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					April 24, 2012


The Honorable Dennis Rehberg
U.S. House of Representatives
2448 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC, 20515

Dear Congressman Rehberg:

As the Presidents of the undersigned sportsmen organizations, we are greatly
encouraged you held a listening session in Choteau on the Rocky Mountain Front
Heritage Act. We hope that you were able to hear from the thousands of Montanans
who support common sense grassroots legislation like the Heritage Act.

We would like to formally request you follow suit to listen to Montanans on several bills
you are currently sponsoring or co-sponsoring. In particular, we request you host
listening sessions in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula I
about House Resolution 1505. This bill has major implications for the over 500,000
people who hunt and fish in Montana and support an annual boost to the economy of
$1.5 billion.

H.R. 1505 continues to be controversial across our state, but you, as a co-sponsor,
have not yet gathered input from Montanans. We would be happy to help facilitate these
listening sessions in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula.

We agree with your statement, made in 2006 in front of a Congressional panel, that
legislation related to land management should be the “product of a bottom up,
grassroots, collaborative effort” similar to that of the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act,
which has had eight public hearings and countless presentations to Montanans across
the state.

Thank you for your time and consideration to this request.

Sincerely,

Chuck Hunt
Flathead Wildlife, Inc. (Kalispell)

Glenn Hockett
Gallatin Wildlife Association (Bozeman)

Vito Quatraro
Headwaters Sportsmen Association (Bozeman)

Stan Frasier
Helena Hunters & Anglers Association

Land Tawney
Hellgate Hunters & Anglers Association (Missoula)

Don Clark
Libby Rod & Gun Club

Hayes Goosey
Park County Rod & Gun Club (Livingston)

John Gibson
Public Land & Water Access Association (Billings)

Tony Jones
Ravalli County Fish & Wildlife Association (Hamilton)

George Golie
Russell Country Sportsmen Association (Great Falls)

				
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