Controversial BLM Outfitter Permit Open for Public Comment
August 18, 2021
An application for an amendment to an outfitting permit has drawn criticism on local social media pages. The amendment from Montana Trophy Outfitters (owned and operated by Whitehall native Forrest Lewton), was applied for through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Butte Field Office and requests the below changes to their existing special recreation permit (Permit #MT-070-18-09). The acreage is in the the 370 and 380 hunting districts.
According to the BLM website, Montana Trophy Outfitters is currently permitted to provide deer and elk outfitted hunts on BLM lands. As of 6/7/2021, the pe...