Thank you for seeking information on Choices for the Future.
We want the people of Montana to know that FWP takes the trust—and the fish and wildlife resources they have placed in our care—very seriously.
We have a great participatory process here in Montana, and that's the secret ingredient that's made our citizen-based fish and wildlife conservation such a successful public enterprise for more than 100 years.
Our job is to manage these spectacular resources for you.
We look forward to hearing from you in the coming weeks and months, and to learning more about the things you can tell us that will maintain the level of management you insist must be met.
The Licensing and Funding Advisory Council (LFAC) is currently examining FWP's license system and funding cycle for fish and wildlife management. The aim of the council is to determine a pricing structure for hunting and fishing licenses that will provide a sufficient, fair and stable source of revenue for fish and wildlife management in Montana.
The LFAC is scheduled to deliver recommendations to FWP Director Hagener by March 31, 2014. A number of statewide public meetings—and an extended public comment period— will follow in April. An FWP budget and funding package will then be prepared for consideration by the 2015 Montana Legislature.