The United States Senate introduced a bill Monday that would renew and expand incentives for private land owners to allow public access for hunting and fishing.
Montana’s own Sen. Steve Daines and Colorado Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet sponsored the bill. The Voluntary Public Access Improvement Act and Habitat Incentive Program already established incentives for landowners allowing access and improving wildlife habitat. The new legislation would continue those programs as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, according to a release from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
From the release:
VPA-HIP is the only federal program aimed at enhancing access and opportunity on privately owned farms, ranches, and forest lands. The program grants money to states and tribes to support landowners who enroll in the program. Since its reauthorization in the 2014 Farm Bill, wildlife agencies across 29 states and tribal lands have received $40 million to expand public access and enhance wildlife habitat on more than 2.5 million acres.
A very patriotic rod!
Fourth of July Fishing…AMERICA
Fireworks! It’s Independence Day!
JIGS CATCH PIGS!!!
By Montana Grant
MADISON RIVER USERS!!!
4th of July Fun – Listen to Last Weeks Show
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 7/2/22
FISHING WITH GG!!!
BIG SKY PIE!!!
5 Gorgeous Montana Butterflies
By Krawdaddy Jones
Another dumb tourist selfie video
Brett French presents: Endurance Runner’s Fall Nearly Proves Fatal after Trekking Pole Stabs Leg
Join the Captain and Crew during Catchin the Big Ones
Man chased by mountain lion roars
2nd tourist gored by bison in YNP in 3 days
By Moosetrack Megan
ELK REGULATIONS THREATENED!!!
90 year-old woman fends off bear with chair
GOOD and BAD CAMPING IDEAS!!!
PERCH POO POO PARTY!!!
Bear opens car door of elderly couples
Bear attack footage: Because it’s Thursday
FWP TO LIFT RECREATIONAL CLOSURE ON YELLOWSTONE RIVER NEAR LIVINGSTON
KEEP AIS PREVENTION PROTOCOLS IN MIND THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Boat sinks in Whitefish Lake