Poll Question

Sportsmen and women have been on the receiving end of increased attention from the non-hunting public, criticizing the traditional “grip and grin” photos on various social media platforms. As a sportsman or sportswoman, what strategies have you utilized to address this negative feedback?

  • I don’t post “grip and grin” photos for that reason (35.48%)
  • My social media is private to avoid unwanted comments (19.35%)
  • I engage the individual in the comment section or in direct messages (3.23%)
  • I post more “grip and grin” photos to prove a point (3.23%)
  • When posting hunting or fishing photos I tell a narrative that focuses on aspects of hunting that the general public widely supports, such as the procurement of meat for family and friends (22.58%)
  • I don’t engage those individuals (16.13%)

Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)

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