FWP seeking public input on elk hunting seasons

By | July 10, 2015

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on proposed guidelines to establish elk hunting seasons before or after the existing archery and general rifle seasons.

The additional seasons, called elk shoulder seasons, would be used where needed to reduce elk populations. The primary intent of a shoulder season is to help reduce the population in a hunting district or group of hunting districts.

A shoulder season could occur between Aug. 15 and Feb. 15 outside the five-week general rifle season and six-week archery season.

Comments will be taken until 5 p.m., Aug. 10. To see the proposal and comment, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov Click “Submit Public Comments”, then click “Hunting & Trapping

Written comments al;so will be accepted at:
FWP – Wildlife Division
Attn: Public Comment
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

For information, call 406-444-2612, or visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov

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