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The five-member Commission is appointed by the Governor from five geographical districts. Members serve staggered four-year terms, with three members appointed at the beginning of the Governor's term and two appointed two years after the Governor's term begins. The appointments are to be made without regard to political affiliation and to be made solely for the wise management of the fish and wildlife of the state. At least one member must be experienced in the breeding and management of domestic livestock.

The Commission is a quasi-judicial citizen board whose general authority and duties are further defined and shaped by specific responsibilities in the statutes.

The Department is an executive branch agency under the Governor. The Director of the Department is appointed by the Governor and reports to the Governor. The Department has duties and responsibilities as provided by statute.

In summary, the Department administers the day-to-day activities of the Department under the executive branch with specific statutory duties and the Commission sets fish and wildlife regulations, approves property acquisitions, and approves certain rules and activities of the Department as provided by statute.

Contact Commissioners

E-mail

fwcomm@mt.gov

Address

See the Members page for addresses and phone number for each Commissioner.

Recent Commission News

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet December 5

11/20/2019

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Dec. 5 at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The meeting will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

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FWP proposes regulation change for Holter yellow perch and walleye

11/12/2019

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission tentatively approved a regulation change for yellow perch and walleye on Holter Reservoir. This proposed change is based on criteria outlined in the 2010 – 2019 reservoir fisheries management plan.

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Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet November 12

11/05/2019

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Nov. 12 at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The meeting will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 8:15 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

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FWP seeks comments on bovine tuberculosis surveillance plan and White Sulphur Springs urban mule deer management plan

11/01/2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting public review and comment on the Proposed Montana Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance Plan and the City of White Sulphur Springs Urban Mule Deer Management Plan. Supporting information on these items can be found on the FWP website under “Opportunity for Public Comment” at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/ or directly by using the links below.

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