FWP News: Commission amendment proposed for June agenda item
By angelamontana

Posted: May 24, 2024

CORRECTION: This email provides updated information on how to submit comments on Commissioner Burrows’ amendment. If you would like to submit a comment, please follow the instructions in the last paragraph.

HELENA – A proposed amendment for an item on the June 20 Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting agenda is available for public review and comment online. The commission will meet virtually June 20 at 8:30 a.m.

The amendment, proposed by Region 2 Commissioner Jeff Burrows, would change mountain lion quotas in some Region 2 mountain lion management units (LMU) as follows:

LMU 210: 4 males, 3 females, 7 total

LMU 240: 2 limited license, 8 males, 8 females, 18 total

LMU 250: 10 males, 8 females, 18 total

LMU 270: 2 limited license, 10 males, 10 females, 22 total

LMU 380: 1 limited license, 5 males, 6 females, 12 total

The proposed amendment is an increase in quotas that were recommended by the west-central Lion Ecoregional Population Objective Committee and Fish, Wildlife & Parks but is a reduction from those adopted by the commission in June 2023.

To see the proposed amendment, click here. Other commission amendments may be announced prior to the June 20 meeting. To see the topics the commission will consider, click here.

To make a comment, go to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission/june-2024-meeting and click on “Mountain Lion Amendment – Commissioner Burrows.” Comments on this amendment will be accepted through June 5. Comments will also be taken virtually during the meeting from those who register; a link to register for public comment will be posted on the commission webpage before June 20.

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