Montana Trophy Outfitters is currently permitted to provide deer and elk outfitted hunts on BLM lands. As of 6/7/2021, the permittee has requested an expansion of the area permitted from 1,296 acres to 45,793 acres. (The original proposal was 51,742 acres, but the Black Sage WSA was eliminated from the proposal). The permittee is also requesting that permitted operations include guiding for spring bear and winter lion hunts. The season of use authorized would expand to year-round due to the additional spring and winter seasons. The latest general terms, conditions, and stipulations required on all BLM and all MT/DAKs BLM SRPs would be added to the amended permit. The Butte Field Office stipulations required on the existing permit would continue to be required. No additional stipulations would be added to the amended permit.
The latest plan was put up Aug. 25.
Map was updated to show that the area within the Black Sage Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is not included in the proposed expansion. Map now also includes the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) to assist with locating areas.
Comments are due by Aug. 31.
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