Inappropriate behavior by some hunters can overshadow the exemplary behavior of many others. Hunters who hunt legally and responsibly keep Montana’s hunting traditions alive.
The Outstanding Hunter Behavior award program recognizes individuals who through their actions maintain a positive image of hunters and hunting in Montana. The program is cosponsored by the volunteer instructors who teach hunter education as well as FWP.
Specifically, the award program recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary or outstanding behavior consistent with the lessons taught in hunter education about safe, ethical, and responsible conduct. A person who receives this award is someone who makes others proud to be a hunter. Examples of recipients include a rancher and hunter who grants free access to youth hunters; a father and son who displayed exemplary behavior during a cow elk hunt; and a hunter who was instrumental in busting a commercial poaching operation.
Following the general big game hunting season, FWP will accept nominations for the regional awards. A few simple rules apply:
|FWP Region||Contact||Office Address|
|Region 1: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Sanders||John Fraley
|490 North Meridian Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
|Region 2: Deer Lodge, Granite, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli||Vivaca Crowser
|3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
|Region 3: Beaverhead, Gallatin, Madison, Park, Butte/Silverbow||Andrea Jones
|1400 South 19th
Bozeman, MT 59715
|Region 4: Cascade, Choteau, Fergus, Glacier, Judith Basin, Liberty, Meagher, Petroleum, Pondera, Teton, Toole||Bruce Auchly
|4600 Giant Springs Rd.
Great Falls, MT 59406
|Region 5: Bighorn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, Yellowstone||Bob Gibson
|2300 Lake Elmo Dr.
Billings, MT 59105
|Region 6: Blaine, Daniels, Hill, McCone,
Philips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley
Glasgow, MT 59230
|Region 7: Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Treasure, Wibaux||Kathy Stewart
|352 I-94 Business Loop
Miles City, MT 59301
|Headquarters: Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson||Wayde Cooperider
|1420 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620