The new travel plan for this high profile national forest is effective May 1-

Developing a national forest travel plan nowadays is fraught with controversy and often lawsuits, but the Bridger-Teton seems to have pretty wide acceptance, relatively speaking. Years in the making, it goes into effect on May. 1.

ATV, motorbike rules to go into effect soon. Plan will limit off-highway vehicle access for those hunting antlers in Gros Ventre River drainage this spring, Bridger-Teton official says. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Earlier on this blog. Jan. 28, 2009. Bridger-Teton National Forest produces its long-awaited travel plan
Still earlier. Jan. 15, 2007. Bridger-Teton National Forest has draft travel plan

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to New vehicle plan for Bridger-Teton National Forest goes in effect May 1

  1. avatar Tom Page says:

    It’s nice to see some progress on big game protection during the spring shed season. This problem has been getting worse over the last ten years. Hopefully we will see a “season date” codified throughout the Western states – May 1 is a good date, I think. There’s been some of this in places (where it’s illegal to possess a shed antler prior to a given date) but more is needed.

    As a devoted shed hunter myself, it drives me nuts to watch guys pushing deer in late February or elk in late March in hopes of seeing antlers fall off.

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