The Montana House Conference Committee is considering Budget Bill (HB 02). Currently, shooting range development funds that were cut out in the Senate Finance Committee are not included in HB 02. The Shooting Range Development Project uses hunter license fees, rather than taxes, for matching grants to local clubs to begin or improve shooting ranges. It is vital for the protection of Montana shooting sports that the full amount of funds remain in the program. Please contact the members of the committee and ask them to restore the shooting range development funding in House Bill 02. Committee members, Representatives Sinrud, Wells, Franklin, and Buzzas can be reached by calling the legislative message service at (406) 444-3064.