Wednesday, November 24, 2004
The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council will meet Dec. 15 in Helena to
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 .