American Prairie opens 9,300 acres of new Musselshell ranch to hunters this fall

American Prairie has announced that access to 9,300 acres of its newly acquired ranch along the Musselshell River will be open to hunters this fall through the state Block Management Program.

"We're pretty excited to see they're going to do that," said Billings resident Jake Schwaller, the Eastern Montana board member of the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. "We think Block Management is one of the best programs the state has."

American Prairie finalized the purchase of the 32,000-acre 73 Ranch in December 2021. Prior to the acquisition, the Bureau of Land Management had been seeking to buy the ranch’s deeded land in a deal that fell through over pricing. The property adjoins the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge south of the UL Bend.

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