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Plentywood Meeting Set June 24 to Discuss FWP Funding & Licensing Issues
Monday, June 16, 2014
Fish & Wildlife - Region 6
This news release was archived on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Members of the public are reminded that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a meeting to discuss recent recommendations from an advisory council regarding hunting and fishing licenses and fees on June 24 in Plentywood.

The meeting will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the basement of the Montana State Bank building, 220 N. Main Street.

The Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council recently spent eight months examining FWP's current license system and funding cycle for fish and wildlife management. That work resulted in recent recommendations to FWP Director Jeff Hagener that would provide an additional $6.25 million a year to stave off deep budget cuts to fish and wildlife management programs.

The recommendations are aimed at a simplified licensing system; standardized license discounts for youth, seniors, and disabled hunters; a revamped base price structure and other adjustments to provide a fair and stable source of revenue for the state's fish and wildlife conservation efforts.

The council's recommendations are available by clicking on the "Licensing and Funding Advisory Council" section on FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. For more information about the meeting, call 406-228-3700.