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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 10/05/11
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Hunters Should Use Caution in Centennial Valley

The Bureau of Land Management reminds the public that logging operations are currently active in the Price Creek drainage of the Centennial Valley in Southwest Montana, and will continue to be active in portions of the contract area during this year’s general rifle hunting season.

The public is advised to use caution when hunting in the area, and to watch for heavy equipment and log truck traffic.

Logging activity during rifle season will be within 275 acres on the west side of the Price-Peet Road, about 2 miles from the South Centennial Valley Road.  The spur roads accessing the logging units are closed to the public, and will be signed to mark where logging is occurring.  Logging trucks will travel down these spur roads to the Price-Peet Road and out through the South Centennial Valley Road to Interstate 15.

These operations are occurring Monday through Friday and through the entire rifle hunting season.

Maps of the active logging area can be picked up at the Dillon Field Office, 1005 Selway Drive, in Dillon.  For more information, contact Aly Piwowar, Forester, at (406) 683-8000.

The Bureau of Land Management also reminds hunters of the following general tips to keep in mind when enjoying public lands:

  • Stay on designated roads and trails.
  • Know your location and get permission to cross private land.
  • Check the rules before you go. All state rules and regulations apply on federal lands.
  • Plan your stay. Camping in one spot on undeveloped BLM-administered land is allowed for 16 days maximum. Other restrictions may also apply.
  • Pack it in, Pack it out. All garbage must be removed, including hides from game animals. 
  • Removal of historic, archeological or paleontological resources from federal land is prohibited.
  • Wash vehicles before and after traveling roads and trails to avoid spreading noxious weeds.
  • Be aware of current fire restrictions and follow all Montana hunting regulations.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012