OPINION: Don't Sell Our Hunting Heritage

There are some forms of technology in hunting that come down to just personal preference. While others — the ones that adversely affect the experience for all hunters and jeopardize the public acceptance and future of hunting -- those cross the line.

With the advent of high-definition, night-vision, heat-sensing, 24/7 live-streaming, solar-powered, remote-operated game cameras, the time has come that we put some checks on game-camera technology and the market it could create before it becomes established in Montana.

House Bill 547, introduced by Rep. Cohenour, D-East Helena, would make it illegal to sell location data, images and other information collected from game cameras on public lands, ending the possibility of a damaging practice and industry from taking root in the Big Sky State.

Read more from the Helena Independent Record here...

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