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Zinke no friend of resident hunters

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.

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Don't transfer our federal lands

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…

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Guest opinion: Don't sell off Montana's future to China

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.

June 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TR's advice still rings true for public lands

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.

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Don't give up Durfee Hills to Wilks brothers

I am disturbed by the Wilks brothers’ coercive tactics to gain ownership of the Durfee Hills.

March 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed land deal would access 60,000 acres

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.

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Guest opinion: Court protected public access to Montana waterways

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.

January 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Trophy hunting areas take away public wildlife

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…

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Prevent turning fishing streams into private property

We understand there will be groups put together to propose changes in the way we deal with fish and wildlife management in our state.

July 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Landowners, Forest Service agree on Cherry Creek access

Landowners, Forest Service agree on Cherry Creek access

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.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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In Montana, water belongs to the public

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.

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Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

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.

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Montana wildlife belongs to the public

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.

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MWF recognizes Billings people for their work

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…

March 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Landowners do not manage wildlife

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.

January 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Legislators briefed on conservation issues

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.

December 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Vote for candidates who will protect Montana's outdoor heritage

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…

October 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Don't sacrifice public land and water for profits

I am very concerned about recent attempts to privatize and commercialize our public resources. Consider the following…

October 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

No Republicans attended candidate forum

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 …

August 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Steve Bullock talks with John Gibson

Steve Bullock talks with John Gibson

Steve Bullock talks with John Gibson at The Billings Times on Tuesday.

July 17, 2012 10:53 amLoading…

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