OPINION: Commission Vice Chair Did the Right Thing

Hunters agree on the need for things like quality habitat, large landscape conservation, and scientific management of our wildlife. But things get fiery when you start asking sportsmen about who gets to hunt, when, where, what, and how. 

For example, the question of quality opportunity vs. quantity of opportunities came up during December’s Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Vice Chair Pat Tabor brought a proposal to move a currently limited, quality bull elk hunting opportunity to unlimited. Biologists confirmed that this wouldn’t likely impact the herd numbers, but it would affect age class and bull-to-cow ratios, not to mention hunter experience. Understandably, this pit hunters who favor “quality” against those who prefer “quantity.”

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BHA's Regional Policy Manager (MT, ND, SD). Based in Missoula, MT

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