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A big THANK YOU goes out to all the people who donated their time, talents, products and prizes to support the Montana Bow Hunters annual fund raising convention. We couldn’t do it without our generous volunteers, members, vendors and partners. - If you’re in Bozeman, MT please be sure to stop by Bob Wards and check out the display honoring longtime MBA member and bowhunter Lee Poole. - REMINDER: Mailing Labels Show Your Membership Renewal Date

Survey Results

2014 Fall Member Survey

Lighted Nocks and Bow-mounted Cameras Poll following Pope & Young determination on lighted nocks and cameras (Summer 2014)

MBA Fall 2014 Survey Data_All_150103

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2012 MBA Member Survey

2012 Survey Results – final

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2011 MBA Member Survey

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2011 Montana Bowhunter Magazine Survey

1. How important do you feel it is to having an MBA magazine printed quarterly like it currently is?

Very Important 19.2%
Important 34.5%
Not Important 46.3%

2. Based upon the information presented in Steve Sukut’s article related to our magazine options, how would you prefer to receive MBA updates?

Magazine Format Only (4 Quarterly Issues) 18.3%
Online Version Only (4 Quarterly Issues) 27.9%
Yearly Annual Mega-issue with Additional Smaller Printed Issues 17.5%
Yearly Annual Mega-issue with Additional Smaller Online Issues 36.2%

3. Should it be decided that the MBA no longer produce a magazine in its current capacity where would you like to see the addition funding go?

Youth Programs 42.8%
Educational Pursuits 31.0%
Political Pursuits 61.6%
New MBA Member Recruitment 34.9%
Website Enhancements 30.6%

4. Would you be willing to pay an additional fee above your current membership dues to receive the magazine?

Yes – $5 more 23.6%
Yes – $10 more 23.6%
Yes – $15 more 3.5%
Yes – $20 more 3.9%
Yes – $25 more 0.4%
Yes – $30 more 0.9%
No 44.1%

5. How often do you frequent the MBA website?

Once a Week 3.5%
Several Times a Week 2.2%
Once a Month 53.3%
Several Times a Month 9.2%
Never 31.9%

6. With the popularity of Facebook and other social media would you like to receive notifications and information through these channels?

Yes 34.1%

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2011 FWP ARCHEY ELK OPTIONS RESPONSE SUMMARY

Which MBA region do you live in? Region 1       13.2% Region 2       16.8% Region 3       22.8% Region 4       12.2% Region 5       11.7% Region 6       9.6% Region 7       6.1% Region 8       3.6% None – Out of State  4.1%8 Elk Archery Options Option #1      20% Option #2      4% Option #3      27% Option #4      15% Option #5      34%


2011 MBA Breaks and 22 Other Districts Survey

1) In general, what is your view on the MBA’s stance on the limited permits in the Breaks and why? AGREE 56% DISAGREE 14% NO COMMENT 30% 2) Breaks hunting districts you have experience hunting?

410

41.0%

417

16.4%

620

23.0%

621

24.6%

622

24.0%

700

21.9%

701

5.5%

None

38.3%

3) In general, what is your view on the MBA’s stance in the 22 Other Districts and why? AGREE 45% DISAGREE 16% NO COMMENT 39% 4. 22 Other Districts hunting districts you have experience hunting.

401

3.8%

403

1.1%

411

12.6%

412

8.2%

420

8.2%

426

4.9%

447

7.7%

450

3.8%

455

6.6%

500

2.2%

502

1.6%

510

2.7%

511

6.6%

520

0.5%

530

4.4%

570

2.7%

575

2.7%

580

3.8%

590

5.5%

702

10.9%

704

11.5%

705

7.1%

None

53.0%


Montana Bowhunters Association Bison Survey

1. The MBA has been actively pursuing an archery opportunity for bison. Do you support these efforts?

Yes 93.2%
No 6.8%

2. The current bison hunt takes place at locations that are heavily used by the public, placing the hunt directly in the public’s eye. Is this current opportunity a good fit for an archery hunt?

Yes 50.6%
No 49.4%

3. If archery equipment is allowed, should some equipment restrictions beyond the general regulations be considered much like the firearm restriction that currently exists?

Yes 56.8%
No 43.2%

4. During the first bison hunts successful applicants were required to take an instructional class. Should the MBA work to implement a required course before a hunter may use archery equipment?

Yes 80.1%
No 19.9%

5. Should it include a proficiency test?

Yes 61.9%
No 38.1%

2009 MBA Member Surveys

Fall 2009

24 respondents

Rgion 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
% Respondents 4.2% 12.5% 20.8% 16.7% 16.7% 16.7% 4.2% 8.3%

 Results of the survey posted on the MBA forum in the fall of 2009

 

Spring 2009 Survey

  1. The MBA could save an estimated $2000 annually if we went to black and white cover on the newsletter. Should the MBA do this?
  1. yes 12
  2. No 32

 

  1. Should the MBA work towards eliminating the Guaranteed Outfitter License?
  2. 32 yes
  3. 10 no
  4. 2 undecided

 

  1. Would you support a Block Management stamp with a fee of $10 yearly to offset loss of BMA dollars that is presently generated by the sale of Guaranteed Outfitter licenses if the Outfitter license were eliminated?

 

  1. 41 yes
  2. 1 no
  3. 2 undecided

 

  1. Would you support a $20.00 dollar stamp?

 

  1. 34 yes
  2. 10 no

 

  1. Would you support a $50.00 dollar stamp?

 

  1. 11 yes
  2. 33 no

 

  1. Should the MBA work towards attaining a “900” either/or choose your weapon type of season for the “23” eastern Montana limited elk hunting districts outside the “Missouri breaks”? This would enable a bowhunter with the permit to hunt anywhere in eastern Montana outside the “Missouri Breaks”

 

  1. 21 yes
  2. 23 no

 

  1. The MBA is often asked to consider supporting exceptions to the “no electronics” policy in Montana archery seasons. In your opinion is the level of technology used in Montana bowhunting

 

  1. too high 16 yes
  2. about right 26 yes
  3. too low           2 yes

 

  1. The MBA is assisting other outdoorsman groups in proposing new laws to regarding off road ATV use. At this time these laws consist of higher fines for those who use ATV’s in off limit areas, giving more departments’ jurisdiction to arrest offenders, and requiring larger license plates. Do you understand these proposals?

 

    1. 42 yes
    2. 2 no

 

  1. Do you agree with them?

 

  1. 35 yes
  2. 5 no
  3. 4 undecided

 

  1. Do you hunt or plan to hunt in other states and provinces?

 

  1. 26 yes
  2. 18 no

 

  1. Would you support the creation of more limited access “trophy areas” for big game in Montana?

 

  1. 20 yes
  2. 23 no
  3. 1 undecided

Number these issues affecting all Montana sportsmen in order or importance to you.   Compilers comment: All eight of these issued were added up separately and the lowest number is most important, I all so I factored in a compassion number. This was obtained by counting all responses in each category with a importance number of 2, 3, or less.  Access issues – 14.87 Compassion figure: 32 <3 25 < 2   Explanation: This shows that 32 responders rated this issue in their top 3 priorities and 25 rated it as their top 2 priorities.  Guaranteed Outfitter Licenses- 26.50 Compassion figure:  16 < 3 8< 2   Funding Block Management – 23.00 Compassion figure:        4 < 3 6<2   ATV issues – 31.12 Compassion figure:  9<3 3<2   Privatization of Wildlife – 16.00 Compassion figure:     34<3 28< 2 Note:  As you can see more people rated this issue in their top 3 than any other issue although it didn’t rate as # 1 of importance.   Increasing Technology in Bowhunting – 31.87 Compassion figure:       6>3 3<2   Legislative issues – 28.25 Compassion figure:  8<3 5<2   Expanding Bowhunter opportunities – 28.00 Compassion figure:  11<3 9<2   Issues listed in order of importance:

  1. Access Issues 14.87
  2. Privatization Of Wildlife 16.00
  3. Funding Block Management 23.00
  4. Guaranteed Outfitter Tags 26.50
  5. Expanding Bowhunter Opportunities 28.00
  6. Legislative Issues 28.25
  7. ATV Abuses   31.12
  8. Increasing Technologies in Bowhunting 31.87

We received 33 written comments from members. A common theme seemed to be the ATV issue, the Guaranteed Outfitter License, and the either or issue in the 23 districts outside the Breaks.  We also had 12 surveys that were not counted as they were not original survey sheets taken from the magazine, but were copied. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________