The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Aug. 13 using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Details on how to access the meeting will be posted on fwp.mt.gov closer to the meeting date. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.
The commission will hear the following petitions:
Shields River Petition by Jeff Welch
Madison River Petition by Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana
Madison River Petition by GGC of Trout Unlimited, Skyline Sportsmen Association and the Anaconda Sportsmen Association
The commission will make final decisions on the following topics:
Nixon Bridge Gallatin River Temporary Closure
MDT Clark Fork River Temporary Closure
Future Fisheries Improvement Program Summer Funding Panel Recommendations
Approval of Marten Translocation to Little Belt Mountains
2020/2021 Furbearer Seasons And 2020 Quotas
Approval of Bighorn Sheep Translocation to Little Belt Mountains
Reaffirming Approval of Bighorn Sheep Translocation to Tendoy Mountains
Lone Tree Conservation Easement
Ash Coulee Conservation Easement
W-Bar Conservation Easement
The commission will hear the following presentations and proposals:
2021 Fishing Regulations
Annual Review and New Annual Work Plan for Elk Management Guidelines in Areas with Brucellosis
Shoulder Season Harvest Evaluation
The commission will also look at endorsing the following:
Yellowstone Islands Fishing Access Site
Cornell Park FAS
Bad Rock Canyon Wildlife Management Area Acquisition
Kootenai Forestlands Phase II Conservation Easement
Chip Creek Conservation Easement
Big Snowy Mountains WMA Acquisition
South Addition to Cree Crossing WMA
The commission also will announce the selection of organizations to auction 2021 moose, sheep, goat, mule deer and elk licenses and will recognize Jim Stone for his long service to fisheries conservation.
FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with special needs. To request arrangements, call FWP at 406-444-3186.
For the full agenda and background on the scheduled topics, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; under “Quick Links” click “Commission.”
FWP’s website offers live streamed audio of each Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting.