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Fish and Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Next Advisory Council Meeting

  • April 17
  • Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Location:
  • FWP Headquarters
    Helena, MT

The Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council will evaluate Montana's hunting and fishing licenses and how best to fund fish and wildlife management in Montana for the long term.

The advisory council will examine about 100 different types of hunting and fishing licenses and the impacts of free and discounted licenses on fish and wildlife management funding.

Additionally, the council will develop recommendations for simplifying the structure of the state's hunting and fishing licenses—and consider license-fee adjustments necessary for sustaining long-term funding for fish and wildlife management in Montana.

At the conclusion of the advisory council's work in April 2014, a final report will be prepared for the Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in preparation for the Montana Legislature in 2015.

FWP has already started reaching out to hunters and anglers about funding Montana’s fish and wildlife management in the years ahead. Visit Choices for the Future for more information on FWP’s funding situation, some of the options for increasing revenue and decreasing expenses, and why this is important to Montanans and their fish and wildlife resources.

Membership

Advisory council members represent a mix of hunters, anglers and others committed to work to reach consensus on several complex license and funding issues. Members were selected based in part on their willingness and ability to respectfully engage in a structured decision-making process on license and funding issues. Advisory council members were appointed by FWP Director Jeff Hagener.

Meetings

Date Time Location
August 13, 2013 3 PM-5 PM
5 PM–7 PM (Social Activity )
Helena Headquarters
Montana WILD
August 14, 2013 8 AM-4 PM Helena Headquarters
September 3, 2013 9 AM-5 PM Montana WILD
October 18, 2013 9 AM-5 PM Comfort Suites
3180 N. Washington St.
Helena, MT 59601
November 5, 2013 9 AM-5 PM Montana WILD
December 11, 2013 9 AM-5 PM Montana WILD
January 16, 2014 1 PM-5 PM Comfort Suites
3180 N. Washington St.
Helena, MT 59601
January 17, 2014 8 AM-4:30 PM Montana WILD
February 19, 2014 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Montana WILD
April 17, 2014 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Helena Headquarters

Opportunity for Public Comment

Time will be scheduled at each council meeting for the public to comment. Comments may also be submitted any time online or mailed to the address below (see Contact).

Resources

Read additional information pertaining to the Advisory Council's evaluation of FWP licensing and funding. [Learn more]

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed. It was June 26, 2013.

Application Form

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • Attn: Fish and Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council
  • P.O. Box 20070
  • Helena, MT 59620-0701
  • psihler@mt.gov
  • Fax: (406) 444-3196

Contact

  • Paul Sihler
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • P.O. Box 20070
  • Helena, MT 59620-0701
  • (406) 444-3196
  • E-mail