Outdoor Briefs July 7 2017

Fire restrictions take effect on FWP properties

In response to weather conditions favorable for wildfires, fire restrictions have been placed on Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites in Blaine, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and Treasure counties. According to an FWP news release, officials in those counties enacted Stage I Restrictions.

“Stage 1 restrictions mean that people cannot build or maintain a campfire. People also may not smoke except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of flammable materials,” the news release stated. Cooking is allowed on liquid petroleum gas or propane stoves that can be turned on and off.

In Treasure County campfires will be allowed only in established steel grates at Amelia Island and Myers Bridge.

Hunter Education class to be offered in Broadus

A hunter education class will be offered in Broadus on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. Register at fwp.mt.gov by July 14.

Classroom work must be picked up at Powder River Taxidermy and completed prior to July 15. Class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Broadus Community Center on July 15, and the field day will be July 16. For more information contact instructor Ray Roerick at rayroerick@gmail.com.