State: MT

Found 45
Page 4 of 5
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV)

Summary In recent years, Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use has increased rapidly across the country.The unmitigated consequences of such growth not only threatens the environmental health of the lands used in OHV recreation but also threatens to eliminate future OHV opportunities. Some states have taken steps to provide adequate funding for sustainable OHV management and …

Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) Read More »

Federal Land Habitat Management

Summary Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife populations. Well-managed lands containvarious successional stages that provide a diversity of habitats capable of supporting a diversity of wildlife. On federal lands, however, young forests and other early seral habitats are often underrepresented. The most efficient method to improve wildlife habitat is …

Federal Land Habitat Management Read More »

Handgun Carry While Archery Hunting

Summary A number of states restrict the ability of archers to carry a handgun while archery hunting. However, this puts the personal safety of archers at risk through limiting their constitutional right to bear arms. While afield, bow hunters are vulnerable to attacks by large predators as well as criminals engaged in drug trafficking and …

Handgun Carry While Archery Hunting Read More »

Knife Ban Repeal

Summary Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress to amend the Federal Switchblade Act so that one-hand opening and assisted-opening knives with a “bias toward closure,” like those used for hunting, are not classified as switchblades. Passing laws at the state level that are similar to the federal exemption to …

Knife Ban Repeal Read More »

Knife Law Preemption

Summary In recent years many local governments have enacted vague, outdated laws banning the sale, possession, use, and manufacture of certain types of knives. These ordinances include knives that the average person would consider to be common pocket knives. Vague jurisdictional knife definitions can lead to highly subjective law enforcement scenarios. Upon an arrest, the …

Knife Law Preemption Read More »

Open Fields Doctrine

Summary As with many Constitutional protections, the court system has created carve-outs and exceptions to the Fourth Amendment, one being the Open Fields Doctrine. This doctrine holds that the expectation of privacy provided by the Fourth Amendment does not extend to “open fields” or other wooded properties, regardless of whether a property is posted with …

Open Fields Doctrine Read More »

Protecting Personal Information on Hunting and Fishing Licenses from Public Records Requests

Summary More than half of the states in this nation do not protect the personal information that sportsmen and women are required to provide when purchasing hunting and fishing licenses. Some of these states require the information to be readily accessible to the public, while others mandate individuals to complete a request for public information …

Protecting Personal Information on Hunting and Fishing Licenses from Public Records Requests Read More »

In Season

STAY CURRENT

Stay current with the latest news, policy activity and how to get involved.

Sign up for Newsletters

SUPPORT CSF

Donate today so we can keep fighting for tomorrow!

Donate Now