Acquisitions, Trades & Leases
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to purchase by fee title approximately 36.5 acres of riparian crop land along the Yellowstone River near Savage, Montana, for addition to the existing 1,525-acre Elk Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The property is currently operated as a private irrigated farm; the current landowners approached MFWP with an interest in selling. The purchase, development and management of this site would enhance the functionality and broaden the “footprint” of the adjacent Elk Island WMA while helping minimize recreational conflicts with neighbors. Over the years FWP enforcement officers have responded to infrequent reports of trespassing on to neighboring private property by hunters on the WMA.