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Missoula Field Office
Release Date: 10/02/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Offers Disabled Hunters Access In Garnet Area

The Bureau of Land Management is offering disabled hunters the opportunity to hunt within a road closure in the Garnet Mountain Range.

Hunters who qualify for a special Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Permit to Hunt from a Vehicle, may be issued the gate-lock combination allowing access to a road within a closure area located about two miles southeast of Garnet Ghost Town.

For more information, call (406) 329-3914 or visit the BLM’s Missoula Field Office at 3255 Fort Missoula Road.

BLM also advises hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts that there is a newly updated travel plan map available at the Missoula Field Office. Because there have been numerous changes in land ownership, Dick Fichtler, Outdoor Recreation Planner, is encouraging the public to pick up a new map before their next visit to area public lands. The complete map set is $4 and encompasses BLM-administered lands in Missoula, Drummond, Philipsburg and Lincoln areas.

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.

Missoula Field Office   3255 Ft. Missoula Road      Missoula, MT 59804  

Last updated: 06-28-2012