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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 & Wildlife Commission meeting set for June 7 in Kalispell

Fri Jun 02 11:03:29 MDT 2017

When the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission holds their bi- monthly meeting June 7, at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 1 headquarters in Kalispell, located at 490 North Meridian Road, the Commission will consider a variety of topics including the 2017/2018 wolf hunting season and quotas, bighorn sheep and mountain goat augmentation plans, and an instream water right lease on the Teton River.

(Headquarters - Commission)

Commission denies Quiet Waters Initiative

Wed May 31 08:49:00 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously last Friday to deny the rule proposal based upon the Quiet Waters Petition heard by the commission in May 2016.

(Region 7 - Commission)

Commission denies Quiet Waters Initiative

Tue May 30 16:43:30 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously last Friday to deny the rule proposal based upon the Quiet Waters Petition heard by the commission in May 2016.

(Headquarters - Commission)