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Conservationist Share Thoughts with Congressman Daines Before Ice Fishing

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Today Congressman Steve Daines met with a roundtable of conservationists to discuss ways to improve our wildlife habitat. ABC Montana's Joe Moeller has more.

"Ducks Unlimited obviously, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Foundation, The Mule Deer Foundation, as well as Back Country Hunters and Anglers, and Boone and Crockett." said Whitney Tawney from Ducks Unlimited. 

Congressman Steve Daines joined Montana sportsmen's groups to discuss ways to protect and improve wildlife habitat, fishing and hunting grounds.

Ducks Unlimited hosted the round table where participants  discussed the land and water conservation fund and the north American wetlands conservation act topics.

"We wanted to meet with the Congressman today to bring some of the primary stakeholders in Montana to talk about the importance of Conservation Funding." continued Tawney.

Ducks unlimited is a 75 year old organization that primarily promotes wetland conservation, and today speaking to Congressman Daines gave representatives the opportunity to show improvements here Montana, like the revolving land trust.

"We buy land that is for sale, we don't go out shopping for land we buy it that is already on the market. We will go ahead and put a conservation easement on that typically it is with the state or the fish and wildlife service." Said Robert Sanders from Ducks Unlimted. 

When the roundtable came to an end the fun really began.

Now there is no better way to end a day talking with conservationist and sportsman than to join them out here for some good old ice fishing.

Daines joined some participants on the Helena Reservoir over ten inches of ice to take advantage of what Montana has to offer.

"It is what it is all about, it is one thing to talk about it in the meeting, here we are experiencing it with these groups that advocate behalf of sportsman and woman across Montana and it is just a great Montana day to be out to be able to enjoy the outdoors." said Daines. 

After the meeting with the groups, Daines hopes to take a few of the ideas and ways of improvement of the environment and tie them into Washington to preserve the beauty of the Treasure State.

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