 20,862 acres, is part of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, located within or adjacent to that Wildlife Refuge. The rare and treasured art of wildlife watching has been redefined in the UL Bend Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the remote areas in Montana where elk still occupy their native prairie year-round. Wildlife viewers may also see deer, pronghorn antelope, birds, prairie dogs, and bighorn sheep in this area.

The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge surrounds the UL Bend area. Those seeking wild game in its natural habitat will be rewarded at the third largest refuge in the continental U.S., Missouri River Country’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Bugling elk, herds of mule deer, red fox and coyotes call this place home. That doesn't mean the bird watchers will feel left out, however. Songbirds, like the mountain bluebird and blackcapped chickadee, are here in abundance.

At the Pines Recreation Area, ponderosa pines lend their branches to a variety of birds. Osprey, spotted sandpipers and white pelicans can be found along the reservoir’s boundaries.

The rare and treasured art of wildlife watching has been redefined in the UL Bend Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the remote areas in Montana where elk still occupy their native prairie year-round. Wildlife viewers may also see deer, pronghorn antelope, birds, prairie dogs, and bighorn sheep in this area.

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