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  • Commentary: Another bill to weigh in on Outfitter bill would forever change Montana hunting

    Tom Pulcherz, Montana Wildlife Federation|Updated Feb 2, 2021

    Do you hunt with out of state family and friends? Do you hunt private lands without an outfitter or guide? Have you been applying for a Missouri River Breaks or Elkhorns bull tag for every single year? If so, you better pay attention. SB 143, sponsored by Sen. Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, would turn the vast majority of non-resident big game licenses offered in Montana to "outfitter sponsored" tags favoring hunters with money who use outfitters. It would also create landowner...