Montana Sportsmen Alliance Endorses Farmer Jon Tester for United States Senate

Billings—Today, the Montana Sportsmen Alliance endorsed farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester for his proven record of relentlessly defending our public lands and Montana’s outdoor heritage.

Tester has always been a strong champion for Montana’s outdoor economy, which supports more than 70,000 jobs annually. And he has consistently opposed efforts to sell off or transfer federal public lands, has fought to reduce barriers to public access of land, and has worked to protect public land from development.

“There’s no doubt about it—keeping public lands in public hands is a Montana value,” Tester said. “With the help of groups like the Montana Sportsmen Alliance, we can fight back against outsiders who are hell-bent on taking our public lands and fundamentally changing our Montana way of life. I’m proud to stand with them and I’m proud to have their endorsement.”

“Jon understands that here in Montana, being able to use this state’s natural resources for hunting, angling, and recreation isn’t just our hobby, it’s our heritage,” said Joe Perry, President of the Montana Sportsmen Alliance. “We owe it to the next generation of Montanans to preserve our public lands so they can enjoy the same kind of access we do. Jon Tester is a proven fighter, and we’re proud to endorse him as the best candidate to represent our core values to Washington.”