Montana v. Zehntner, DV-12-16 Aug. 22, 2016
The Tenderfoot Road is an established county road, in Meagher County, a numbered Forest Service road, in the Little Belt Mountains, dating all the way back to 1899. It came to the attention of PLWA, in Sept. 2011, that the landowner, Howard Zehntner, an outfitter, had gated and set up a “Road Closed” sign on the public access county road. PLWA began the process of contacting the Meagher County Commissioners. Attorney General Steve Bullock filed suit to open the county road in 2012. The State won their suit in 2016, restoring public access on Tenderfoot County Road.