Montana's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet at FWP headquarters in Helena, Dec. 14-15.
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. the commission will begin a work session, which is open to the public. No public comment will be taken, nor will any action be taken. The official business session will follow at 3 p.m.
At the work session, the commission will hear an Archery Working Group update as well as updates on the Beaverhead-Big Hole outfitter rule, and recreation conflicts on the Tongue River and some lakes in Montana. In addition, the commission will discuss a Mountain Lion Working Group report; review a new law that provides for nonresident upland game bird licenses quotas; and review a new law requiring Social Security numbers on hunting and fishing licenses.
At the business session Tuesday afternoon, the commission will take final action on the 2000 Parks fee rule and Tongue River watercraft regulations.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Commission will review and adopt tentative general big game regulations and hunting district boundaries for 2000. Included are deer, elk, mountain lion, moose, sheep, goat, antelope and black bear seasons. In addition, tentative upland game bird seasons and turkey quotas will be established.
The meeting will be held at the FWP headquarters in Helena at 1420 East Sixth Ave.