Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Helena Dec. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at FWP headquarters, 1420 East 6th Ave.
The FWP Commission will make final decisions on three lands issues: the transfer of the Fort Benton Agricultural Museum to the city of Fort Benton; accepting title to 1,745 acres adjacent to the Mt. Haggin and Fleecer wildlife management areas if grant funding is approved; and acquisition of a conservation easement on 7,200 acres and fee-title on up to 3,680 acres of Plum Creek Timberlands located in the North Swan Valley.
Tentative decisions will made on a number of wildlife issues including: the proposed rule for an annual drawing of certain hunting licenses; the 2006 deer, elk and lion seasons and hunting district boundaries; a purchase limit per hunter for antlerless deer and doe-fawn antelope licenses; a revised definition of "trophy" as used in seeking restitution for violations; the 2006-2007 moose, sheep goat and antelope seasons, quotas and hunting district boundaries; the 2006/2007 black bear seasons, quotas and hunting district boundaries; the 2006 spring and fall turkey seasons; the 2006 game damage permit authorizations; and the 2006-2007 biennial prairie dog shooting rule.
An informational presentation will be made in the morning on a process proposed for developing administrative rules for commercial use on lands and waters managed by FWP.
The full agenda for the FWP Commission meeting can be found by clicking on the FWP web site, December 2005 Commission Agenda web page.
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.