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Public Meeting Scheduled for Tentative Changes to Montana’s 2020 Fishing Regulations

Fishing - Region 7

Tue Aug 13 14:25:00 MDT 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on tentative changes to Montana's fishing regulations for the 2020 season.  The Fish and Wildlife Commission will review the tentative regulations for public comment on August 15, 2019.

Tentative Changes for Eastern Montana Fishing Regulations include:

  • Increased Sauger daily & possession limit on the Yellowstone River, upstream of Forsyth, from one daily and two in possession to two daily and four in possession.
  • Reorganize Paddlefish regulations for simplicity, clarity and comprehension.
  • Change definition of “snagging” to eliminate snagging Paddlefish while trolling from a boat.
  • Eliminate Largemouth Bass length limit at Hollecker Pond.

Anglers are invited to participate by reviewing these and other FWP proposals and contributing comments.  Comments can be submitted online or at public meetings.  A single public meeting has been scheduled in Region 7 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday August 27th, 2019 at Dawson Community College’s Ullman Center, room 102 in Glendive (300 College Dr.).

To view all proposed changes, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/insideFwp/commission/meetings/agenda.html?coversheet&topicId=49214810  Public comments must be submitted by September 13th. Comments can also be sent by mail to: Montana FWP Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

After incorporation of public comments, the tentative regulations will be submitted as final recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting October 17, 2019.

 

-FWP-