Senate committee tables 3 of 4 bills aimed at reducing nonresident hunters

Montana hunters pushed legislators on Tuesday via a variety of bills to limit out-of-staters who they claim are crowding them out.

“We share with nonresidents, but we’re overrun,” Rod Bullis, of Hellgate Hunters and Anglers, testified at a Senate Fish and Game Committee hearing on Tuesday.

For proof, resident hunters have pointed to the statistic that between 2012 and 2022, nonresident hunter numbers increased by 80% as resident hunter numbers fell by 7%.

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