Montana Senator Talks Spear Hunting
Montana has a spear hunting bill that has received approval from the Montana Senate and now sits before the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee. The bill's author, Greg Hinkle of Thompson Falls, spoke about his bill before the committe on Tuesday. The Billings Gazette has a write up on the proposal.
Hinkle said a spear is similar to a large arrow and added that it has been successfully used by our ancestors for thousands of years. “It works. It’s been around a long time,” Hinkle said. Hunting with a bow and arrows is allowed in Montana. Hinkle added that because a spear is larger than an arrow, wounds would be more likely fatal than those made by archers.