The Montana Chapter is firing on all cylinders. In the last few months, they’ve repeatedly defended fair-chase pheasant hunting opportunities, supported anti-poaching efforts by donating $5,000 to Montana FWP’s TIP MONT rewards program, called for increased protections for coldwater fisheries and improved trails, pulled unnecessary fencing, and cleaned up multiple fishing access sites as well as recreational shooting areas.
The chapter has hosted a number of pint nights including a pre-party for the MeatEater live show in Billings, Montana, and a kickoff to BHA’s Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. An online sweepstakes raised $2,700 in support of BHA’s efforts, and the chapter continues to engage in multiple issues related to water-quality standards, travel management, wilderness designations, conservation funding and the need to protect our wild, undammed rivers.
But what makes Montana most deserving of Chapter of the Month stems from the chapter's tireless efforts to defend equitable wildlife management, specifically as it relates to elk. It’s been one attack after the next for Montana's elk hunters, and the chapter has been defending the rights of public hunters at every turn: from the 2021 legislature to the season-setting process with the state fish and game, and now requesting to intervene in a legal battle that puts at risk Montana’s longstanding hunting traditions, Montana BHA has been holding the line to keep elk - and all wildlife - public. To learn more about this effort, visit KeepElkPublic.org.