Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) proposes to exchange approximately 35.9 acres of the Marias River Wildlife Management Area (MRWMA) to the Marias River Bird Preserve (Preserve), LLC, who is an adjacent landowner on the southwest boundary of the WMA, for 1) approximately 76.7 acres the Preserve owns along that boundary, 2) extend an existing access agreement to FWP, and 3) grant administrative access across their property to the southern portion of the WMA via that existing access agreement. No monetary exchange would occur as part of this proposal. (Decision Notices - 09/12/2014)
The objective for the proposed project is to reduce the potential for spreading EWM to other locations via hunter and angler activities on the Canyon Ferry WMA and water bodies downstream, including Canyon Ferry Reservoir. It is unlikely that control efforts will eradicate EWM from Canyon Ferry WMA, as upstream populations will continue to provide plant propagules, but reductions in overall abundance will benefit native ecosystems as well as make weed suppression easier. Considerable reductions in populations from chemical control could allow land managers to implement less invasive measures such as manual and cultural controls throughout the management area. (Decision Notices - 09/08/2014)
The Wilderness Sportsman Club, 1060 Cottonwood Lakes Rd., Seeley Lake, MT 59686, proposes to add a voice release system. The Wilderness Sportsman Club has applied for a grant under the Montana Shooting Range Development Program for $6,000.00 in partial funding of the $12,000.00 for the cost and labor of a voice activated call system for clay targets and a token operated clay dispensing system. (Decision Notices - 09/04/2014)
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has released a draft environmental assessment (EA) for a Shooting Range Development Grant proposal for the Park County Rod and Gun Club, which is located on 62 acres of leased private land, 3 miles north of Livingston, Montana at 154 Meigs Road, Livingston, Montana 59047; Lat. 45.70048, Long. -110.57487. Section 35, Township 1 South, Range 9 East.
FWP would provide $5,901 in partial funding for the Park County Rod and Gun Club’s proposed improvements:
Building one new pistol bay adjoining the existing pistol bay. By utilizing a common wall with the existing bay, only one additional sidewall and
one back-wall will be required for the new bay.
Applying road mix in the floors of the new berms.
Installing a concrete pad at the shooting lines in the new bay.
Fabricating and installing target supports in the pistol bay.
(Recreation - 09/04/2014)
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has released a draft environmental assessment (EA) for a Shooting Range Development Grant proposal for the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex (GFSSC), which is located approximately 5 miles north of Great Falls, Montana 59404, 1 mile east of Highway 87, at 30 Sportsman Trail, Lat. 47.5730378, Long. 111.223764, Section 16, Township 21 North Range 4 East.
FWP would provide $9,870 in partial funding for GFSSC’s proposed improvements:
Gravel shooting bays, bay access, and build covers over three bays.
(Recreation - 09/04/2014)