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Private Land/Public Wildlife Council To Meet In Missoula

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Tue May 06 15:29:00 MDT 2014

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet May 14-15 in Missoula at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visitors Center, 5705 Grant Creek Road.

At the meeting the council will discuss Montana's Fish, Wildlife, & Parks hunting access programs, receive updates on data gathered through recent FWP landowner and hunter access surveys, and begin evaluating options and possible recommendations based on work accomplished since April.

Each of the 18 members of the governor-appointed council is interested in issues related to hunters, anglers, landowners, and outfitters, including but not limited to Montana's hunting and fishing access enhancement programs, landowner-hunter relations, outfitting industry issues, and other matters related to private lands and public wildlife.

Meeting times are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, and 8 a.m.–noon on Thursday, May 15. Council members will spend much of the morning of May 14 in subcommittee work sessions. The public is invited to observe council proceedings. Designated times for public comment are set for 4:30 p.m. on May 14 and 11:30 a.m. on May 15.

For more information about the meeting and the PL/PW Council, visit the FWP website at then click "PL/PW Council"; or contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, at 406-444-3798, or by email at