The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted against the proposal after multiple guides, outfitters and other anglers spoke out against it.
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks
Bear spray also works well for deer, moose and other critters that might be a threat.
Wildlife commissioners approve maximum quotas of up to 5,000 deer, 1,000 elk and 20 moose that could be killed during special hunts over the next two years.
HAMILTON, Mont. — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing increasing turkey hunting licenses for the fall hunting season in an effort to control a growing population of wild turkeys in Bitterroot. The Ravalli Republic reported earlier this week that the department is considering raising the number of beardless turkey licenses a hunter can purchase for the…
But not much is expected to immediately change as a result of the handover of management to the various states.
State officials have pushed for broader restrictions on boating activity after invasive mussel larvae were detected in the Tiber Reservoir in October and suspected in other parts of the state.
The 425 acres is important for maintaining stable populations of deer, pheasant, wild turkey and other wildlife, and addition would expand hunting, fishing, other recreational opportunities.