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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 10/12/12
Contacts: David Abrams, Public Affairs Specialist    
  (406) 490-0367    

BLM Lifts Shooting Restrictions in North Hills

BUTTE (Oct. 11, 2012) – 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. 12

Due to extreme fire danger, the BLM had restricted firearm shooting in late June in the North Hills, located 10 miles northeast of Helena.  Officials with the Butte Field Office said there were three fire starts in the North Hills in June—two were due to individuals shooting incendiary rounds at targets, and one was from a campfire.

“While shooting is again allowed with the cooler weather, we want to remind the public to be careful while in the North Hills because there is plenty of vegetation in the area and conditions can change quickly this time of year,” said Butte Field Office Manager Scott Haight.

The use of incendiary or tracer rounds and exploding targets is not allowed at any time on BLM lands, he added.
For more information, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

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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: 10-12-2012