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Outfitters/Guides Disappointed in Lack of Action to Increase Public Access and Elk Hunting in Hunting District 313


December 28, 2022

In a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission meeting held on December 20, the Commission chose not to reinstate the full 5-week general rifle season in HD 313.

“Today’s inaction to increase public access and elk hunting near Gardiner means the public land hunter loses another season of extended opportunity in HD 313,” said Mac Minard, Executive Director, Montana Outfitters, and Guides. “Not only will this prime public land be unavailable to hunters, but adjacent districts will continue to be overcrowded. Reinstatement of the normal five-week general season would have increased...

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