FWP Approves Milk River Ranch Acquisition


UPDATE:  Shortly after 11 o'clock on Monday morning, the Montana FWP Commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the acquisition.


CLICK HERE to be connected to the live feed of this meeting.


The following is a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks:


The FWP Commission will meet via conference call Dec. 10 to take final action on three land matters and to hear an update on the state’s wolf hunting season.


The call is set to begin at 9 a.m. Conference call connections and public comment opportunities will be offered  at each FWP regional office; in Havre at the Great Northern Inn at 1345 1st Street; and at FWP's Helena headquarters, 1420 E. Sixth Ave.


Commissioners will consider approving the 2,992-acre Milk River Ranch purchase north of Havre; a 981-acre purchase that would become part of the existing Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Area on the Yellowstone River near Sidney; and the donation of 1,050 acres on the Missouri River southwest of Big Sandy.


The wolf hunting update will include information on the 2012 season's harvest so far and additional information on the upcoming trapping season, which opens Dec. 15. The wolf hunting and trapping seasons will close Feb. 28, 2013.


For the full agenda and additional information, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov and click on the “For Commission Information” section. FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to individuals with special needs. To request arrangements call FWP at 406-444-3186.



Northern Ag Network Notes:


For the original story published by Northern Ag Network on the acquisition of the Milk River Ranch, please read “FWP, DNRC Hope to Acquire Milk River Ranch.”


To read and hear testimony given before the Montana Land Board, which ultimately approved the sale of the Milk River Ranch, please see “Land Board Approves Purchase of Milk River Ranch.”


For comment from Citizens for Balanced Use questioning the purchase price of the ranch, please read “CBU Questions Appraised Value of Milk River Ranch.”




Source:  Montana FWP

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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