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Upland Game Bird Council To Meet In Helena April 13

Montana FWP - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:57
An advisory council that developed recommendations for Montana's upland game bird enhancement program will meet in Helena April 13 to discuss planning efforts for the 2015 field season.

Spring Turkey Season Opens April 11

Montana FWP - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:56
Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online. The application deadline for western Montana's spring gobbler season permits has passed.

Sheep Die-Off Prompts Conference Call To Close Hunting District

Montana FWP - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:36
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via a telephone conference call Monday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. to consider an emergency closure of a bighorn sheep hunting district near Gardiner due to a recent disease-related die-off.

Commission Approves FAS Seasonal Closure

Montana FWP - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:26
The Fish and Wildlife Commission March 12 approved a seasonal closure for a fishing access site on the Missouri River near Great Falls to address problems with non-sporting activities.

Comment Period Opens for Big Hole Closure Rule

Montana FWP - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:31
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed closure of a section of the Big Hole River for public safety reasons associated with the reconstruction of Silver Bridge near Divide, Montana.

ARIZONA - Coconino NF seeks public comments on proposed Cornville Single Track Trail

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:45

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is developing a proposal to create a single track motorized trail near Cornville, and is requesting public comments to further evaluate this proposal. Helpful comments include specific thoughts or concerns related to the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail. As the Forest Service develops the proposed action, the comments received help focus the analysis on relevant issues related to the project.The Cornville Single Track Trail proposal was brought forward as a

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March 2015 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:16
UFWDA online magazine, One Million Dollars of New Mexico Sticker Funds  Now at Risk, You can help advocate for a ‘Border to Border’ Trail. BF Goodrich Survey,  Live Axles to Remain in Next Jeep Wrangler,  Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance, UFWDA … Continue reading →

CALIFORNIA - BLM Releases Draft West Mojave Planning Area Route Network Project for Public Review

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:30

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project, providing guidance and management direction for over three million acres of public lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.The release of the draft plan delivers a proposed solution for adaptive and responsible travel management pla

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Area Hunter Ed & Bow Ed Instructors Receive Awards

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:24
(Miles City) - At a recent workshop held in Miles City, a group of individuals from around the region were recognized for their years of dedication as instructors for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Hunter Ed and Bow Hunter Education programs.

TEXAS - NPS Proposes New Special Regulation for OHVs on Lake Meredith NRA

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:32

The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to require permits to operate motor vehicles off roads, designated areas and routes where motor vehicles may be used off roads, create management zones that would further manage this activity, and establish camping, operational, and vehicle requirements. These changes would allow off-road vehicle use for recreation while reducing associated impacts to resources. Unless authorized by

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Kids' Shed Antler Hunt At Montana Wild - April 4

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:58
If you think Easter egg hunts are fun, wait until you try "shed" hunting at Montana WILD on April 4. Kids ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to:

Madison County Couple Sentenced for Multiple Wildlife Violations

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:42
A Madison County couple was sentenced Monday after being convicted of multiple wildlife violations involving the illegal killing of several furbearers, a mountain lion, and an antelope buck.

Registration Open for Dillon Area Spring Hunter Education

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:37
The Dillon area spring Hunter Education course will be held at the Dillon Middle School on April 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The field day will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Dillon Rifle and Pistol Club Range. Class enrollment will be capped at 35 students.

National Park Service and State of Montana Seek Public Input on New Bison Management Plan

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:42
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today that they will begin preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new plan to manage a wild and migratory population of Yellowstone-area bison, while minimizing the risk of brucellosis transmission between bison and livestock to the extent practicable. A Notice of Intent has been published in the Federal Register. The new plan is needed because conditions have changed since implementation of the Interagency Bison Management Plan began in 2001, including agency experience in managing bison and new science.

The West’s Fight for Self-Government

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:09
First published in the CBU Quarterly November 2014, Vol. 4 Issue #4 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWNS NEARLY half of all land west of Nebraska, and it is increasingly using that ownership to cut Western states off from the natural resources and tax bases they need to take care of themselves.  National polls show a lack […]

CALIFORNIA - Forest Service seeks input for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:12

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is accepting public comment for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds grant application submitted to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. The OHMVR grant provides staffing for OHV education and information, law enforcement patrols, resource and use monitoring, protection of natural and cultural resources and maintenance of OHV trails and trailheads on the LTBMU.

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Help Send BlueRibbon Coalition's Del & Stacie Back East

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:50

BRC's Team Albright is headed east to dig into issues affecting motorized access face-to-face in the eastern half of the US. The "cry for help" has been heard and BRC is pushing ahead with a plan; but we need your input. In fact, we'd like your suggestions, travel ideas, tips on places to visit and offers for "meet and greets" where Del and Stacie can hear from you and your club directly. Together we need to work towards a better future for you and your family to enjoy outdoor motorsports.

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WASHINGTON, OREGON & CALIFORNIA - FS to Hold Northwest Forest Plan Amendment Listening Sessions

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:22

The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. To gather ideas on the revision process, the Forest Service is holding a series of public listening sessions March 17, 2015 in Portland, OR; March 18, 2015 in Seattle, WA; and March 25, 2015 in Redding, CA. Detailed information is provided below.

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeks Comments on 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Proposals

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:20

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites the public to comment on proposals it has submitted for the 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Proposal. The proposals are available on the internet at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review and comment during the period of March 3 through April 6, 2015.  Approximately 35 projects throughout the state have been proposed, including: OHV rules enforcement, facility development, restoration work and other activities. The proposals are funded through

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Hunter, Bowhunter Education Instructors Needed in Region 3

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:59
Volunteer instructors are being sought for the Hunter and Bowhunter Education programs in Gallatin County.
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