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Wilderness outfitters call for change to BWCA permit reservation system

Feb 09, 2024 09:47AM ● By Content Editor
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By Dan Wolfe - Northern News Now - February 9, 2024

January 31 marked the sixth annual free-for-all to secure a BWCA permit.

It’s a first-come-first-served system where all permits from May 1 to September 30 become available at once, leading to an online scramble of thousands rushing to book their trips simultaneously.

It’s a system that has many campers frustrated, and a handful of wilderness area outfitters calling for change.

To read the full story, visit the Northern News Now site here.