Montana is famous for its blue ribbon trout streams and world-class hunting. That’s not by accident. For more than 100 years, hunters and anglers have worked to conserve and restore our wildlife, access and opportunity.
That legacy continues today. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauds a historic bi-partisan effort in Congress that has protected more than 800,000 acres along the North Fork of the Flathead River and the Rocky Mountain Front.
North Fork Flathead Protected
The North Fork of the Flathead is one of Montana’s most prized trout streams. The North Fork produces trophy mule deer, elk, moose and more grizzlies per mile than any place else. We dream of the crystal blue water of the North fork, all yearlong and all our lives. This agreement protects this important fish and wildlife habitat by withdrawing over 430,000 acres from oil and gas development.
Rocky Mountain Front Protected
When hunters and anglers wonder what awaits them in heaven, it’s hard to imagine a place better than the Rocky Mountain Front. Only on the Rocky Mountain Front can a hunter find all nine of Montana’s big game species and the largest population of bighorn sheep in the state. Passage of the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act adds 67,000 acres of new wilderness and protects another 208,000 acres under current management, through a special management area.
Give Thanks Now!
Thanks to the united Montana Congressional Delegation, our children and grandchildren will be free to live out their dreams in these wild lands. The waters here will always run pure and clean.
Call or email Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Steve Daines and let them know they did right by Montana by putting politics aside to protect our hunting and fishing traditions. Let them know you look forward to working with them in the years ahead.