FWP Seeks Public Comment Regarding Lighted Nocks

We have just received the link for everyone to have their chance to voice their opinion on the lighted nocks. FWP and the Commissioners need to hear from us the Bowhunters. For five years we have tossed this issue back an forth, it has caused much tension among our membership. Now is not the time to sit back and let others carry out what you might want or don’t want. It is up to us to send out our…

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MBA Archery Equipment Policy Proposal Gains Public Comment Period

Throughout the spring, summer, and early fall, the MBA worked on an Archery Equipment Policy proposal designed to strengthen the review process within the current Tentatives cycle. The MBA developed the policy and an evaluation matrix to better focus equipment discussions and aid the Department and Commission in their deliberations on archery equipment proposals. During the October 13th Commission meeting, the MBA requested and was granted a public comment period for the proposal. Thus far, we have received positive…

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Montana Bowhunter Education Classroom Courses are in Progress

A Montana bow and arrow license, plus the proper Montana hunting license, is required if you want to bowhunt during any special archery season. To purchase a bow and arrow license, you must: Show a certificate of completing the national bowhunter education course from Montana or any other state or province; or Show any prior year’s bowhunting/archery stamp, tag, permit, or license from any state or province. If you cannot produce this license, you may sign an affidavit, at…

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MBA Regarding Breaks and 22OD Limited Permits

At the May Commission meeting it was announced that there would be a special meeting of the Commission on June 8th to discuss the limited permits for archery elk in both the Breaks and the 22 units outside the Breaks in regions 4, 5, and 7. The MBA is excited about the opportunity to revisit the decisions about these limited permits and would like to make our positions on these permits clear, explain the rationale behind those positions, and…

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Archery Season for Wolves

Fellow MBA Members, The Fish and Game Commissioners are currently considering an archery season for wolves that would run during the archery season while we are out there hunting elk and deer and would allow 20% of the wolf quota for any specific wolf unit to be taken with a bow. They are also considering increasing the wolf quotas to one of three choices – 153, 186, 216. The MBA is supporting the wolf archery season as well as…

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