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Thread: Helena BLM Closing Because of Shooters!

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    http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/info/new...rth_Hills.html

    The Bureau of Land Management plans to create a shooting safety zone for an area in the North Hills recreation area located about six miles northeast of Helena.


    The proposal calls for a no-shooting safety zone for all of Section 34 in Township 12 North, Range 3 West.The no-shooting zone would establish a year-long recreational shooting restriction for Section 34, but would allow the discharge of firearms during Montana’s big-game season for the purpose of big-game hunting.All BLM lands outside of Section 34 would continue to remain open year-long for recreational firearms use.The proposal would affect 640 acres of the 4,707-acre area.

    To update the public on the latest developments, BLM will host a meeting on June 16 at 6:30 p.m., at the conference room of the Montana Association of Counties building at 2715 Skyway Drive in Helena.


    The proposed restriction was developed through the efforts of a community-based working group, established by BLM’s Western Montana Resource Advisory Council.The sub-group was formed after BLM received complaints from recreationists and adjacent landowners who voiced concerns related to unsafe shooting practices in the area of Section 34.The user-created shooting areas in that area were too close to the road and without a safe line of fire.

    For a map or additional information, call Pat Zurcher, project lead, at (406) 533-7638 or by e-mail at Patrick_Zurcher@blm.gov.


    The BLM manages more land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.


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    What a load of crap, their trying to shovel at people. Why was this not put up for "Public Discussion" or vote.

    I know this does not effect us over here in the Flathead area, but its still an encroachment on the rights of gun shooters.

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    In the last few years a lot of houses have been built in the north valley right up to the BLM line.

    -CZ

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    MT GUNNY wrote:
    http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/info/new...rth_Hills.html

    The Bureau of Land Management plans to create a shooting safety zone for an area in the North Hills recreation area located about six miles northeast of Helena.


    The proposal calls for a no-shooting safety zone for all of Section 34 in Township 12 North, Range 3 West.The no-shooting zone would establish a year-long recreational shooting restriction for Section 34, but would allow the discharge of firearms during Montana’s big-game season for the purpose of big-game hunting.All BLM lands outside of Section 34 would continue to remain open year-long for recreational firearms use.The proposal would affect 640 acres of the 4,707-acre area.

    To update the public on the latest developments, BLM will host a meeting on June 16 at 6:30 p.m., at the conference room of the Montana Association of Counties building at 2715 Skyway Drive in Helena.


    The proposed restriction was developed through the efforts of a community-based working group, established by BLM’s Western Montana Resource Advisory Council.The sub-group was formed after BLM received complaints from recreationists and adjacent landowners who voiced concerns related to unsafe shooting practices in the area of Section 34.The user-created shooting areas in that area were too close to the road and without a safe line of fire.
    So, it seems like it might be a good idea.

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