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 March 2014, a final report will be prepared for the Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in preparation for the Montana Legislature in 2015.
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.
|August 13, 2013||3 PM-5 PM
5 PM–7 PM (Social Activity )
|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|
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).
Read additional information pertaining to the Advisory Council's evaluation of FWP licensing and funding. [Learn more]
The application deadline has passed. It was June 26, 2013.