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Issue Position: Public Access

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Taylor believes hunting is a valuable tool in wildlife management, a positive use of natural resources, a Montana right, and a tradition that should be preserved.
Taylor supports Montana's existing Stream Access laws. The 1985 Law was a very delicately-crafted balance that we have operated under ever since, and any changes must be considered just as carefully.
For over 20 years Montana's "ordinary high water mark" access on streams "capable of recreational use" has allowed sportsmen in the state to enjoy one of the most expansive stream access laws in the nation. Preserving and improving access will continue to require much cooperation and mutual respect between landowners and outdoorsmen.
Taylor strongly supports the legal rights of sportsmen and other members of the public to access our state and federal lands. The law is very clear on this and needs to be enforced, so that public has appropriate access to public lands.
We need to protect the rights of Montanans to hunt and fish, while defending the private property rights of landowners.


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