Montana's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will hold a regular meeting Aug. 6 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at FWP's headquarters conference room in Helena. At the meeting, the Commission will take final action on the future of the Green Meadow Game Preserve, northwest of Helena, and consider two land acquisitions: 1) 2,143 acres of primarily elk winter range adjacent to the Judith Wildlife Management Area; and 2) 2,565 acres in Fergus County, known as the Beckman Property. The Beckman Property is primarily mule deer habitat.
The Commission will also set final early season migratory bird seasons and quotas; final tribal upland game bird regulations; final trapping regulations and quotas and final quotas for deer, elk and antelope special licenses and permits for the 1999 hunting season.
On Thursday, August 5, the Commission will meet in a work session beginning at 7 p.m. On the agenda are an update on tribal hunting agreements, a review of an audit of the Department's Lands Program, including its handling of conservation easements, and a discussion on negotiations with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation relative to lease terms on the Sun River Wildlife Management Area specific to oil and gas exploration and grazing. No action will be taken at the work session.
The public is welcome and invited to attend any and all parts of the meeting.