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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission To Meet July 7 In Great Falls


Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 MDT 2005

Montana‚Äôs Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Great Falls July 7, beginning at 8 a.m. at the FWP Region 4 headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Rd.  

The FWP Commission received a request for re-instatement of an outfitting license for the Beaverhead/Big Hole rivers. The commission will make a final decision on acquiring a Fishing Access Site on the Little Blackfoot River west of Avon.  The commission will also make a final decision on a fishing closure until August 1 on the Pablo Reservoir and Feeder Canal in northwestern Montana.

Other final decisions will include the 2005 deer and elk quotas, the 2005 upland game bird seasons, and acquisition of about 25 acres of private land within the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Tentative commission decisions will be made on the 2005 Early Season Migratory Bird Regulations and the 2005 bison-hunting season and quota. The commission will be asked to endorse a conservation easement on the Bird Creek Ranch in Cascade.

There will also be an informational discussion on grizzly bears.

The FWP Commission will tour the Bird Creek Ranch near Cascade on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. and attend a workshop on effective governance conducted by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies beginning July 7 at 1 p.m. and continuing July 8 at 8 a.m.

The full agenda for the FWP Commission meeting can be found by clicking on the FWP Commission icon on the bottom of the FWP home page at

FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with a disability. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting FWP at 406-444-3186, or at the Great Falls office at 406-454-5840.