The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

"Hoot Owl" implemented


High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday, July 19. This includes the entire Jefferson River.

The following sections of rivers will be closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve effective Wednesday:

• Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the Mouth of the North Fork Big Hole River;

• Big Hole River from Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Beaverhead River;

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