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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 12/29/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Opens Twin Creek Trail for Extended Elk Season

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announced today that a seasonal closure on the Twin Creek Trail near Cody will be amended to accommodate the recently extended elk hunting season.

The Twin Creek Trail will remain open through Jan. 31 to provide another opportunity in the area for hunters who haven’t filled their elk licenses. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission extended the elk season in several hunt areas through Jan. 31, including elk hunt area number 56, which can be accessed by way of the Twin Creek Trail.

The Twin Creek Trailhead is located 23 miles southwest of Cody on the South Fork Road. The trail passes through BLM-managed public land, state land and several parcels of private land before accessing the Shoshone National Forest. The trail easements through the private land parcels include a seasonal closure; however, the landowners have agreed to the delay of the closure this year to allow use of the trail throughout January. Hunters are reminded to stay on the trail as it crosses through private land.

Each winter the Twin Creek Trail is closed from Jan. 1 through April 30 to protect winter wildlife habitat. This year’s seasonal closure of the trail will now begin Feb. 1 and it will remain closed to all use until April 30. The trail closure begins on the west side of the South Fork of the Shoshone River.

For more information, please contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Shirley Bye-Jech at 307-578-5900, or stop by the Cody Field Office at 1002 Blackburn Street.

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.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 12-30-2010