Fish and Wildlife Commission seeks comment on WMA Public Use Rules
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: December 20, 2021

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment Wildlife Management Areas Public Use Rules.

Since 2012, the commission has adopted public use rules on a biennial schedule for lands acquired for the primary purpose of providing effective fish and wildlife habitat, including WMAs, Wildlife Habitat Protection Areas, and Fisheries Conservation Areas. FWP is currently working on revising Administrative Rules for all department lands to include public use rules on WMAs. In February 2021, the commission approved continuing with the current set of rules for another year. FWP is again proposing to continue with the current set of public use rules for another year.

Click here to view the rules.

For more information, please call the FWP wildlife division office at 406-444-2612 or send an email to Comments will be accepted online at; in writing sent to FWP Wildlife Comments, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701; and by email to

Comments will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m., with final adoption at the February commission meeting.