Latest News

Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act:

Daines to Hear Rocky Mountain Front Proposals
Billings Gazette
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he will hold a listening session in Choteau on the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act and other proposals on the region's management. Daines says he wants to hear residents' ideas and concerns about land management to best utilize the state's resources while protecting its mountains and rivers.

Montana Stream Access under threat!:

Supreme Court Case Threatens Public Access to Montana Rivers
Missoulian
The Montana Supreme Court will hear a case next month that could have far-ranging effects on Montana’s stream access laws.  In April 2012, District Judge Loren Tucker ruled that public use of Seyler Lane didn’t guarantee public access to the Ruby River from a bridge on that road. The bridge is near Twin Bridges, about 50 miles southeast of Butte.

HR 1505:

Proposed Border Legislation Could Override Wildlife Protection Laws and Public Access Rights
OutdoorLife
I live in Michigan, which, of course, borders Canada. I’ve never really thought much about the border. I suppose I simply figured the most egregious smuggling here involves bootleg maple syrup and duty-free liquor. But apparently, it’s dangerous ground.

Farmers oppose Border Bill
The Montana Standard
Our blood is in Montana. With over 100 years of combined history of production agriculture, we have a solid understanding of what good stewardship of the land looks like. 

Sportsmen Act of 2012:

Lessons To Be Learned from the Demise of The Sportsmen's Act
Field & Stream
Advocates for The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 are publicly saying there's still a mathematical chance the legislation could find its way to the Senate floor next week. Privately, they're admitting it's time to get ready for The Sportsmen’s Act of 2013.

Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Vote Stalled in the Senate
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
On November 26, 2012, the Senate voted against waiving the Budget Control Act, preventing a vote on Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Senator Jon Tester’s bill, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012. This vote came as a surprise to sportsmen's groups from across the country that have been working hard for its passage.

U.S. Senate Kills Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Over $10 Duck Stamp Increase
OutdoorLife
Ten bucks. That’s what killed the progressive, popular, good-government Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 yesterday. Ten bucks, or the increase of the cost of a federal duck stamp from $15 to $25.

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep reintroduction bypassed for now
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Bighorn sheep won’t roam along Bridger Mountain ridges anytime soon, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. On Friday, FWP Region 3 director Pat Flowers decided against moving ahead with an option to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Bridger Mountains this summer. He also decided not to dismiss the plan altogether.

Yellowstone Wolf Harvest

Montana shuts down wolf harvest near Yellowstone
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Montana wildlife commissioners on Monday closed down the gray wolf season in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park after several collared animals used for scientific research were shot in recent weeks.

Montana Hunters Anglers Action! needs the financial support of Montana sports-men and women who care deeply about access to public lands and wildlife habitat. Put your money into action that will stand up for your unique world class Montana outdoor heritage whenever it comes under threat at EVERY level of government!