FWP News: Deadline for public comment on proposed hunting regulations is November 21
By angelamontana

Posted: November 14, 2023
Comment also being accepted for other commission agenda items

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Comment also being accepted for other commission agenda items

HELENA – The deadline to comment on proposed hunting regulations for 2024/2025 hunting seasons is Nov. 21.

Every other year, broad changes to hunting regulations are considered through a public process that includes public scoping and comment on regulation changes proposed by FWP. Ultimately the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts most hunting seasons for two-year intervals. This season-setting process looks at all aspects of hunting regulations, including season structure, regulations and hunting district boundaries.

The commission will vote on hunting regulations for the 2024/2025 hunting season during its Dec. 14 meeting, which will include the opportunity for the public to comment.

The proposed regulations maintain conservative measures FWP already put into place last year and earlier this year to address mule deer declines in parts of Montana.

To view proposed regulations and to comment, go to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission/december-2023-meeting.

The public can also comment on the following items that will be before the commission at its Dec. 14 meeting:

  • Game Damage Management Season
  • Translocation of marten
  • Town of Circle Urban Deer Management Plan
  • Consolidated Public Use Rules (ARM)
  • Weapons restrictions in certain state parks
  • Flathead Indian Reservation Non-Member Fishing and Bird Hunting Regulations

For more information on these proposals and to comment, go to go to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission/december-2023-meeting. Public comment will be accepted through Nov. 21. A full agenda of the Dec. 14 commission meeting will be posted at a later date.


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