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The MBA Online Auction is now LIVE! You can see a full list of available items and make a bid by visiting our website at https://mtba.org/online-auction/ The live auction event at our yearly convention is our biggest fundraiser. Due to the cancellation of this years convention, we have decided to move our auction online. Bids can be place until June 13th at 7:00pm. Winning bidders will be notified by email. Thank you to all the donors who continue to generously support the MBA!

MBA-ATV Raffle

To help raise money for 2018 the Montana Bowhunters Association is raffling off a new 2018 Honda ATV Rancher. Tickets are on sale now! Most board members have tickets. This is a limited raffle sale of 1500 tickets. No more will be printed. The tickets are already going fast! We can take cash, check or Debit card. Absolutely no credit cards. In reference to Debit card transactions they must be processed through Jenn Schneider. Her phone number is 406-697-7668….

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Gene Wensel to Speak at 2018 MBA Convention
Gene Wensel Guest Speaker

The Montana Bowhunters Association is proud to announce Gene Wensel as our 2018 MBA Convention keynote speaker. Gene was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania in 1944. He spent his early years in New York, Connecticut and Vermont before he went to college in Indiana. Gene moved to Montana with his wife Donna and their three children in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley near Hamilton, Montana, where he had a chiropractic practice until his retirement from that profession. Now he…

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Youth Conservation Education Expo (RECAP)

Here are a few pictures from the Youth Conservation Education Expo from May 13th. We had around 200 youth and they all came to the MBA booth and shot our bows. Members that showed up to help were Don, Bob, Tim, Jerry, Jacklyn. Beckie, Merri, and Marlon. With out their help this kind of event would not be the success it is. It is a lot of fun helping the youth get their first taste of shooting bows and…

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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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I-177 Threatens Montana’s Hunters, Anglers, Trappers and Ranchers

Montanans are facing what may be the most important legal challenge to sportsman’s rights in the history of our state. In November Montana citizens will be asked to vote whether the long standing tradition of trapping will continue on public lands. Trapping has proven to be a necessary part of Montana’s wildlife management practices for decades. It is also a source of income for Montana families and predator control for ranchers and farmers who need it most. The Montana…

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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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Archery Seasons Threatened by Elk Shoulder Seasons

Members- Elk shoulder seasons are proposed for 44 hunting districts for the 2016-17 hunting seasons. Shoulder seasons in some districts will open as early as August 15 and extend as late as February 15. Rifle hunters will be allowed to hunt on private land during archery season, and in some districts, they’ll also be allowed to hunt on public lands. We need your input to the Commission prior to January 22nd opposing shoulder seasons during archery season. Commissioner contact…

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