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What single most important action will save the wild buffalo?

Repealing Montana Code Annotated § 81-2-120 (MCA 81-2-120). Because without MCA 81-2-120 on the books:

  • The spigot of taxpayer dollars would stop flowing to Dept. of Livestock operations removing wild buffalo in Montana.
  • Yellowstone National Park would lose its’ public justification for trapping wild buffalo for slaughter inside the park.
  • New born buffalo calves and their mothers would no longer be harassed by government agents from spring calving grounds.
  • Wild buffalo would roam millions of acres of National Forest habitat surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
  • The opportunity for naturally recovering buffalo in the wild would have a chance of succeeding.

We don’t know yet if a bill will be introduced in the Montana legislature to REPEAL MCA 81-2-120. We do know bills affecting wild buffalo will be heard – for good or bad! If a bill is introduced affecting wild buffalo, it provides an opportunity to advance our message to Montana’s elected officials: REPEAL MCA 81-2-120.

The 2021 Montana legislative session provides all Montanans an opportunity to educate elected officials. Our idea – REPEAL MCA 81-2-120 – must become their idea. Our Legislator Educator Initiative page is about providing you the information and tools to begin the hard work of persuading Montana’s elected officials MCA 81-2-120 has gotta go.

Never lose sight of what needs to be done: REPEAL MCA 81-2-120. Keep repeating the message to elected officials, REPEAL MCA 81-2-120, every chance you get.

The Montana Legislature is in session to May 1, 2021.

Below you’ll find various ways to help save wild buffalo. In everything you do for the buffalo in conjunction with BFC please be respectful to those you seek to influence.

 

Send a Message to Governor Gianforte
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Check the status of bills affecting wild buffalo
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The law enabling Livestock Dept. control over wild buffalo
Information about MCA 81-2-120

 

A common sense alternative for Montana
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Ranchers fear disease but only in wildlife
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In a nutshell
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Identify who represents you
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Send A Message To Montana Legislators

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    Mail your comment:
    Montana State Legislature
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    Contact Governor Greg Gianforte

      By mail:
      Office of the Governor
      PO Box 200801
      Helena MT 59620-0801

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      Guide to Commenting on Bills

         

        Guide to commenting on bills.

        • Be brief and clear, write to the point.
        • The most persuasive writing is in your own words.
        • BFC's talking points can be used in your comments.
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        • Send your comments by 12 noon one day before scheduled committee hearings or floor votes. Give legislators time to consider your comments.

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