A 960 acre parcel of land south of Dillon will be opened to the public for the first time this year, thanks to Jerry and Linda Grow and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
The land also improves access to 2,600 adjoining acres, according to a RMEF news release. The land is currently held by RMEF until it can be conveyed to the Bureau of Land Management later this year.
The property is bordered by BLM land on three sides and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Two cabins stand on the property and will remain to be used as public rentals through the recreation.gov system.
The release said about 700 elk and 450 mule deer use the parcel as a winter range and it was home to bighorn sheep until a recent die off. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is currently considering the property as a reintroduction site.
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