A state law enacted in 1991 sets aside the third week of September as Montana’s official week to celebrate the heritage of hunting big game animals. Secretary of the Western Montana Fish and Game Association, Gary Marbut says hunting is a way of life in Montana. My interview with Gary Marbut is attached below.

During this week, all Montanans are urged to:
(1) reflect on hunting as an expression of our culture and heritage;
(2) acknowledge that it is our community of sportsmen, sportswomen, and hunters who have made the greatest contributions to the establishment of current game animal populations; and
(3) celebrate this culture and heritage in all lawful ways.