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Op-Ed: Proposed Initiative 191 Would Hurt River Access


I have spent nearly 20 years guiding anglers on Montana rivers and streams in Southwest Montana. After 10 years as a guide, I became an outfitter in 2015 and have been operating my small business ever since. Montana, and its waters, are treasures.

My livelihood, like other fly fishing guides, is dependent on clean, cold, and plentiful water in our rivers to protect habitat. It’s also dependent on the access that Montana’s prized stream access law ensures that distinguishes our state from other states.

I am concerned by a proposed ballot measure, I-191, that could dramatically hurt the o...

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