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FWP seeks public comment on emergency haying/grazing leases on WMAs

Five of the WMAs are in Region 6 in northeast Montana


Last updated 8/6/2021 at 12:18pm

Courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

A sign identifies the Rookery Wildlife Management Area near Havre, one of five WMAs in Fish, Wildlife and Park's District 6, which FWP is proposing opening for emergency haying and grazing leases.

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas in the state. 

Five of these WMAs are in Region 6 in northeast Montana:

• Rookery WMA, near Havre

• Sleeping Buffalo WMA, near Saco

• Dodson Dam WMA, near Dodson

• Hinsdale WMA, near Hinsdale

• Fox Lake WMA, near Lambert

The purpose of these late summer/fall 2021 leases is to improve wildlife habitat while making forage available for area agricultural producers....

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