Monday Mar 20, 2023
Securing Montana’s Hunting Heritage
HB419 and the Hunting Heritage Amendment in Montana with Everett Headley
Everett Headley works for us at Howl for Wildlife as one of our content writers and researchers. I’m talking to him about a couple of bills we currently have up on the action center. Some of the main ones are HB419 and a constitutional amendment, which is out of Montana. Even if you don’t live in Montana, these bills set precedents for hunting everywhere and make it easier for us to do the same thing in other states. I’m working on similar legislation in Arizona and we might see the same things come up next session. We’re all in this shit together!
We start by talking about the hunting heritage amendment in Montana. The amendment currently protects hunting and fishing and we’re looking to enhance that protection to protect the hunting heritage, which means current means of take, like trapping and how we trap. One of the plays from anti-hunters is to first go after trapping and then go after other activities. Everett talks about similar bills in Oregon and protecting the right to food.
Everett and I chat about how hunting legislation impacts non-hunters. Community and society at large benefit from hunter actions and hunter dollars, even if they don’t realize it. We then get into HB419, which Everett calls the Montana bond bill, which requires anti-hunting groups to put up a minimum bond of $50,000 if they want to sue. One of the anti-hunting strategies is to litigate and delay, and even if they don’t win, they could completely ruin a hunting season. When money is on the table, those who suffered losses like guides, local hotels, and outfitters can recoup funds from the bond.
- How the bills in Montana impact hunting nationwide.
- Info on HB419 and the hunting heritage amendment.
- How hunting legislation impacts non-hunters.
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Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Everett Headley works for us at Howl for Wildlife as one of our content writers and researchers. I’m talking to him about a couple of bills we currently have up on the action center: the hunting heritage amendment and HB419 in Montana. We get into the details of each bill and how they impact not only hunters nationwide, but non-hunters and society at large.
big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, hunting advocacy, howl for wildlife, anti-hunting, trapping, hunting heritage, Montana, conservation, HB419
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