Friday, April 12, 2013
Fish & Wildlife - Region 7
MILES CITY, Mont.-- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently purchased 981 acres of riparian habitat and associated cropland for addition to the existing Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The new addition is now open for public use and is accessible for boat-in or walk-in access from the existing WMA road and County Road 115. The new property consists of an undeveloped 710-acre island parcel located on Seven Sisters Island and a 271-acre mainland parcel comprised of a mixture of riparian habitat and managed farm land. This new acquisition was purchased primarily using Habitat Montana funds, which are generated from hunting license sales.
There is no vehicle access to the newly-acquired portion of the WMA—visitors may access the new acquisition by walking in from the “old” WMA or boating in from the Yellowstone only. This new parcel is a great example of healthy riparian habitat and while visitors are encouraged to enjoy it, they are also asked to respect adjacent private property owners by not trespassing on private lands and private roadways. All existing WMA rules remain in effect on the new addition, including no target shooting, no driving off-road, and a 7 day camping limit. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the island. Visitors are cautioned that the WMA access road may be impassible due to wet and muddy conditions.
For questions about the Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Area please contact Melissa Foster, Wildlife Biologist, at 406-796-5766.