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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

Commission to take up Quiet Waters Initiative

Mon Apr 24 15:48:09 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a special meeting May 12.

(Headquarters - Commission)

Fish and Wildlife Commission Ruled on Proposed No-Wake Zones in Fort Peck Area

Thu Apr 20 10:56:11 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission held a meeting on Friday, April 14 at Montana Wild in Helena, and took up a wide array of issues including final decisions on several no-wake zone proposals. Two of these proposals were in the Fort Peck area; one in Fort Peck Reservoir in Duck Creek Bay, and one in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts.

(Region 6 - Commission)

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet April 14

Thu Apr 06 13:39:00 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a meeting April 14 at Montana WILD in Helena and will take up a wide array of issues including final decisions on several no wake zone proposals, consideration of various lease agreements, and regulation proposals.

(Region 7 - Commission)

DATE UPDATE: Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet April 14

Thu Apr 06 12:02:41 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a meeting April 14 at Montana WILD in Helena and will take up a wide array of issues including final decisions on several no wake zone proposals, consideration of various lease agreements, and regulation proposals.

(Headquarters - Commission)