FWP News: PLPW Advisory Committee to meet October October 18 in Helena
By angelamontana

Posted: October 6, 2022

HELENA – The Private Land/Public Wildlife Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18, in room 152 at the Montana State Capitol building in Helena, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 13-member advisory committee, appointed by the governor, is charged with reviewing FWP’s access programs and offering recommendations to help achieve program goals and maintaining good relations between hunters and landowners. Members are Ed Beall, chair, of Helena, Eric Albus of Hinsdale, Tierani Brusett of Billings, Cynthia Cohan of Butte, Lee Cornwell of Glasgow, Paul Ellis of Bozeman, Everett Headley of Stevensville, Donna McDonald of Alder, Rod Paschke of Jordan, Rich Roth of Big Sandy, Raymond Rugg of Superior, Drew Steinberger of Billings and Dale Tribby of Miles City.

Agenda items include:

  • Elk Hunting Access (EHA) Agreements/454 program
    • Bull: cow ratio for quota districts o Licensing input on landowner participation in EHA/Landowner Preference
    • PLPW discussion/additional recommendations consideration
  • Block management payment cap and per hunter day payment analysis
  • PALA: program scoring and assessment /department process
  • PLPW discussion/refinement of recommendations to FWP
  • PLPW Initiatives Improving hunter behavior/communication ethics/respect efforts
  • Communication/marketing plan update for fall 2022
  • Bonus point incentive for those completing Hunter/Landowner Stewardship Course
  • Update on hunter education video/course sub-committee report out

The meeting will be streamed live on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/plpw. Public comment will be taken in person and via Zoom. To make a comment via Zoom, you must register on the FWP website by noon on Oct. 17. For more information on PLPW and a full agenda, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/plpw.

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