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

BLM Lifts Shooting Restriction in North Hills

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office will lift a shooting restriction in the North Hills area starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The BLM had restricted firearm shooting in early August after a fire burned about two acres in the North Hills 10 miles northeast of Helena.  The fire was believed to have been caused by the discharge of a firearm.

“While shooting is again allowed,” said Butte Field Manager Scott Haight, “with the cooler weather, we want to remind everyone to exercise caution as there is plenty of vegetation in the area and conditions change quickly this time of year.”

For more information, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

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.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012