PLWA 2018 Annual Meeting & Raffle Drawing

Sec. JW Westman & Tres. Ray Pearson

This years PLWA General Membership Meeting was held in Livingston. In addition to registering new and renewing members, PLWA also drew for the annual raffle at the meeting, which is a significant portion of our funding. Thank you Carol Fox, for helping with the registration.

Re-elected to the Board of Directors: John Gibson, as Vice President and Tony Schoonen.

Our Guest speaker was FWP’s Access Bureau Chief, Jason Kool, who discussed FWP’s Block Management and 2018 Other Access Projects.


Russ Vance

Russ Vance was given a Lifetime Membership award in recognition of his past and ongoing support.

Russ was the first PLWA member to establish “Planned Giving”, to help support PLWA. “I have been involved with PLWA since near the beginning. This included meetings with founders Gene Hawkes and Ron Stephens many years ago. Since then, I always wanted to give more time to the organization, but other activities stood in the way. But there are ways members without time to volunteer can make a big difference. I found that a gift annuity fit me to a tee. I am a stock trader, and was lucky enough to have a sizeable taxable gain. I was looking for a way to 1/ reduce my taxes, 2/ help my favorite charitable organization, and, 3/ MOST IMPORTANT gain a guaranteed lifetime income at a high interest rate. A gift annuity does all 3.”

You can read more about Planned Giving here.


2018 Raffle Winners are:

1st Franchi 12 Ga. Shotgun – Tim Tollett of Dillon

2nd Custom Bedliner for Pickup – Leroy Mehring of Butte

3rd Custom PLWA etched sheath knife – Jeff Wagner of Lewsitown

4th Remington 870 12 Ga. Shotgun – Mark Taishoff of Missoula

5th BBQ / Turkey Fryer – Steve Ott – Billings

Thank you to all the members who attended the 2018 PLWA Annual Meeting and for the support of those that could not attend. We look forward to seeing more of you next year.


Montana Conservation Campout

PLWA is encouraging members to participate & don’t forget to wear your hat!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 PM
Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 PM

The C. M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge acquired new acreage through the Land & Water Conservation Fund, and there is still some old fencing the Fish & Wildlife Service needs to remove from wildlife corridors. After making significant progress during our 2017 campout in the CMR, we’re excited to continue our habitat improvement work in the area.

*Montana Special: a wild game cookout will take place Saturday evening!*

Treat this weekend as if you were going camping. Bring your outdoors gear, tent and bag, and enough food to see you through the weekend. We’ll have snacks and beer, and in this case a wild game cookout, but it’s good to be prepared!

For more information and contact click here.


Public Land/Water Access Association Inc. or PLWA,
is a citizen group organized and operated under the Montana nonprofit corporation act.
The Internal Revenue Service has made a determination that PLWA qualifies as a tax- exempt
organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that it is a public charity.

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Legal counsel may be needed in dealing with specific access situations and issues.

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