Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena Jan. 9 at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' headquarters, 1420 E. Sixth Ave.
A work session, where no official action is taken, will begin at 8:30 a.m. to discuss upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons; fisheries management for Flathead Lake and Noxon Reservoir; and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe's 2014 fishing license fee increase.
At the commission's regular meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m., commissioners will take final action on a list of waters approved for commercial bait-seining, and on CSKT's recommendation to remove the lake trout slot limit and harvest limit of one lake trout over 36 inches on the Flathead Indian Reservation portion of Flathead Lake. Commissioners will also take final action on an updated management plan for chronic wasting disease in deer and elk should the disease be detected in Montana.
Items proposed for public comment include new rules for fishing access sites; new rules on FWP's response to the unauthorized placement of fish into Montana waters; and the renewal of the Keep Cool Hills recreation use agreement near Lincoln.
FWP will seek the commission's permission to proceed on a project to explore consolidating state and private lands within the Lost River Ranch Wildlife Management Area northwest of Havre.
For the full agenda and additional information, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "For Commission Information."
FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to individuals with special needs. To request arrangements call FWP at 406-444-3186.