Montana: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Maurice Possley of the Chicago Tribune tackles the thorny issue of Montana stream access as landowners and anglers choose up sides in the increasingly heated debate going on about the role of fences and bridges as entrypoints to rivers. “‘If the fences are allowed to stand, fishermen would essentially have to bungee off a bridge‘ to get in the water, said Bruce Farling, executive director of the Montana chapter of Trout Unlimited, whose offices are in this western Montana city.”
As we noted yesterday, a bill that attempted to resolve issues surrounding fence construction was blocked and effectively killed in the Montana legislature, effectively pushing the current fights back into the courtrooms.

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