August 12, 2013
Montana Man 'Panhandling' to Buy Other Hunters Wolf Tags
By Ben Romans
A Montana man with a cardboard sign in hand is turning heads at the end of an interstate ramp. Using a panhandler’s approach, the man hopes to raise money to incentivize hunters to take to the woods in search of wolves this fall.
According to Missoula’s NBC station, KECI, Jason Maxwell and his girlfriend say they’ll sporadically collect donations until the wolf hunting season begins in September, at which point they’ll enter everyone that’s “liked” their Facebook page into a drawing and reward the winners by reimbursing them for buying a Montana wolf hunting tag.
“We figure we would give hunters an incentive to get back out there and chase an animal that’s not going to fill your freezer,” said Jason Maxwell, who created a cardboard sign that reads “I have a job, but I am taking donations to buy hunters wolf tags.”
Maxwell says he knows opinions about wolves and wolf hunting are mixed, but that doesn’t seem to deter him. So far, he’s collected about $200 for his cause.
Photo from Facebook.