Fish and Wildlife Commission votes to support purchase of Lower Yellowstone River property

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted today to approve the acquisition of a new wildlife management area proposed for the Lower Yellowstone River. 

According to Angie Grove, who chaired the Lower Yellowstone River Corridor Advisory Council, the commission’s vote to advance the Wildcat Bend Wildlife Management Area is a major milestone in a multi-year effort to expand recreational access to the Lower Yellowstone River.

If finalized, the acquisition would be the first purchase to use funding from a $4 million Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks-administered allocation state lawmakers approved in 2021 with an eye toward expanding public access, improving wildlife habitat and encouraging economic development in communities stretching from Hysham to the North Dakota border. 

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