FWP News: Fish and Wildlife Commission makes adjustments to June 8 meeting agenda
By angelamontana

Posted: June 7, 2023

HELENA – The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet June 8 in Helena at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live on the FWP website and YouTube. The public can participate in person or via Zoom. To make a comment via Zoom, you must register by following the link here by noon on Wednesday, June 7.

The agenda is as follows:


  • Informational update – drought conditions
  • Temporary construction closure – Jefferson River
  • Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Ruby rivers fishing regulation proposals


  • Grizzly bear ARM – rulemaking
  • Mountain lion quotas and license descriptions
  • 2023-2024 bird dog training seasons on open public lands
  • 2023 deer season amendments

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

  • Consolidated Public Use Rules (ARM) for lands administered by FWP – Rulemaking
  • Private land recreation biennial rule renewal – Regions 1 and 2
  • Elk hunting access agreements


  • Rulemaking petition – Repeal of ARM 12.9.202 pertaining to Brinkman Game Preserve

All proposals, supporting documentation, and any collected public comment can be found here.

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, background on the scheduled topics and public comments, go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission page on the FWP website.

FWP’s website offers live-streamed audio of each Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting.


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