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Montana’s hunters and anglers recently hailed Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines’ support for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a bill that increases access for hunting and fishing.

Montana’s senators, joined by over one dozen colleagues, are pushing legislation that increases public access for outdoorsmen and women, supports conservation, protects hunting and fishing rights and increases Second Amendment protections on public land.

“This bill takes ideas directly from sportsmen and women, in order to strengthen our outdoor heritage and boost our local economies,” Tester said.  “While some folks in Washington and Helena think we should sell off our public lands and put up ‘No Trespassing’ signs, this bill shows Montanans are committed to increasing outdoor recreation opportunities, not restricting them.”


“As a lifelong sportsman, I know firsthand the importance of Montana’s outdoor heritage to our state’s economy and our way of life,” Daines stated. “It’s important that we work together to ensure this legacy is protected for our kids and grandkids. This bipartisan bill works to ensure that future generations can enjoy the same recreational opportunities and access to public lands that we have today.”

Each year, Montana’s outdoor recreation creates and sustains 64,000 jobs and contributes over $6 billion to local economies.