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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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