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Montana: Hoot Owl Restrictions Lifted on Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Tributaries

"Hoot Owl" Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Tributaries
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks lifted "hoot owl" fishing restrictions on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot River and its tributaries today.

The entire Blackfoot and its North Fork, Copper, Monture and Morrell tributaries, as well as the Bitterroot River from Tucker Crossing downstream, have been under restrictions since July 29 to reduce the impact on drought-stressed fish.

Now these "hoot owl" restrictions that prohibit fishing during the hottest hours of the day (2 p.m. until midnight) remain only on the following rivers and creeks in west-central Montana:

Upper Clark Fork: From headwaters where Silver Bow and Warm Springs Creeks join to Rock Creek