The State Land Board recently approved the most expensive land purchase in its history, an $11.3 buy of a nearly 17,000-acre dryland farm northwest of Miles City. The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will lease out the farm to fund the state school trust fund. Since the land is now in public ownership, it will also be open to upland bird, antelope and deer hunters. The farm also reportedly provides access to some waterfowl hunting. Funding for the purchase comes from the sale of other state lands.
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)