HELENA — A Billings legislator is proposing a constitutional amendment to make it harder for legislators to put referendums on the ballot.
Hunting and fishing outfitter groups are on opposite sides of a bill that would allow outfitters to hire emergency assistants for up to 15 days.
Houndsmen turned out in force Tuesday to oppose a bill that would allow trapping of mountain lions and support one that would allow the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission to authorize hunting black bears with hounds.
HELENA — A hearing on a proposed pay raise for state employees headlines the House and Senate schedule this week for the Montana Legislature.
FWP officials' personal letters backfire; Miles City staffers who were ordered to relocate win preliminary appeal
Two veteran Miles City Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees have unintentionally landed at the center of a statewide dispute between resident hunters and outfitters, landowners and wildlife advocates, and members of the Legislature and the FWP Commission.
A contentious bill that would have revised archery hunting in the Missouri River Breaks and other draw-only districts was voted down in the Senate Fish and Game Committee Thursday night, but not before testimony got a little testy.
After a year-long battle to get Initiative 161 passed in last November's election — a fight that even entered the courtroom — sponsor Kurt Kephart thought he could rest. The hard work had been done, the battle finally won.
Only four months after it was passed, a voter-approved initiative removing nonresident license set-asides for outfitters seemed set for a challenge by an outfitter/legislator's bill.
As hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison await slaughter in a capture facility near Gardiner, lawmakers, hunters, landowners and interest groups are butting heads in the Montana Legislature about whether such a situation should continue or change.
HELENA — Assisted suicide, medical marijuana and more attempts to block health-care reform are among the items on tap this week at the Montana Legislature.
HELENA — Women seeking abortions would be required to first undergo an ultrasound under a bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee Friday on a party-line vote.
Rep. Doug Kary of Billings has introduced into the 2011 Montana Legislature what he thinks is a pretty simple bill - one that would allow hunters to drive onto public lands with an official escort between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to retrieve downed game.
A week after Montanans approved a constitutional initiative to get rid of outfitter-sponsored hunting licenses, newly elected Rep. Bill Harris, R-Mosby, has requested the drafting of a bill to rescind the measure.