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Dedication Ceremony Held For RMEF's New Land

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LEWISTOWN -

A dedication ceremony was held on Wednesday for private land the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation purchased to give people more access to the Lewis and Clark County Forest. The group recently bought the 40 acre parcel of private land in Fergus county for $190,000.

The land backs up into the forest, increasing public access in the Big Snowy Mountains by almost 18,000 acres. FWP will manage the land for hunters and other recreational activities.

Mark Holyoak with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation said, "We're excited to be able to do projects like this, we have kind of renewed emphasis on trying to seek out places where we can improve access for hunters and improve access for folks who just want to get out and enjoy the great landscapes that there are all across Montana."

The dedication ceremony was held on the land which is located about 22 miles south of downtown Lewistown on Red Hill Road/Route 238.

 

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