Hunting Bills Stall In The Legislature

A debate over the role of money in deer and elk hunting in Montana has fizzled out in the Legislature.

Senate Bill 143 would have created a $300 early drawing system for nonresident elk and deer licenses. It’s likely dead after missing a deadline in committee earlier this month.

Addressing an amendment that overhauled the bill and passed the Senate in February, the policy’s sponsor, Sen. Jason Ellsworth (R) - Hamilton said, "Certainly I’m more than disappointed from where this bill started to where we’re at today."

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