Bill Bentley

Jennifer- please ask ranchers and farmers how much they would like to pay for the right to graze on federal land if it were the same as the state charges for grazing g fees. This letter is so full of Bravo Sierra, it’s nothing more of an extension of the “ multiple use” crowd who went to rid…

Got to love George!

Bill Bentley commented on Measure of the hunt: Elk deserve better

I never said they were entitled. I just stated that stakeholders have to work together to solve a complex problem.

Bill Bentley commented on Measure of the hunt: Elk deserve better

Exaggerate the contribution by hunters? I respect private property rights, but this issue is a two way street. The public has to be willing and their has to be access.

Bill Bentley commented on Measure of the hunt: Elk deserve better

I’ve been on a shoulder hunt. They are fair chase and my experience was walk in only or you could take a horse. It’s a tricky issue because a lot of HDs are over census numbers and need to be reduced to prevent disease (see YNP). These are not canned hunts where you are ambushing elk from a …

Bill Bentley commented on Daines is a follower, not a leader

I guess some people just don’t “get the point”.

Bill Bentley commented on Public lands are not a partisan issue

Doesn’t the GOP National platform call for turning over federal lands to the states? Guess where that goes when our esteemed Legislature refuses to pass tax increases to pay for such a lame brain idea.

Bill Bentley commented on Daines is a follower, not a leader

Successful Elk hunters will tell you that closed roads equal better and more hunting opportunities. Road hunters are not very successful. Elk tend to stay away from
traffic and noise. Looo at the average success rate of elk hunting in MT. I believe it averages around 16% each year. Clos…

Bill Bentley commented on Daines is a follower, not a leader

Yes, it’s akin to saying “May the Force be with you”.

Bill Bentley commented on Daines is a follower, not a leader

Closing roads is not blocking access Dan. I support public access 100%. Just lace up your boots and hike on in. I have been very consistent on this issue. Gates don’t block access. Lazy people block their own access. Do a little research and you will see that Weyerhaeuser puts up gates but s…