FWP, hunters protest Warburton bill limiting game warden powers


HELENA — Hunters and game wardens came together Thursday against a measure they said would make Montana a "poachers' paradise."

"I would absolutely support this bill if I was a poacher or an outlaw," said Vito Quatraro of the Headwaters Sportsman Association.

Would make investigations harder for wardens

House Bill 369 would no longer allow game wardens to charge people for negligently breaking the laws, and it would make it harder for them to conduct searches and seizures.

'I didn't know' would become an excuse

Quatraro said it would make "I didn't know" a v...

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