Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds anglers they have until August 31 to comment on the 2002 and 2003 proposed fishing regulations.
Comments will be considered in developing the tentative regulations that will go to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission for approval September 6, according to Karen Zackheim, FWP Fisheries Division bureau chief.
"Anglers actually have a couple of opportunities to participate in setting the new fishing regulations," Zackheim said. "They can send in their comments before the end of August as well as attend the September 6 FWP Commission meeting in Helena when the Commission will discuss and be asked to adopt the tentative regulations."
Once the tentative regulations are adopted, the public has an additional opportunity to comment until September 28 at 5 p.m. These comments will be taken into account as the final 2002 and 2003 angling regulations are prepared and presented to the Commission for its approval at the November 8 Commission meeting.
The proposed angling regulations are available at regional FWP offices, license agents or by calling FWP at 406-444-2449. On the internet go to fwp.state.mt.us, select Fishing and click on 2002-2003 Regulation Changes. Comments may be submitted to Karen Zackheim by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail addressed to: FWP Fisheries Division, Karen Zackheim, 1420 East Sixth Avenue, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.