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Old 02-12-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Montana Stream Access Law - HB 309 - Help!!

Hello All,
I know this thread is a little off track, but its important and I'll bear the bashing if need be.

Once again, Montana's Stream Access Law is being threatened by the likes of Hughey Lewis (rock star), Gordon Cox Kennedy, Ted Turner and other big $$ private land owners who want exclusive domain to Montana's famed waters.

House Bill 309 has just passed the first round of voting in the Montana House of Representatives. It's likely to pass the final vote before heading to the state senate.

Here are a couples of news clips on the specifics:

Bill defining ditches called "assault on Montana's stream access" | KRTV.com | Great Falls, Montana

Anglers anxious bill would cut stream access | greatfallstribune.com | Great Falls Tribune

We need your help by writing to all of the MT state senators you can expressing disapproval and requesting they vote NO on HB 309

Here is a list of the Senators:
SD 01: Chas Vincent (R)
34 Paul Bunyan Lane
Libby, MT 59923


293-3839 / Cvvincent@hotmail.com

SD 02: Ryan Zinke (R)
409 West 2nd Street
Whitefish, MT 59937


862-0823 / Ryanzinke@yahoo.com

SD 03: Bruce Tutvedt (R)
2335 West Valley Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901


257-9732 / Tutvedt@montanasky.us

SD 04: Jon Sonju (R)
PO Box 2954
Kalispell, MT 59903


270-7113 / Sonjumt@yahoo.com

SD 05: Verdell Jackson (R)
555 Wagner Ln
Kalispell, MT 59901


756-8344 / vjack@centurytel.net

SD 06: Carmine Mowbray (R)
PO Box 1202
Polson, MT 59860


883-4677 / clarity@cyberport.net

SD 07: Greg Hinkle (R)
5 Gable Road
Thompson Falls, MT 59873


827-4645 / ccwhi@blackfoot.net

SD 08: Shannon Augare (D)
PO Box 2031
Browning, MT 59417


450-0020 / Shannonjaugare@aol.com

SD 09: Rick Ripley (R)
8920 Highway 200
Wolf Creek, MT 59648


Ripleys@3rivers.net

SD 10: Bradley Hamlett (D)
PO Box 49 
Cascade, MT 59421


264-5885 / Wranglergallery@hotmail.com

SD 11: Anders Blewett (D)
PO Box 2807
Great Falls, MT 59403


231-8618 / Anders.blewett@gmail.com

SD 12: Mitch Tropila (D)
PO Box 929
Great Falls, MT 59403


899-3474 / tropila@mt.net

SD 13: Edward Buttrey (R)
27 Granite Hill Lane
Great Falls, MT 59405


250-5103 / ebuttrey@cteq.com

SD 14: Llew Jones (R)
1102 4th Avenue South West
Conrad, MT 59425


271-3104 / Lcjones@3rivers.net

SD 15: Jim Peterson (R)
1250 Buffalo Canyon Road
Buffalo, MT 59418


374-2277 / jpranch@ttc-cmc.net

SD 16: Jonathan Windy Boy (D)
Box 269
Box Elder, MT 59521


395-4718 / Windyboy_j@yahoo.com

SD 17: Rowlie Hutton (R)
2 Lila Drive
Havre, MT 59501


hutton4senate@yahoo.com

SD 18: John Brenden (R)
PO Box 970
Scobey, MT 59263


783-5394 / senatorbrenden@gmail.com

SD 19: Donald Steinbeisser (R)
11918 County Road 348
Sidney, MT 59270


433-2187 / Donstein@midrivers.com

SD 20: Frederick Moore (R)
487 Signal Butte Road
Miles City, MT 59301


234-3562 / elmoore@midrivers.com

SD 21: Sharon Peregoy (D)
PO Box 211
Crow Agency, MT 59022


639-2198 / apsaalookewoman@yahoo.com

SD 22: Taylor Brown (R)
775 Squaw Creek Road
Huntley, MT 59037


348-2070 / Taylor@northernbroadcasting.com

SD 23: Alan Olson (R)
18 Halfbreed Creek Rd
Roundup, MT 59072


323-3341 / Ajolson@midrivers.com

SD 24: Kim Gillan (D)
750 Judicial Avenue
Billings, MT 59105


248-6063 / Glonky@aol.com

SD 25: Kendall Van Dyk (D)
PO Box 441
Billings, MT 59103


690-1728 / Kendallvandyk@gmail.com

SD 26: Lynda Moss (D)
552 Highland Park Drive
Billings, MT

59102
252-7318 / Lyndamoss@imt.net

SD 27: Gary Branae (D)
415 Yellowstone Avenue
Billings, MT 59101


245-2127 / Garybranae@gmail.com

SD 28: Jeff Essmann (R)
2101 Grand Ave #5
Billings, MT 59108


259-8404 / Jeff@jeffessmann.com

SD 29: Edward Walker (R)
4221 Rimrock Road
Billings, MT 59106


697-6967 / ewalker@edwalker2010.com

SD 30: Jason Priest (R)
PO Box 743
Red Lodge, MT 59068


425-0674 / jason@priest2010.com

SD 31: Ron Arthun (R)
285 Shields River Road
Wilsall, MT 59086


578-2340 / ronarthun@gmail.com

SD 32: Larry Jent (D)
506 East Babcock
Bozeman, MT 59715


587-1210 / larry@imt.net

SD 33: Bob Hawks (D)
703 West Koch Street
Bozeman, MT 59715


587-1403 / R_hawks@imt.net

SD 34: Joe Balyeat (R)
6909 Rising Eagle Road
Bozeman, MT 59715


539-5547 / Joebalyeat@yahoo.com

SD 35: Art Wittich (R)
3116 Sourdough Road
Bozeman, MT 59715


585-7418 / art@wittich4senate.com

SD 36: Debby Barrett (R)
18580 Highway 324
Dillon, MT 59725


681-3177 / Grt3177@smtel.com

SD 37: Steven Gallus (D)
2319 Harvard Avenue
Butte, MT 59701


494-3914 / Steve.gallus@gmail.com

SD 38: Jim Keane (D)
2131 Wall Street
Butte, MT 59701


723-8378

SD 39: Terry Murphy (R)
893 Boulder Cut Off Road
Cardwell, MT 59721


285-6937 / murphter5@yahoo.com

SD 40: Mary Caferro (D)
PO Box 1036
Helena, MT 59624


443-4066 / Marycaferro@gmail.com

SD 41: Christine Kaufmann (D)
PO Box 1566
Helena, MT 59624


439-0256 / Kaufmann@mt.net

SD 42: Dave Lewis (R)
5871 Collins Rd
Helena, MT 59602


458-5511 / Davelewisd@aol.com

SD 43: Gene Vuckovich (D)
1205 West Third Street
Anaconda, MT 59711


563-2313 / genev@q.com

SD 44: Bob Lake (R)
PO Box 2096
Hamilton, MT 59840


363-4091 / Lakemill@montana.com

SD 45: Jim Shockley (R)
PO Box 608
Victor, MT 59875


642-6647

SD 46: Carol Williams (D)
3533 Lincoln Hills Point
Missoula, MT 59802


728-8735 / Cwilliams@montanadsl.net

SD 47: Ron Erickson (D)
3250 Pattee Canyon Road
Missoula, MT 59803


549-4671 / Nancron@aol.com

SD 48: Tom Facey (D)
418 Plymouth
Missoula, MT 59801


728-6814 / facey_tom@hotmail.com

SD 49: Dave Wanzenried (D)
903 Sky Dr
Missoula, MT 59804


543-2775 / daveew@gmail.com

SD 50: Cliff Larsen (D)
8925 LaValle Creek Road
Missoula, MT 59808


728-1601 / Cliff@larsenusa.com

Let them hear from all points of the USA that we disapprove of this effort to undermine Montana's Stream Access Laws

Thank you for the help!
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I'm hoping that they don't give in and follow what the Utah a$$ hats (Utah Republican legislators) did last year. Right now there's a lawsuit filed on behalf of all water users to turn over the new law. The legislators mocked the Utah Supreme Court, and if the lawsuit goes that far, you can pretty much guess the ruling.
It's a shame these rich jackwagons that buy into Montana land (pretty much non residents) have to try to change whats been law for years now. Anyway, Huey Lewis was a poor excuse for a rock n roll entertainer, let alone calling him a rock star, and Ted Turner deserved Jane Fonda. Until the high courts put the gavel down on the public's side, the rich will try this every year until the get what they want.
I'll get some email in and lets hope they listen better than our a$$hats did.
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I've already e-mailed all the republican reps and senators a couple of times.
I even got a few replies from the few that voted against it, which was nice.
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I've already e-mailed all the republican reps and senators a couple of times.
I even got a few replies from the few that voted against it, which was nice.
But what was the 'motivation' of those who voted for this heinous bit of legislation? To even get this Bill this far, a lot of money had to change hands.

Greatly appreciate your post as I've seen the info elsewhere and posted the appropriate links to other fishing boards (even into the UK). If this becomes 'Law' it's just the 'Camels nose under the tent flap.' How many other States will follow suite?
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This is one of the most IMPORTANT threads going on FFNA; sent 'our leaders' the following:

"This is one of the most important threads going; PLEASE pin in on top so it doesn't get lost down on page 4 of posts!

Fred Evans"
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Things are getting so bad with their "its all mine attitude". Reminds me of mid-evil period were we have the kings forest and the kings deer and you will get you head chopped off for being there.
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I'm hoping that they don't give in and follow what the Utah a$$ hats (Utah Republican legislators) did last year. Right now there's a lawsuit filed on behalf of all water users to turn over the new law. The legislators mocked the Utah Supreme Court, and if the lawsuit goes that far, you can pretty much guess the ruling.
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Until the high courts put the gavel down on the public's side, the rich will try this every year until the get what they want.
I'll get some email in and lets hope they listen better than our a$$hats did.
Mojo, do you have a link or two for the above so (the collective) 'we' can follow along/input?

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This is one of the most IMPORTANT threads going on FFNA; sent 'our leaders' the following:

"This is one of the most important threads going; PLEASE pin in on top so it doesn't get lost down on page 4 of posts!

Fred Evans"
Thank you Fred and Everyone for your help with this!

I did get some push-back from the forum moderator on this yesterday as I posted in all regions. He removed all but two western regions. I've sent a reply PM asking they allow me to re-post on all so we can get as much traction on this as possible.

Think how powerful a message it would be for MT state representatives and senators to hear from points all over the USA and abroad!

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I think that is the most emails I've ever sent in my life! I just hope we're heard! I've made quite a few friends in Big Sky Country and basically all of them would be out a job if this happens!
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