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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

fwpcomm@mt.gov

Address

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

Recent Commission News

Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Fee Rule Proposals

01/23/2015

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on two sets of rules related to fees charged at state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas for commercial and non-commercial uses.

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Fish & Wildlife Commission Video Conference Set For January 15

01/08/2015

Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via video conference call Jan. 15. The call, set to begin at 8:30 a.m., will be video streamed live at FWP Headquarters in Helena, 1420 E. Sixth Ave.—and at each FWP regional office.

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