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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 06/02/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Considers Pheasant Hunt Permit

The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office is considering an application for a Special Recreation Permit for the local chapter of Pheasants Forever. The organization proposes to sponsor a mentored youth pheasant hunt on BLM lands near the Ney Ranch on Oct. 3. 

Up to 30 young hunters ages 12-17 will have an opportunity to shoot the pen-raised pheasants. The number of hunters, escorted by safety guides and dog handlers, will be limited to nine on the property at any one time. 

Pheasants Forever plans to use all-terrain vehicles to plant the birds in brush or grass cover on the day of the hunt, and anticipates using off-road routes (up to four passes out and back). If the hunt is well-attended, it could become an annual event.

Written comments or concerns regarding this event should be submitted by June 15 to Rick Waldrup, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the BLM Dillon Field Office, 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, MT 59725. For more information, call (406) 683-8020. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway Drive      Dillon, MT 59725   

Last updated: 06-28-2012