Montana Officials Ban Motorized Use on Shields River

Montana Officials Ban Motorized Use on Shields River

News Type: State Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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Montana officials unanimously banned motorized use on the Shields River Thursday, though some were wary about the rule’s effects on public access and recreation.

The new rule will prohibit the use of jet boats and other motorized vessels on the Shields River from its headwaters in the Crazy Mountains to its confluence with the Yellowstone River east of Livingston. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to approve it at a virtual meeting.

The rule will go into effect once it is filed with the Montana Secretary of State.