Forest Service Reminds Visitors To Be Safe As General Hunting Season Begins
With general hunting season approaching, the Custer Gallatin National Forests remind hunters and forest visitors to stay safe, be careful, and remember that travel management regulations are in place for both Forests. Visitors are also asked to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines:
Both the Custer and Gallatin National Forests have published Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) that represent the open or designated road and trail systems on both Forests. These free maps are available at local Ranger District offices, at some local businesses, or online.
When visiting public lands please remember that people under the age of 18 need to wear a helmet if riding a motorcycle or ATV, that certified weed free feed is required on National Forest System lands, and that food storage regulations are in place for the Gallatin National Forest and the Beartooth Ranger District on Custer National Forest.
Visitors are also asked to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines:
- Plan ahead
- Be prepared for the unexpected
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find (except for trash)
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Be considerate of other visitors