Airport Identifier:








This challenging airstrip is located deep within the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area. The U.S. Forest Service did major reconstruction in June, 2013. There are no camp amenities. Excellent catch-and-release fishing is close by on the Selway River.

Airstrip Features:



Wild Classification

Airstrips may have basic navigation aids such as windsock and runway markers and no user facilities. Typically located in the remotest settings away from roads and communities.

Primary Runway:






Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Member Name

Tom Richardson

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Member Name

Michael Schwartz

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Airstrip Manager:

Willy Acton


#7 McCall/Central

District Director:

Dave Irvin
(208) 521-8908
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Observation Date: April 9, 2023

Landed at Shearer with helicopter. Airfield area is clear of snow and runway is mostly dry, just a couple of damp, not muddy spots. Appears an airplane or two with larger tires had been in and out with no rutting. Cleaned up the mid-field dispersed campsite and bagged up scattered trash and flew it out. River trail upstream is clear of snow except few scattered icy patches. Only two down trees in 2 1/2 miles.

Observation Date: March 16, 2023

Flew into Shearer airstrip with the helicopter. There was about seven to tent inches of snow on the runway. The snow was soft and somewhat wet in the afternoon. A ski equipped fixed wing aircraft had landed and taken off dropping off two hunters a week before, reportedly in the early morning hours. River was fairly low with significant ice remaining.

Observation Date: November 13, 2022

Flew into Shearer on Sunday 11/13/2022 with a helicopter. Just skiff of snow on airstrip flat. Fixed wing aircraft getting in and out that day with wheel tracks down to dirt/turf on runway. Two hunting camps on airstrip flat. Copy and Paste this URL to download and view video:

Observation Date: June 7, 2022

Flew into Shearer 6/8/2022 with helicopter and spent the afternoon hiking around. Windsock at south end has a rip lengthwise but still mostly functional. Healthy grass growth on northern half of runway, about six to eight inches in height. RECENT BEAR ACTIVITY AROUND AIRSTRIP. Outhouse door torn open and vent stock torn out and laying on ground. (Nice repair accomplished by someone with safety wire and screws. I put vent stack back in place and will bring boards, screws and complete more permanent repairs in next week or so.) Plastic cabinet (not sure what that is for...) on southern windsock mast torn off. Screen door on Guard Station cabin torn up. Bear did not gain access to cabin.

Observation Date: May 11, 2022

Went to Shearer for the day on Wednesday May 11. Airstrip is firm, grass is green and looking good. First 50 yards on north end is wet and soft as usual but otherwise everything looks good. A group of bear hunters camped at the fire pit, they were flown in by Choice Aviation.

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