Tomorrow, October 19, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will be taking public comment on a measure of critical importance to all hunters in the state. A proposal to require all of the state’s big game hunters to choose between either a bow or a firearm for the entire hunting season will be taken up during an afternoon Work Session. To be clear, this will mean that hunters will no longer have the option of pursuing big game with both a bow and a rifle during the same calendar year.
It is critical that your voice be heard! Big game hunters should continue to have the freedom to choose to hunt with a bow and a firearm during the appropriate seasons. Contrary to the claims of some advocates of this proposed restriction, sportsmen are easily capable of becoming proficient in the use of both a bow and a firearm for big game. Sportsmen need more hunting opportunities, not fewer!
The Commission Meeting will be held at:
Fort Keogh Research Station
243 Fort Keogh Road
Miles City, MT
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please express your opposition to this “single implement for big game” proposal by calling the Commission Director’s Office at (406) 444-3186. Also, please call or write the commissioner who represents your area of the state. For more information on your commissioner and how to contact him, please go to http://fwp.mt.gov/insidefwp/department/commission/default.html.
Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on this threat to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the State of Montana!