I was pleased to find an email from the Montana FWP in my in box on Friday.
It appears that after the environmental assessment, and public comment period, the FWP will move forward with the purchase of the Neal Ranch property, pending available funds.
This is good news for the Rocky Mountain Front, its wildlife, communities and hunters. The property will be spared from the potential of development. This will effectively increase the size of the Sun River Game Range, and potentially will mean less elk grazing on private property, and the depredation of crops. An increase in winter range for the game range's elk heard, means more surviving elk, and more opportunity for hunters during those few magical months in the Fall.