Montana FWP to reconsider trailing domestic sheep across wildlife area

Although domestic sheep are not allowed to graze the Robb-Ledford Wildlife Management Area in SW Montana, they are permitted to spend a couple days “trailing across” it to summer pasture. This may be enough to pollute the area with sheep diseases that kill bighorn.

Thankfully, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, at the request of Western Watersheds Project and other conservation groups, is looking into whether this dangerous practice should continue.

Montana FWP to reconsider sheep’s place on wildlife management area. By Daniel Person. Bozeman Chronicle Staff Writer

3 Responses to “Montana FWP to reconsider trailing domestic sheep across wildlife area”

  1. jerryB Says:

    Brian.. or anyone from WWP be willing to post a copy of the agreement to not allow reintroduced bighorns to affect land management in Montana? Also, the “new rules governing how people can use FWP land for commercial purposes”

  2. Brian Ertz Says:

    jerry,

    i’ll see if i can get the letter and post it when i get it.

    The letter WWP sent to FWP regarding the trailing can be found here :

    Click here for letter

  3. jerryB Says:

    Thanks Brian……will be interesting to see the “new rules governing how people can use FWP land for commercial purposes” that Flowers spoke about.


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