Montana's Rocky Mountain Front offers some of the finest big game habitat in North America. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers agree that we need a common sense plan to keep the front the way it is for today and tomorrow.
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HB12-1317 is a bill that defines the makeup of the future Parks and Wildlife Commission (PWC), and is up for hearings in the House Agriculture Committee this week. Some problems with this bill include:
September 1, 2011
JOSEPH, ORE. —
The national Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is announcing a reward aimed at stopping lawbreakers who disturb public land, water and wildlife on motor vehicles such as All-Terrain Vehicles.
"All-terrain vehicles are popular and powerful tools, with a valid place on our nationalforests," said Jim Akenson, executive director. "However, these tools are too often abused, impacting habitat and hunting opportunities."
The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act is a boon for hunters and anglers in Montana, protecting and restoring some of the best elk habitat and trout streams in the state. The bill will protect almost one million acres of pristine Montana backcountry as new wilderness or Special Recreation Areas, protecting core secure habitat and places for solitude. The bill also puts people to work restoring trout waters and clean up bug-killed lodgepole pine for local sawmills.