Donor leaves oil wells to state fishing program
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 12, 2015

An addition to the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission’s Thursday, Nov. 12, agenda is a proposal to accept interest in a number of North Dakota oil wells bequeathed to the state fish and wildlife agency.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will ask commissioners to accept the donation from the estate of the late William Kamps, a well-known outdoors enthusiast from Kalispell. Kamps passed away in December 2011.

The donation is for a partial interest in oil and gas rights to seven tracts of land in North Dakota. FWP would lease the oil and gas interests on two acquired parcels to fulfill Kamps’ wish for proceeds to be used to benefit FWP’s “Hooked on Fishing Program” in northwestern Montana.

Nearly 200 classrooms across Montana participate in FWP’s Hooked on Fishing program, which is based on a national program called “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs”. The program provides fishing equipment for students, training and curriculum for teachers, and in-class assistance by FWP and volunteer instructors.

The commission meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Commissioners will take final action on 2016 fishing regulations; elk hunting shoulder seasons pilot projects beginning in late November in up seven hunting districts; duck-hunting zone adjustments in Montana’s portion of the Central Flyway; and an addition to the Wall Creek Wildlife Management Area near Ennis.

For the full agenda and additional information, visit FWP’s website at Click “Commission Links”.

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

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