Roadless areas are central to hunting opportunities


George Cobb's opinion column — stating that increased roadless area development would improve hunting — deserves a response.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is able to provide the nation's longest general elk rifle season largely because of our 6.4 million acres of national forest roadless areas. Places like the Elkhorns and Gravelly Range offer world-class hunting because of the 2001 roadless rule.