Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 

Montanans Rebuke Legislation to Limit Access and Habitat Funding


A new bill being considered by Montana lawmakers would permanently restrict the State’s ability to enhance public access, protect critical wildlife habitat, and support working farms and ranches.

HB 462 seeks to redistribute how recreational cannabis tax revenue is spent in Montana. Over the next biennium, it would strip over $30 million in voter-approved revenue from the Habitat Montana Program and permanently block the program from tapping those funds again.

“In its current form, this bill would limit the state’s long-term capability to protect our public access and wildlife habi...

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