FWP News: FWP accepting open water fishing contest applications 
By angelamontana

Posted: September 6, 2023

Deadline is November 1 

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting open water fishing contests applications for the 2024 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits.

Applications for fishing contests may be approved, approved with conditions or denied by the FWP Fisheries Division in Helena. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts and/or require additional access site maintenance when needed.

Information on the proposed fishing contests can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest webpage, https://fwp.mt.gov/fish/regulations/contests  or by calling 406-444-2449. All applications must be received on or before Nov. 1.

Applications may be mailed to FWP Fisheries Division, Attn: Fishing Contests, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or emailed to fwpfsh@mt.gov .


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