Montana Wildlife Federation is an organization of conservation minded people who share a mission to protect and enhance Montana's public wildlife, lands, waters, and fair chase hunting and fishing heritage.
Montana Wildlife Federation is founded on the following principles:
- Montana's wildlife, public lands and water are owned or managed for 'the people';
- all citizens have the right to equally share, access and enjoy our natural resources;
- ethical behavior is the essence of good sportsmanship;
- landowner/sportsmen relations are central to wildlife conservation;
- the perpetuation of Montana's fish and wildlife cannot occur without sustaining, healthy habitats;
- sound wildlife and public resource management policy should have as its highest priority the welfare and perpetuation of wildlife; and
- public hunting and fishing opportunities in Montana are tools of sound wildlife management policy.
In keeping with its 2005-2010 Strategic Plan, mission, vision and goals, MWF has focused efforts to:
- Safeguard the Public Trust Doctrine of public ownership of America's public lands, water and wildlife - prevent privatization and commercialization of Montana's publicly owned lands, waters and wildlife.
- Advocate conservation policies, incentives and management practices that protect and enhance Montana's fish, wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend.
- Collaborate with conservation-minded landowners and managers to increase public access opportunities to public wildlife, public lands, and private lands for hunting, fishing and wildlife enjoyment in Montana.
- Provide leadership and education to promote hunter and angler ethics, skill and behavior.
- Build a stronger, more diverse and active membership organization that includes knowledgeable and skilled leaders who represent and will aggressively pursue issues on behalf of the broad spectrum of wildlife, hunting and fishing interests in Montana and elsewhere.