Poll Question

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

  • Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (6.01%)
  • Increase access to public lands. (24.79%)
  • Provide more information for new participants. (4.05%)
  • Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.16%)
  • Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.82%)
  • I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.17%)

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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