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FWP announces fishing regulation open houses


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state to gather input on proposed fishing regulations. The department will present regulation proposals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in Missoula on Aug. 15 and will accept public comment on the regulations from Aug. 19 through Sept. 15.

Fishing regulations undergo a thorough review every four years. Last spring, FWP conducted an online survey that contained ideas and proposals that the department was considering for regulation changes. FWP staff also met with angling and recreational groups across the state to discuss fishing regulations. That input was used to craft the tentative fishing regulations presented to the commission. Many of the regulations that were considered last spring have been modified for the tentative regulation proposals based on public remarks from the online survey and meetings.

The department is asking for public comment on the tentative fishing regulations. Input can be submitted via email at; or via mail to Fishing Regulations, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620; or through a survey link, which will be available on the FWP website starting Monday, Aug. 19. FWP will accept public comment through Sept. 15, and the online survey will also be active through Sept. 15.

Open house schedule:





Aug. 20

Great Falls

FWP Regional Office, 4600 Giant Springs Rd

7 p.m.

Thompson Falls

FWP Office, 5427 Highway 200

4 - 7 p.m.


Busted Knuckle Brewery, N Room, 303 1st Ave S

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 21


FWP Regional Office, 490 N Meridian Rd

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 22


Best Western Plus, 1425 Highway 2 NW

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


City Hall Ponderosa Room, 952 E Spruce

4 – 6 p.m.


Lewistown Public Library, 701 W Main St

7 p.m.

Aug. 26


FWP Regional Office, 1400 S 19th Ave

6 p.m.

Aug. 27


Dawson Community College, Ulman Center Room 102

7 p.m.

Aug. 28


Big Horn Resort and Hotel, 1801 Majestic Ln

6:30 p.m.

Aug. 29


Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison St.

6 p.m.


Comfort Inn, 2777 Harrison Ave

6 p.m.