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FWP Region 4 Schedules Meetings on Wildlife Tentatives
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Headlines - Region 4
This news release was archived on Friday, January 22, 2010

Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set meeting dates in north central Montana to discuss the tentative 2010 big game hunting regulations.

For the 2010 hunting season some of the proposed changes affecting FWP Region 4 include:

ELK

· Create five either sex permits valid throughout the hunting district (HD) 425.

· Adjust the A9/B12 antlerless elk license to be valid on private and DNRC lands in all Region 4 HDs except 401, 410, 417, 420 and 455. Currently not valid in 12 HDs.

· The addition of general license opportunity during the last nine days of general firearm season in HD 448.

DEER

· Convert any general A license from either sex mule deer to antlered buck only mule deer for both archery and firearm seasons.

· Combine unlimited resident and nonresident single region antlerless whitetail license.

STATEWIDE ISSUES

· Statewide deer and elk opener one day earlier than traditional Sunday for firearm season.

· Statewide create youth deer hunting season on third Thursday and Friday of October.

· Move opening day of the general firearm season for antelope to Saturday of Columbus Day weekend and adjust the antelope archery only season to end the day before this opener.

All of the proposed changes are on the FWP web site at http://fwp.mt.gov under recent public notices: request for public comment - 2010-2011 hunting season proposals - interested persons letter.

Here are the R4 season setting meeting dates & places. Everything starts at 7PM.

· Jan. 5, Fort Benton, city hall;

· Jan. 7, Wolf Creek, elementary school;

· Jan. 11, Chester, high school auditorium;

· Jan. 11, White Sulphur Springs, city hall;

· Jan. 12, Augusta, Catholic church;

· Jan. 12, Shelby, Marias River Electric Coop;

· Jan. 13, Stanford, city hall;

· Jan. 14, Conrad, Pondera shooting sports club;

· Jan. 14, Lewistown, FWP office;

· Jan. 19, Great Falls, MSU-COT Heritage Hall.