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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 (table attached)

Wed May 24 14:29:59 MDT 2017

Based upon the review of the public comment, the Fish and Wildlife Commission will suggest the following motion for discussion at the meeting to discuss the Quiet Waters proposal to be held at Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater in Helena on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. The table below contains columns which describe the present regulations on the body of water and the modified proposal based upon public comment. This proposal will serve as the foundation for discussion, and the Commission may approve, deny, or modify the motion.

(Headquarters - Commission)

Commission to take up Quiet Waters Initiative

Mon May 22 13:20:00 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a meeting rescheduled for May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

(Region 7 - Commission)

Commission to act on Quiet Waters rule on May 26

Mon May 08 14:22:00 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a meeting rescheduled for May 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Helena.

(Region 7 - Commission)