Turley Lease - Bull Mountains
DNRC denies closure of Bull Mountain area state section.
PLWA testifies at hearing.
On July 27th 2012, the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation formally denied a nearby landowner’s request for recreational closing of the state section 36 in T7N R28E . (This is in the north end of the Bull Mountains about 10 miles south southeast of Roundup. ) The ruling against the landowner Michael Turley was made by Southern Area Manager Matt Wolcott after a hearing a few weeks prior.
Four members of PLWA testified at the hearing in addition to several local hunters. These hunters testified that they had been repeatedly harassed by Mr. Turley, his family, and friends – including being “run off” the state section.
PLWA commends DNRC authorities for their responsive and responsible action in this case.
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