The Bureau of Land Management is taking comment on a proposal to purchase more than 11,000 acres just south and east of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge along the Musselshell River. The buy, if approved, would also open up access to another 8,000 acres of BLM land and 1,300 acres of state property that is now landlocked. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is facilitating the purchase, since government deals can take longer than sellers are willing to wait. With any luck, the new ground could be open to the public by the beginning of archery season.
To learn more about the deal, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/blm-proposes-11-000-acre-land-purchase-along-lower-musselshell-river/article_a4becb06-656e-52f6-adb9-2459c81cff3d.html
Written by Brett French | Outdoor Editor for Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed