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FWP (Region 3) Announces Dates for 2018-19 Season Setting Meetings

Hunting - Region 3

Tue Dec 19 10:17:53 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold public meetings throughout the state in January to provide information, answer questions, and gather input on the 2018-19 hunting season proposals adopted by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier this month. The public meeting schedule for Region 3 is listed below:

January 3:

Whitehall

Whitehall High School

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

January 4:

Bozeman

Holiday Inn-Bozeman

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

January 9:

Butte

United Congregational Church

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

January 10:

Livingston

Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

January 11:

Helena

Montana Wild

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

January 11:

Dillon

Search & Rescue Building

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

January 16:

Lima

Lima School

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

January 18:

Gardiner

Gardiner High School

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Season structures and hunting district boundaries are adopted biennially for most game species. This happens every other year between December and final adoptions by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in February. In proposing regulations to the Commission, FWP proposes adopting the existing 2017structure except for specific changes. Proposals are based on population status or other circumstances.

For more information on season proposals, or to comment, go to fwp.mt.gov and click on the link for Biennial Season Setting.

The deadline for public comment is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Final adoption of the regulations will occur Feb. 15, 2018.