Carter Mountain Remains Open

CODY, Wyoming — The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office announces that access to Carter Mountain will remain open through December 21 to align with hunting season dates in the Carter Mountain Hunter Management Area.

Carter Mountain’s annual seasonal closure to all motorized travel usually begins on November 15. This year, in coordination with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the area will remain open through December 21, depending on snow and road conditions.

Following the closure on December 22, the area will remain open to foot and horseback travel. The motorized travel closure is generally lifted on or near June 15 each year. This annual seasonal closure is intended to limit disturbance to wildlife and big game in crucial winter ranges. 

Signs and maps are posted at key locations to assist the public. For more information, please contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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