Friday, December 05, 1997Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is currently seeking nominations for individuals to serve on a statewide hunter behavior advisory council.
The advisory council will lead a statewide effort to involve local residents and groups in identifying, defining, and recommending solutions to hunting behavior problems in Montana. The establishment of the council is in response to recommendations made by the original Private Land/Public Wildlife Advisory Council, and requests by hunters, the FWP Commission, and FWP biologists that the state examine today's hunting environment from the standpoints of sportsmanship and wildlife management.
FWP Director Pat Graham explained that the public can help by submitting nominations. "We are looking for 12 to 15 people who can work together for the common good of Montana and the future of hunting," he said. "The question of hunter behavior and ethics is one of the most important issues we will face in the coming years. We want to ensure that we get the best representation possible on the council."
Nominations for the council must be submitted by Friday Dec. 19 to: Hunter Behavior Advisory Council; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701. Appointment of council members will be announced before the year's end. The first meeting of the new council is scheduled for Jan. 15-16, 1998 in Helena. The council will meet periodically over the following year and work toward the presentation of its recommendation to FWP in November 1998.