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Montana: Adult Apprentice Hunting Bill Passes House, Awaits Governor Signature

On April 22, the Montana House of Representatives voted to pass Senate Bill 218 by a vote of 90-10. The bill – sponsored by Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Mark Blasdel – would allow first-time adult hunters to participate in the state’s apprentice hunting program. SB 218 now only awaits the signature of Governors …

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Montana: Sportsmen’s Caucus Calls for Action to Combat Invasive Species

On April 10, the Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus called upon the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for assistance in combating the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the state. As noted in a letter from the Caucus, the state has been working tirelessly to prevent the spread of AIS following detection of harmful mussel …

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Montana: Sportsmen’s Caucus Holds Lunch to Discuss Sportsmen’s Priorities

On February 8, the Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held a lunch briefing for legislators and sportsmen’s representatives, announcing the new Co-Chairs of the Caucus, as well as Caucus priorities for the 2017 session. Staff from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation presented on Caucus form and function, as well as provided a …

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Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke Nominated for Secretary of the Interior

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT) has been nominated to serve as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior under the Trump Administration. As an active member of the CSC during the 114th Congress, Rep. Zinke supported the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R. 2406), or SHARE Act, when it passed out of …

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Anti-Trapping Ballot Initiative to go Before Montana Voters on Election Day

On Tuesday, November 8, Montanans will decide the future of trapping in the state when they go to the polls to vote on Initiative 177 (I-177), which would ban trapping on public lands in Montana, subverting the science-based fish and wildlife management model in the United States. As written, I-177, “generally prohibits the use of …

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Montana: Governor Steve Bullock Announces New Public Lands Agenda

On June 9, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) Member Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) announced his new public lands and access agenda, aimed at both protecting existing recreational access to public lands in Montana and exploring opportunities for opening up additional access to public lands in Big Sky Country.  Governor Bullock’s public land access agenda was centered …

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