Letter to the editor
September 29, 2017
I am writing you about the closures of roads and trails in the Long Pines and Ekalaka Hills (Custer National Forest) from 10-15 to 12-1.
This time period takes in all of rifle season. By doing this, 100,000 acres of forest land is being taken away from seniors and disabled persons for hunting.
It states on Forest Service signs that this is being done to protect resources. Why does this only protect resources for six weeks of the year? The other 10 1/2 months are open to the public for motorized use.
By doing so, you are also putting a strain on the economy of Ekalaka and other...