Montana's fish and wildlife commissioners recently adopted a number of new regulations that will be in effect for the next two hunting seasons.
Here's a summary of the most significant adjustments to the 2014 and 2015 hunting seasons:
In addition to the mountain lion proposal noted above, the commission is seeking comment on proposals to allow a limit of up to 11 peregrine falcons to be taken for falconry through 2015, and on amendments to the elk-brucellosis work plan to allow additional fencing on private lands in the Paradise Valley in southwestern Montana.
For more information and to comment online, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Hunting." Send comments by mail to FWP Wildlife Division; Attn: Public Comment; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701. Comments are due by 5 p.m., March 21.