Winter Closures Announced by BLM
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 6, 2018
The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office is reminding the public of annual winter closures in the Bald Ridge, Carter Mountain, Little Mountain and Twin Creek Trail areas.
According to BLM Wildlife Biologist Destin Harrell, the closure areas occur where big game forage becomes less available with increasing snow depth, which causes animals to work harder for food and lose vital fat reserves quickly. By reducing disruption during the winter, their chance of survival increases.
Bald Ridge closes January 1 through April 30 to all use including hunting and trapping, although the Hogan/Luce Campground remains open to camping and the Hogan and Luce Reservoirs remain open to fishing. Carter Mountain is closed November 15 through June 15 to all motorized travel, although the area remains open to foot and horseback travel.
Little Mountain is closed December 1 through April 30 to all motorized travel in the high country, but does remain open to foot and horseback travel. And the Twin Creek Trail closes January 1–April 30 to all use where the trail easement passes through private land and on BLM-managed public land.
Signs and maps are posted at key locations to assist the public.