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Montana House Rejects ‘Corner Crossing’ Bill
Plan aimed to give hunters and others access to public land that is adjacent to private land
HELENA — The Montana House is rejecting a plan that aims to give hunters and others access at "corner crossings" to public land that is adjacent to private land.

Hunters and advocacy groups packed the chamber Monday to see the Republican majority defeat an effort to take House Bill 235 out of a committee where it had been tabled.

The measure deals with government land mixed with private land in a checkerboard fashion. The hunters want to access patches of government land that meet at corners.

But opponents say there is no way to make such a crossing without trespassing.

Republicans instead advanced a bill that puts more money into the Block Management Program that pays landowners for hunter access.

Democrats argued it wrongly takes the money from a habitat program.
 
On 02-22-13, jimbo commented....
The bottom line with corner crossing is that we need the Supreme Court to decide if it’s legal or not.  Not the un-educated laser grad morons like Blasdel in the MT legislature playing amateur lawyer hour.  And you what, we don’t need this bill to get that done. …
 
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