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Meeting location Change: Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Dec. 10


Thursday, December 06, 2018

The location has been changed for the Dec. 10 Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting from the FWP Headquarters to Montana WILD.

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 10, at FWP’s Montana WILD Education Center at 2668 Broadwater Ave. in Helena. The commission meeting starts at 8 a.m. and will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at

Agenda items include:

  • A renewal of the Avista Cooperative Use Agreement
  • Clarification on use of UAVs (drones)
  • Clarification on Motion Tracking Devices
  • Draft Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide, 2019-2027 (also referred to as the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan)
  • Fishing Access Site/Wildlife Management Area Draft Biennial Commercial Fee Rule
  • Madison River and Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site Temporary Closure Rule
  • Stevensville Bridge Fishing Access Site Easement Acquisition and Development Region 2
  • Big Creek Instream Flow Water Rights Lease Renewal Region 3
  • Fishing Access Site Biennial Rule
  • Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Appointments Region 3
  • Wildlife Management Area and Fish Conservation Area Biennial Public Use Rules
  • Haggin Wildlife Management Area addition
  • Thompson-Fisher Conservation Easement Amendment to resolve encroachment issue
  • 2019 Region 5 Mule Deer Season Changes in Hunting Districts 502, 510, 520, 575
  • 2019 Elk Hunting Regulations in Hunting Districts with performance-based shoulder seasons
  • New Rule: Grizzly Bear Demographic Objectives for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem
  • Petition to eliminate big horn sheep license 330-10 and review Big Horn Sheep Conservation Strategy – Gallatin Wildlife Association

FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with special needs. To request arrangements, call FWP at 406-444-3186.

For the full agenda, go to the FWP website at; under “Quick Links” click “Commission.” FWP's website offers live streamed audio of each F&W commission meeting. The public can also view a live television feed of the meeting at FWP regional offices. FWP Headquarters is located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue, Helena.