This July, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 3 announced a plan to educate the Montana community on hunting ethics. Most Montana hunters are conservationists who hunt with strong ethical considerations. This is something that not all the population is aware of, and CAC member Dennis Nelson stated, “The future of hunting in Montana depends on social acceptance, which means improved public perception and support for hunters and hunting, based on ethical hunting decisions and actions.”
Titled “Hunt Right,” the campaign has its own website and Facebook page, from where the group hopes to share important news and information with the public. Public service announcements will be run on local TV and radio stations, with billboards and online advertisements in development as well. Bumper stickers and other promotional materials will be shared with the community beginning in September.
With a high level of unethical hunting behavior documented last fall, including the use of cars to herd elk and shooting into a large herd of elk, this campaign is a big step in the right direction.
Here at Harris Hunts & Fort Musselshell Outfitters, we could not be happier to hear this news! Hunters like Theodore Roosevelt were some of our country’s biggest conservationist, a viewpoint we share. Ethical hunting is a vital piece of conservation in Montana, and we would like to help you be a part of that goal. Contact us today at 406-429-2800 to begin planning your next hunting excursion.