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Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council

Next PL/PW Council Meeting

Landscape photo of bottom-land, hills, mountain range.
  • June 1 & 2 in Helena
    • June 1 Location: MT Assoc of Counties, Conference Room, 2715 Skyway Drive
    • June 2 Location: Holiday Inn Express, 3170 N Sanders Street

Governor Steve Bullock has appointed a new Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council effective February 5, 2016.

Council Charge

Under 87-1-269 MCA, the Governor is required to appoint a committee of persons interested in issues related to hunters, anglers, landowners, and outfitters, with a focus on evaluating and reporting back to the Governor and legislature regarding existing hunting and fishing access enhancement programs and other issues related to private lands and public wildlife.

Council Process

The PL/PW Council meets periodically during the year at various locations around the state. Council recommendations are developed with public input solicited during the process of developing final recommendations. Annual reports are typically issued in a December February timeframe. Meetings are open to the public, with public participation scheduled for specific times during the meeting. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks provides staff assistance to the Council. Current FWP staff liaison to the PL/PW Council is Hank Worsech, License Bureau Chief.

Council Meeting Schedule

The next meeting is scheduled for June 1 & 2, 2016.

  • June 1 Location: MT Assoc of Counties, Conference Room, 2715 Skyway Drive
  • June 2 Location: Holiday Inn Express, 3170 N Sanders Street

Contact Us

  • Hank Worsech - License Bureau Chief

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • P.O. Box 200701
  • Helena, MT 59620-0701 or
  • (406) 444-2663
  • e-mail