Public meetings on Montana’s proposed hunting seasons and regulations for 2014-2015 are planned for twelve west-central Montana communities in January.
Details on the proposed hunting regulations are available now on FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "2014-2015 Hunting Proposals," to find information on each proposal and a complete calendar of meeting times and locations across the state.
The proposals encompass hunting seasons on antelope, black bear, bighorn sheep, bison, deer, elk, moose, mountain goat, mountain lion, and a variety of upland game birds.
The complete schedule for west-central Montana is as follows. All meetings begin at 6:30pm:
•Helmville: Monday, Jan. 6, Community Center (Hwy 271)
•Hamilton: Tuesday Jan. 7, Bitterroot River Inn (139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr.)
•Superior: Wednesday, Jan. 8, High School (410 Arizona Ave.)
•Drummond: Thursday, Jan. 9, Community Center
•Philipsburg: Monday, Jan. 13, Granite County Museum (135 S. Sansome St.)
•Seeley Lake: Tuesday, Jan. 14, Community Hall (3248 Hwy 83)
•Anaconda: Wednesday, Jan. 15, Lee Metcalf Center (115 Pennsylvania)
•Lincoln: Thursday, Jan. 16, Lambkins Restaurant (460 Main St.)
•Darby: Monday, Jan. 20, Elementary School (209 School Dr.)
•Missoula: Tuesday, Jan. 21, Double Tree Hotel (100 Madison St.)
•Deer Lodge: Wednesday, Jan. 22, Community Center (416 Cottonwood Ave.)
•Potomac: Thursday, Jan. 23, Community Center (29827 Potomac Rd.)
Comments may be submitted at these and other statewide meetings, or online at fwp.mt.gov. Written comments may be sent to: FWP—Wildlife Bureau, Attn: Public Comment, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. For questions not covered on the website, call 406-542-5500.
Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2014. The Fish & Wildlife Commission will adopt final regulations in February.