State eyes Dayton lakefront site for fishing access

At Flathead Lake, where public access is greatly limited and land for sale along the 185 miles of shoreline is nearly impossible to come by, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking into the possible purchase of a privately owned 15-acre parcel on the west shore after the agency was approached by the property owner.

At a Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Thursday, officials gave the OK for the agency to move forward in its discussions with the landowner and to pursue other initial steps in the purchasing process, such as preparing an environmental assessment and seeking public comment.

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