The Bureau of Land Management is now offering permits to harvest firewood and poles from Muddy Mountain. Leslie Collins, spokeswoman for the BLM Casper Field Office, says people look forward to these permits.

Ants work before winter:

"The public gets pretty excited about this. We have a lot of people who are interested. You can come by the Casper field office and purchase your permits. It's five dollars per cord, one dollar for post and pole, and there's an additional one-dollar road maintenance fee. Permits are limited to three cords per person."

The Casper Field Office is located at 2987 Prospector Drive.

Early birds catch permits:

"And they're issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The can come to the Casper Field Office from September 7th through September 30th to purchase a permit, between the hours between 8 am and 4 pm."

Ms. Collins says when you get your permit, you can also pick up a map to the wood harvesting area.

Where to woodchuck:

"The trees are marked, what's available for firewood use, so you go up there and there's designated areas that are marked and those are the areas that you can cut trees down in. You can get maps with your permits that show you how to get up there."

For more information you can also call the BLM at 261-7600.