FWP News: Review process for fishing regulations to begin soon
By angelamontana

Posted: March 4, 2024

Public meetings to be held around state

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host public meetings in each region to gather input for the 2025-26 fishing regulations.

Fishing regulations are now under a process like hunting regulations, going through a comprehensive public review every two years. Fishing regulations are printed during odd numbered years.

FWP’s proposed regulation changes will be posted online later this month. FWP will also accept and review fishing regulations changes proposed by the public during the initial review time period.

Staff will use this public input to refine regulation proposals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The final fishing regulations proposals will be available for public comment in August, and the commission will adopt, modify or reject the proposals at its October meeting.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Region 1: March 19, 6 p.m., Kalispell, 490 North Meridian Road
  • Region 2: April 10, 6:30 p.m., Missoula, 201 Spurgin Road
  • Region 3: March 28, 6 p.m., Bozeman, 1400 South 19th St.
  • Region 4: April 4, 6 p.m., Great Falls, 4600 Giant Springs Road
  • Region 5: March 14, 6:30 p.m., Billings, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive
  • Region 6: March 13, 6 p.m., Glasgow, 1 Airport Road
  • Region 7: March 21, 6:30 p.m., Miles City, 352 I-94 Business Loop


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