Legislature looks at bill to allow nontribal hunting on tribal land
Last updated 2/10/2021 at 11:39am
The Montana Legislature's Fish, Wildlife and Parks House Committee during a hearing Tuesday had a lengthy, contentious look at a bill that proposes allowing hunting by nontribal members in the exterior areas of Montana reservations regardless of tribal regulations.
The bill says the Fish and Wildlife Commission may not prohibit hunting on fee lands owned by a nontribal member with the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation.
The bill, House Bill 241, is sponsored by Rep. Joe Read, R-Ronan. who described it as a effort to ensure the maintenance of land owners' private property rights....