Lewis and Clark National Forest Hunters: Check Area Early
The severe weather from this past winter and spring in Montana has destroyed some roads in the national forest especially in the Little Belt Mountains area. Hunters who use this area to access their hunting grounds are urged to check their area early to make sure they can even get there. The spring run-off washed out some roads.
Roads that full sized vehicles could drive on now may only be passable with ATVs, motorcycles or horses. Some roads may not be opened in time for the general hunting season in October. Specifically, the South Fork of the Judith River will remain closed until some time next year and the Forest Service is struggling to repair Ruby Henn Road, Harley Creek Road, the Dry Wolf Creek Road, Sage Creek Road and Jefferson Creek Road.
The Great Falls Trailbike Riders Association has been helping the forest department with the clean up effort. They will let the forest know as they come along roads that need work and have been charting. The GFTRA is also doing work on some roads that had major wash out, clearing trails or making them safe for ATVs, dirt bikes. From Greatfallstribune.com.