Private property group alleges FWP fails to manage elk; sportspeople seek to intervene

A lawsuit alleging Fish, Wildlife and Parks is failing to manage elk seeks “a radical departure” from the law and from an earlier court decision about the status of wildlife in Montana, according to a group of organizations wanting to intervene in the case.

“More than 80 years ago, the Montana Supreme Court held that wildlife in Montana is a public resource, ownership over which has no legal relationship to the ownership of the land,” argue the group of sportspeople in a court brief dated June 1.

The parties seeking to intervene in the lawsuit note they represent more than 10,000 Montana citizens including members of the Montana Wildlife Federation and Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

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