Poll Question

What is the biggest barrier preventing you from hunting more often? 

  • Prohibitive costs (e.g. equipment, licenses, hunting lease, etc.) (29.41%)
  • Limited access to places to hunt (private or public) (41.18%)
  • Restrictive policies (e.g. Sunday hunting, discharge distance, firearms or ammunition limitations, no crossbows, etc.) (17.65%)
  • Lack of time (5.88%)
  • Family or other personal obligations. (5.88%)

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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