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FWP is Seeking Early Input on Hunting Regulations

Hunting - Region 2

Fri Sep 08 10:24:05 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for early public input and ideas for the 2018-2019 Montana hunting regulations.

FWP’s Region 2 Wildlife Manager, Mike Thompson, explains that every two years FWP reviews the hunting regulations and proposes changes as needed.

“Early public scoping, which is what we are doing right now, is one of the first phases of this process,” Thompson says. “We don’t have proposals to react to, and that’s what scoping is all about.  What we hear now helps us to direct our proposals toward issues that matter to the public and to avoid tinkering with the things that are already working really well for people.”

FWP will present tentative hunting regulations to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in December, which will incorporate input provided by the public during this scoping period.  The “tentatives,” as they’re called, are then taken out to local communities for comment in January 2018 and finalized by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in February.

To weigh in on the hunting regulations, complete a short survey and provide your ideas now through September 24  at 5p.m. online at by following the link to “2018-19 Hunting Seasons-Public Scoping.”