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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission To Meet July 7-8 In Helena


Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 MDT 2009

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet July 7-8 at the FWP Helena Headquarters, 1420 East 6th Ave.

In a work session July 7 at 4 p.m. they will discuss a proposed right-of-way to the Tongue River Railroad Company over land occupied by FWP’s Miles City Fish Hatchery. FWP Commissioners will consider a final decision on the agreement the following day.

In the evening, the commissioners will meet informally at Spring Meadow State Park with the Upland Game Bird Council for a picnic.  

July 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the commission will also make final decisions on the 2009 wolf quotas; the 2009 deer and elk quotas outside those set biennially; the 2009 deer hunting access regulations for Marias River State Park and Wildlife Management Area; the 2009 antelope quota ranges; the 2009 upland game bird bag limits; renewal of a hunting access agreement near Lewistown; and acquisition of a fishing access site near Glendive.

The commission will tentatively approve the 2009 early season migratory bird regulations; the nongame wildlife program's proposed projects; and the authority for emergency fishing closures should they become necessary this summer.

            The commission will also consider moving ahead on fisheries-related acquisitions in Lake County; a public access right-of-way in Flathead County; and on acquiring about 30 acres of shrub grasslands in Anaconda's West Valley between the Blue-eyed Nellie and Garrity Mountain wildlife management areas.

            Late in the morning there will be an opportunity for the public to address other FWP issues not on the agenda.


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.

The full agenda and additional information on this meeting may be found on the FWP web site at by clicking on the FWP Commission icon.