Free firewood cutting for personal use is allowed by permit in designated areas on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area south of Anaconda now through Nov. 30.
Anyone who wishes to gather firewood on Mount Haggin must first pickup a permit at the FWP Butte area office (1820 Meadowlark Lane) and abide by the following rules:
- The designated area to cut firewood on Mt. Haggin WMA is along any roads that are open for motorized travel. If you are uncertain which roads are open for motorized travel, please refer to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Travel Map.
- Only standing trees that are beetle-infested or dead can be cut down.
- Removal of standing trees, live or dead, in all other areas of the WMA is prohibited.
- Firewood gatherers must have a permit with them when cutting trees on the WMA.
- Trees can be cut on either side of the road as long as:
- It is within one tree-length of the road;
- It is not within the stream or riparian area;
- There is no off-road driving.
- Lop and scatter slash away from roads, ditches and streams.
- There is no limit to the amount of firewood that can be gathered by the permit holder. However, firewood must be for personal use only. Commercial use of this firewood is prohibited.
(Report via Montana FWP)