Methow Fence Removal - Recap

A BIG thanks to all the volunteers that joined the 5th annual Methow Fence Pull work party on May 6 and helped dispatch nearly two miles of fence!

Over twenty BHA members showed up to help roll up rusty wire on the border of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) land and Pearrygin Lake State Park.  The group that turned out included new hunters, expert hunters, and even some non-hunters -- who could all see the value of removing barbed wire on public lands that are especially important for mule deer winter range.  

WDFW Methow Wildlife Area Manager Brandon Troyer said that a lot of the old fence in the Methow Valley is WWII surplus -- so the barbs are doubled-up, extra close, and extraordinarily nasty.  He was happy to see a truckload rolled up and headed for the dump. 

At the end of the afternoon, volunteers gathered at the WDFW Beaver Creek campground, and enjoyed some expansive views of the Methow Valley and the North Cascades -- as well as some burgers, brats, and beers donated by Old Schoolhouse Brewery.  It was a great time, and we hope you can join us next year! 

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