Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet October 17
By angelamontana

Posted: October 8, 2019

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet October 17 at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The meeting will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

The commission will make final decisions on the following topics:

  • 2020 Fishing Regulations, Final
  • Fishing Access Site Forestry Management Projects
  • Gallatin County Bridge Realignment onto Gallatin Forks FAS
  • Temporary Closure of Indian Fort FAS
  • Region 6 Headquarters Land Acquisition Project
  • Repeal of Administrative Rule 12.6.301 Tagging of Carcasses of Game Animals
  • Adoption of Administrative Rule Pertaining to Kill Site Verification
  • Adoption of Administrative Rule Pertaining to Two-Way Electronic Communication While Hunting
  • Shoulder Seasons in HDs 210, 211, 213, 214, 216, 217 and 451
  • Trapping Setbacks for Roads and Trails
  • Elk Management in Areas with Brucellosis 2020 Annual work Plan
  • Antelope Coulee Conservation Easement

The commission will hear the following presentations and proposals:

  • Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan, Proposed
  • Drought Closures and Status, Informational
  • Annual Rule Commercial Bait Seining Waters, Proposed
  • Update on Public Season Setting Scoping, Informational
  • Shoulder Season Fundamental Objectives Review, Informational
  • City of White Sulphur Springs Urban Mule Deer Management Plan, Proposed

The commission will also look at endorsing the following:

  • Flathead Lake State Park – Big Arm Unit Permanent Easement Acquisition
  • Bovine Tuberculosis Response Plan
  • Stillwater River Conservation Easement (R1)
  • Sheep Creek Conservation Easement (R4)

FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with special needs. To request arrangements, call FWP at 406-444-3186.

For the full agenda and background on the scheduled topics, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; under “Quick Links” click “Commission.”

FWP’s website offers live streamed audio of each Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting. The public can also view a live television feed of the meeting at FWP regional offices. FWP Headquarters is located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue, Helena.

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(photo via TOM KUGLIN, Independent Record)