On Dec. 17, I attended a meeting between legislators and Fish and Game Billings headquarters. I heard some disturbing remarks from one Republican legislator that prompted this letter.
Montana resident hunters and fishermen may think that Ryan Zinke is a friend of yours. He apparently was a fine military man but if you review his record in the Montana Senate, you find a much different story.
Don't vote for any candidate who supports the sale or transfer of our national forests or other federal lands. That is my advice to voters who enjoy hunting or fishing and other outdoor activities in our state. Politicians who advocate such measures don't belong in public office. They have a…
There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.
It doesn't take much for certain groups and individuals to jump on the "Fantasy Wagon." As with so many of these situations, some believe the fantasy and others use it for political advantage.
I am disturbed by the Wilks brothers’ coercive tactics to gain ownership of the Durfee Hills.
Two Texas brothers who own property in Central Montana have formally proposed a land exchange involving Bureau of Land Management property inside their ranch in a trade for public access to an estimated 60,000 acres in the Big Snowy Mountains and north of the Missouri River Breaks.
The Montana Supreme Court recently upheld our state’s stream access law and the ability of everyone to get to streams from county roads. This is a victory for all Montanans and all who enjoys our public waters. It also illustrates stark difference about who should get to enjoy public land and water.
One of the biggest threats to the resident big game hunters in Montana is the continuing attempt to establish trophy hunting areas. These are areas where big game animals that are collectively owned by the residents of Montana are managed by landowners for profit. This is accomplished by sel…
We understand there will be groups put together to propose changes in the way we deal with fish and wildlife management in our state.
The public will once again have motorized access to a portion of national forest land south of Big Timber following the resolution of a 16-year access debate between two private landowners and the U.S. Forest Service over the use of Cherry Creek Road.
The recent Montana Supreme Court hearing in Bozeman contained the following claim by an attorney representing James Cox Kennedy in reference to the water in the Ruby River running through his ranch.
Trespassing hunters will have to pay higher fines and nonresident upland bird hunters will now be able to buy a less expensive three-day hunting license under laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
I have a message for the big-money boys and certain legislators who are trying to dismantle the public ownership of wildlife, fish and water.
John and Carol Gibson received the Montana Wildlife Federation’s Montana Conservation Heritage Award this month for the couple’s lifetime of work to conserve the wildlife and wild lands of our state. The award, given this year for only the third time, recognizes individuals who have shared M…
I'd like to comment on the Jan. 5 guest editorial by Jim Posewitz where the author describes the long, hard struggle to bring public wildlife back from the brink of extinction.
There is a narrative in Montana that only resource extraction jobs create money, and that needs to change, said state Rep. Margie MacDonald, D-Billings.
Montana has a long, successful history of thoughtful political and conservation leaders who have been a force against interests that would destroy our outdoor heritage. Steve Bullock has bravely defended access to public lands and waters. Pam Bucy defended our stream access law in front of t…
I am very concerned about recent attempts to privatize and commercialize our public resources. Consider the following…
A political candidate forum was held at Petro Hall at MSU Billings on the evening of Aug. 15. Candidates for national offices and the office of Montana governor were invited to attend. Over a month earlier, all eligible candidates had been notified and informed that questions would be asked …