Help Montana BHA Open the Fort Keogh Fishing Access Site
Several years ago, an important Yellowstone River access site on Fort Keogh was closed due to vandalism. While the closure was necessary to prevent further damage, it significantly impacted the community. This was the only consistently operational boat ramp in the area. It provided excellent bank fishing opportunities and was a popular launch for float trips ending in Miles City.
Fort Keogh, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, and Walleyes Unlimited recently reached an agreement with Fort Keogh to restore public access. FWP has agreed to monitor the site, and the groups have agreed to install a keycode-activated gate where authorized users will enter individualized codes obtained from FWP. This system will allow Fort Keogh and FWP to prevent unauthorized access while tracking authorized users.
The only remaining issue is raising the roughly $10,000 needed for the futuristic gate.
So far, the Montana Wardens Association has pledged $500, and the Montana Chapter of BHA has pledged $3,500. Thanks to the generosity of local hunters and anglers in Miles City, we raised an additional $4,500 at a BHA pint night on March 8th, 2019.
But we need your help to raise the rest!
This project is a win-win for Fort Keogh and public land owners. So, whether you’re an angler, hunter, bird-watcher or boater, please consider helping restore access to the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48.
We appreciate your support!
-The Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers