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Fish and Wildlife Commission Ruled on Proposed No-Wake Zones in Fort Peck Area

Commission - Region 6

Thu Apr 20 10:56:11 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission held a meeting on Friday, April 14 at Montana Wild in Helena, and took up a wide array of issues including final decisions on several no-wake zone proposals.  Two of these proposals were in the Fort Peck area; one in Fort Peck Reservoir in Duck Creek Bay, and one in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts.

            Earlier this year, a petition was received requesting to restrict Duck Creek Bay, located on Fort Peck Reservoir, to a limited no-wake zone from the boat ramp to the mouth of the bay.  The Commission voted to adopt this proposal to address safety concerns, as the area has a heavily-used boat ramp and camping area and is becoming increasingly more popular.  Steps will soon be taken to buoy this area.

            A separate petition was received requesting to restrict the Bay of Park Grove, located in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts, to a no-wake zone approximately 75 feet from the shoreline.    The commission voted not to adopt this proposal, based on the Department’s recommendation and numerous public comments opposing this action.

            This information and more can be found at http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/insideFwp/commission/meetings/