FWP Needs Your Comment on Black Bear and Spring Turkey Quota Changes
By Matt Schauer

Posted: December 22, 2012

FWP wants to hear your opinion on changes to fall black bear and spring turkey hunting season quotas for 2013.

Below are the changes:

  • Increase black bear quota in bear management unit 700 from four to eight
  • Increase spring turkey permits from 100 to 150 in HD 282-20
  • Decrease spring turkey permits from 10 to five in HD 445-20

Due to low population counts, FWP Commissioners, are considering a proposal to close bighorn hunting in HD 455, near Helena.

Comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 28, 2013. To leave comments, go to FWP’s website or mail them to Montana FWP, Attn: Wildlife Bureau, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701