There was an article in the Billings Gazette last week about a new law recently passed that gives some pretty stiff penalties to folks who vandalize or damage property owned by Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Some of these penalties even include loss of fishing and hunting privileges for those found guilty of damaging these properties. Obviously this doesn't apply to the riverbottoms as a whole, private land, and some similar areas mentioned in this post, but it does apply to ALL Fishing Access Sites and state parks which is fairly significant as there's a lot of those places around.http://billingsgazette.co...002e0.html
Here locally, I know FWP has had A LOT of problems with trash being left and vandalism, some very signifant and costly, at the 7th street bridge access site, Kinsey Bridge, Bonfield FAS and Pirogue Island state park.
Its just appalling when people can't pick up their trash and put in the garbage cans provided or they haul the junk they don't want out to these places and leave it for someone else to deal with. Have a little pride, people! The dump fee is like $5. Really, who can't spare $5 lousy dollars? THANK YOU to those who've picked up after these lazy bums!!!!
If you know or see of someone doing this type of thing, please report it to your local sheriffs office or FWP if its one of their sites. Maybe (hopefully) with this new law folks will think twice before dumping their trash, especially if they know of someone who's gotten pinched for it!