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FWP Commission Denies Big Sheep Creek Stream Access Petition

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Fri Oct 11 00:00:00 MDT 1996

The Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission on Friday, October 4, denied a petition submitted under the auspices of Montana's stream access law to close portions of Big Sheep Creek near Lima in southwestern Montana to all recreational use.

The petition requesting the closure on that section of Big Sheep Creek flowing through the property of Renee S. Thompson stated that the physical limitations of the stream render it incapable of supporting fishing and hunting by the public. Based on an investigation of specifics of the petition by FWP staff and input received at a public hearing held in Dillon early in September, Commissioners declined making any restrictions on recreational use of the waterway by the public.