Montanans will have extensive opportunities to review and comment on 2014-2015 hunting regulation proposals by going on online now or by attending one of 43 public meetings in January.
Last summer, FWP held seven meetings across the state and received nearly 1,200 comments that led to several new hunting season proposals.
At the meetings in January, FWP will present a number of proposals, including those to aid the recovery of Montana’s declining deer populations by reducing hunting pressure on antlerless mule deer and white-tailed deer.
Details on the proposed hunting regulations are available on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov. Click “2014-2015 Hunting Proposals,” where one can find a complete calendar of meeting times and locations, and additional information on each proposal. The proposals encompass hunting season dates and nearly every huntable species in Montana.
Comments may be submitted at the local meetings, which are set for Jan 4-23, 2014 statewide, or online at fwp.mt.gov. Written comments may be sent to: FWP—Wildlife Bureau, Attn: Public Comment, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. For questions not covered on the website, call 406-444-2612.
Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2014. The Fish & Wildlife Commission will adopt final regulations in February.