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Montana’s 2012 SUPERTAG Special Drawing CHANCES ON Deadlines MFWP SALE NOW! MFWP Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawing. Applying for drawings for special big game hunting permits and licenses is a lot easier these days for hunters who apply using FWP’s Online Services at fwp.mt.gov . Applicants will need a MasterCard or Visa credit card. To cover the cost of offering this service, there is a fee of $1.25, plus 2.55 percent of the total purchase price.

Montana’s SuperTag chances for the

hunt of a lifetime are on sale. MFWPs hopes to beat last year’s sales that topped 67,797 SuperTag chances sold. Proceeds from SuperTag sales go to enhance hunting access and enforcement. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2012 hunting season. THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE SUPERTAG CHANCES IS JULY 5. Eight SuperTag hunt licenses are offered—moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion and bison. Winners may hunt any district open to the species for which they won a tag. A 2012 conservation license is needed to purchase a SuperTag. SuperTags are available at all FWP offices, license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov using FWP’s online licensing service.

Gallatin-Madison Chapter RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY

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Local Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President’s Elite The President’s Elite are among

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. This past fall, the Gallatin-Madison Chapter made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters. “These fundraising events are the backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the grassroots force making a difference for North American waterfowl populations,” said DU President John Newman. “It takes a great deal of effort to achieve the President’s Elite level, and these chapters deserve to be congratulated by every person who enjoys the outdoors.” The Gallatin-Madison chapter earned a spot in the President’s Elite out of the more than 2,700 DU chapters nationwide. DU’s event fundraising system has long been a model for other conservation organizations around the world and has funded a significant portion of the more than 12 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat DU has conserved since 1937. This year’s President’s Elite chapters also have the distinction of being honored during DU’s 75th Anniversary year, celebrated with special events and wetland project dedications nationwide. The President’s Elite will be recognized during DU’s 75th National Convention in Nashville at the end of May, with many chapter representatives in attendance.

Green Movement United States’ sportsmen have been putting their money where their hearts are since 1937. SPORTSMEN CONTRIBUTE NEARLY $8 MILLION DAILY TOWARD CONSERVATION for everyone through licenses, excise taxes and other special taxes such as duck stamps.

That equates to over $2.7 billion annually for conservation. For more than 80 years, sportsmen have paid more than $12.1 billion for on-the-ground projects in every state, protecting our natural environment and our fish and wildlife.

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