213 East Park Anaconda, MT 59711
CALL: (406) 560-4195

Politics are everywhere. Here in Montana , they are controlling the Fish &Game dept. and under the current administration they have totally screwed up the animal populations. They live in a fantasy world when it comes to counting the game numbers. They fly in the spring/winter parts of the months but never use ground cover to count the numbers and then they add in a number for the ones they never seen. Take for example the bighorn sheep in the western part of the state. They never go a field to count, they count from the roads and they don’t get the real numbers and so they overpopulate and then the main 3 herds of sheep all got sick and they lost over 80% of the herds ,why,cuz they all play the politic game. In this part of Montana they have screwed up and now we do not have any more hunting areas for moose,sheep and mt goat and no one holds them accountable. They blame the wolves and sure,they hold a little of the blame-not just wolves but all predators–but the truth is that the politics of mt fish and &game is the real problem . The biologists do the work and then sent the info to the main guy in Helena and then they decide if the numbers are real or not and then they make the decision on the numbers to hunt. Some of the biologist’s are from out side of this state and just don’t understand the game. If the numbers are down-which is their fault- they will close an area ,even if they have a small,hunt able numbers. It’s like Africa, if there is no hunting allowed,the game all suffer from poaching,etc.. but if there is hunting,the villages all get the meat,a % of the trophy fees,jobs from the hunting camps and the economy go up in those areas but no matter what you tell these people,they just do not listen and who suffers, the business,like Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC, the people that work with the wildlife and finally, the game suffer.They are a bullet/hook club which means that they must harvest game with the sportsmen to stay in business but some still don’t get it. There is so many ways that they can improve everything but they don’t listen . So the out of state hunters are not coming here it hunt and why should they. Now, for the last 2 years the out-of-state licenses are not selling out and in the next session they will be trimming the fat and I can only hope they lose the fat and learn to listen to the sportsmen that pay their way. We can only HOPE that the new administration wakes up and does it right.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Capp's Taxidermy Studio, LLC

213 East Park
Anaconda, Montana 59711

CALL: (406) 560-4195


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