Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission to Meet May 10 in Helena
By Matt Schauer

Posted: May 2, 2012

On Thursday, May 10, The Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Helena at the Montana Wild Education Center, west of Helena near Spring Meadow Lake at 2668 Broadwater Ave. beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Here are some of the proposed actions that FWP’s commissioners will consider.  The governing of the auction of a moose, sheep, goat, deer and elk license; the rule on the separation of nonresident deer licenses from big game combination licenses; and the proposed exotic classification of tilapia, a freshwater fish that can become problematic when introduced in new warm-water habitats.

A variety of wildlife-related proposals will also be considered.  The 2012/2013 wolf hunting seasons dates, quotas and hunting district boundaries; the plan for nongame tax check-off funds; annual renewal of a hunting access agreement; the 2012 fall upland game bird quotas and limits; harvest prescriptions for combined archery/elk hunting districts; and timber harvests on the Mount Haggin and West Kootenai wildlife management areas.

The commissioners will be asked to endorse three acquisitions: Upper Big Spring Creek south of Lewistown for a future fishing access site, acquisition of mineral rights at Spotted Dog WMA near Avon, and acquisition of the Milk River Ranch, 2,800 acres in Hill County, 50 miles northwest of Havre.

All FWP meetings are fully accessible to those with disabilities. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting FWP at: 406-444-3186.

For the full agenda and background on the scheduled topics, go to the Commission Homepage on FWP’s website at

The FWP website will stream the audio of the meeting live, or the public may view a live television feed of the meeting at FWP regional offices.

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