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PL/PW Access Council Meets Dec. 15 In Helena
Wed Nov 24 00:00:00 MST 2004
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This news release was archived on Fri Dec 24 00:00:00 MST 2004

The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council will meet Dec. 15 in Helena to  discuss legislation and other issues related to Montana’s Block Management Hunting Access Enhancement Program.  The Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Colonial Inn, 2301 Colonial Dr.  The public is invited to attend and participate at designated times. 

The 15-member council, including landowners, outfitters, hunters and anglers, legislators, and an FWP Commissioner, spent 18 months reviewing Fish, Wildlife, & Parks hunting and fishing access programs. Some of the council’s recommendations, such as continuing and enhancing hunting and fishing access programs with additional funding and incentives, will require legislation during the upcoming session. 

The Block Management Program, which provides hunters with access to nearly nine million acres of private and isolated public land, is due to expire March 1, 2006, unless the 2005 Legislature acts to continue it.

For more information about the PL/PW Council, contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, (406) 444-3798, or view the FWP website at www.fwp.state.mt.us/hunting/hunteraccess/plpw .