OPINION: It's up to us to defend our hunting traditions

Hunting season is here. Many hunters— including me — will head out this weekend in search of good times and a chance at harvesting Montana’s publicly owned game.

While afield I’m often reminded of how lucky I am to hunt and to participate in the North American Model of Wildlife Management. This fuels my desire to preserve our traditions and opportunities and push back against efforts to privatize and commercialize our wildlife.

Time afield also provides an opportunity for introspection. It's easy to point fingers, but it's important to look in the mirror and recognize how our actions and behavior as hunters play a role shaping the future.

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