The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Tom Puchlerz
Montana Wildlife Federation 

Public Shut Out of Wildlife Decisions by Legislature and FWP


March 17, 2021

Montana hunters are being shut out of major decisions on future access to elk. The new approach in Helena, led by Speaker Wylie Galt and Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Hank Worsech, is to spring legislation on us.

Making major wildlife management changes without public input benefits few and hurts Montana hunters. I never thought it would happen here, but we must meet this full-on effort to limit public hunter involvement in wildlife management decisions if we are to maintain the title of the “Last Best Place.”

For decades, wildlife management in Montana has been guided by the N...

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