BONUS Montana Outdoor Podcast: Update from MT Legislative Session
By angelamontana

Posted: March 25, 2023

This is a bonus Montana Outdoor Podcast. The Montana State Legislature only meets every other year for 90 days. During that time many laws can get created, updated or completely changed in the opposite way they were originally written. Since this legislative session has now passed the halfway mark, we thought it would be a good idea to check in with some legislators and see if your rights to Hunt, Fish, Trap and Enjoy Montana’s Outdoors are being protected or eroded! What are the proposed bills that will affect how we explore and use our great outdoors? DO NOT SKIP OVER THIS SHOW! As an outdoor sportsperson this is your opportunity to find out how to let your State Representative and or Senator from your area of Montana know what you expect them to do. 

Outdoor recreation makes up a substantial component of Montana’s economy, generating $2.5 billion of annual gross domestic product (GDP) and accounting for 4.4% of total GDP in 2021. Of all the other 49 states in America only Hawaii has a greater concentration of outdoor recreation. THAT is how important this is. So are your rights being protected or eroded? Click here and LISTEN NOW TO FIND OUT!  Spoiler Alert! An actual change to our State Constitution is being proposed RIGHT NOW! AGAIN, DO NOT MISS THIS PODCAST!! 

Downrigger interviews Lyn Hellegaard of House District 97 and Paul Fielder of House District 13. Both are on outdoor committees. Just click here to send an email to Downrigger Dale.  You can also click here to email State Representative Lynn Hellegaard. In the podcast, Lyn asks for your opinion of a VERY important proposed law! Or click here to email State Representative Paul Fielder. Paul is the one proposing the constitutional amendment and would like to know your thoughts on it. If you would like to lookup the legislator from your area, so you can contact them, you can do that by clicking here!

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