While all of the GOP gubernatorial candidates are somewhere between Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs afraid of wolf reintroduction in Montana, it seems that GOP front runner Rick Hill has taken the fear to a new level.
He’s so afraid of wolves in Montana that he wants to make it easier for out-of-state hunters to come into the state. As part of a plan which also involves expanding dangerous trapping and talking sternly to wolves that kill livestock, he told the Missoulian that Montana should:
Reduce the cost of out-of-state hunting licenses to Montana can attract more “skilled hunters” to help reduce wolf numbers.
That’s the Republican line when it comes to protecting Montana’s heritage of outdoor recreation, whether it’s Denny Rehberg trying to diminish hunting and fishing opportunities in Montana’s wilderness or Mr. Hill hoping to make it easier for out-of-state hunting tourists to come into the state and hunt our lands.
Does anyone really believe he’ll stop at wolves?