A word of warning to citizens in the Helena area: If you enjoy recreating on YOUR public lands--and particularly if you take pleasure in sharing Montana's Great Outdoors with your canine companion--be aware that a gun-wielding man named Joe is at large and is unable to distinguish the difference between a wild wolf and a groomed malamute wearing a collar with a light mounted on it. It's possible he will shoot first and determine his target later. Further, Joe advises that you keep your companion(s) on leash for a full six months of the year on YOUR public lands so as not to impede his quest for a wolf trophy.
"Hunter kills companion dog: I thought it was a wolf"
Don't forget to add this to the "Drunk on Power" list....From a recent Indy no less....
Power grab: Bitterroot considers case for state ownership of public lands
The accusations of graffitti, littering and disturbing wildlife are completely unfounded. Whitewater kayakers are among the staunchest practitioners of 'leave no trace' ethics. People should have some idea of what they are lambasting before choosing to speak. The kayaking ban is on par with a hiking ban. Allowing a controlled access system similar to the back country permit system is a rational and enforceable means of allowing a reasonable activity. Kayaking has been proven time and again a legitimate, sustainable, low/no impact recreational pursuit.
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