Montana’s outdoor recreation surge won’t subside this summer, officials predict | Montana Untamed

Whether the numbers reflect those trying a new outdoor activity for the first time or someone rediscovering a former pursuit, Lemon and others believe there will be some staying power.

At the same time Montana’s hotline for reporting fish, wildlife and other recreation violations — 1-800-TIP-MONT — has seen a steady increase in calls and online reporting in recent years, said FWP Enforcement Chief Dave Loewen.

Reports that resulted in law enforcement action increased from about 3,700 in 2019 to nearly 4,100 in 2020, a jump of nearly 11%. Total reports increased by about one-third, from about 5,100 to 6,800.

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Experts predict when we’ll be able to travel again

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When can we travel again? That’s the million-dollar question that nobody seems able to answer.

International travel has been banned for all but the most essential reasons since the UK entered lockdown on 4 January, a move which has decimated the £106bn travel industry in Britain. And there’s nothing quite like staying at home for months on end to make you want to go somewhere. 

In January, home secretary Priti Patel drove the message home by saying that “people should simply not be travelling”, with passengers forced to make a declaration at the airport stating

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