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Private Land/Public Wildlife Council Meets Dec. 18-19 In Helena

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet Dec. 18-19 in Helena at the Red Lion Colonial Inn & Suites, 2301 Colonial Drive, to discuss hunting and fishing access issues.

On Dec.18, beginning at 1 p.m., the council will review two surveys related to outfitting and private-land hunting access, discuss bridge access issues and determine the content of the annual report.  The meeting will continue Dec. 19, from 8–11:30 a.m. 

The 15-member council, made up of landowners, outfitters, hunters, anglers, legislators, and an FWP Commissioner, is appointed by the Governor and charged with reviewing FWP hunting and fishing access programs, offering recommendations to help achieve program goals, and addressing issues related to private land and public wildlife.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and observe council proceedings.  A public comment period is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.

For more information about the PL/PW Council, contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, by phone: 406- 444-3798, or by email: acharles@mt.gov . Or, visit the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page under Hunter Access.