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FWP to Host Public Meetings in Northwest Montana to Discuss Proposed Hunting Season Dates, Structure Changes

Hunting - Region 1

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting public meetings across northwest Montana (Region 1) in January to discuss proposed hunting season dates and structure changes.

Hunting season dates and structures are adopted biennially for most game species. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved tentative proposals at its Dec. 5 meeting, and FWP is accepting public comment on an array of statewide proposals through 5 p.m., Jan. 22, 2020. The Commission will act on final adoptions or adjustments at the February 2020 commission meeting.

The Region 1 proposals include:

- Hunting district boundary changes in the Flathead and Swan Valleys (Remove HD 132 by placing private lands in expanded HD 170 and the Forest Service lands into expanded HDs 130 & 140) and the Bob Marshall (combine Hunting Districts 150 and 151)

- Add an over-the-counter 199-00 either-sex whitetail B license for the Libby Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone (portions of Hunting Districts 100, 103, and 104)

- Change the mountain lion special licenses by adding separate male and female special licenses in certain hunting districts.

- Remove 140-00 antlerless elk permit.

- Remove antlerless elk from the archery season in HDs 141, 150 & 151.

For more information on proposals and to comment online, visit the FWP website under “Opportunity for Public Comment” at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/. Or visit http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/publicComments/2019/biennialSeasonSetting.html.

FWP Region 1 Season Setting Public Meetings

Jan. 3 – Kalispell, Montana FWP Region 1 Headquarters, 490 N. Meridian, 6 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Trout Creek, Lakeside Resort, 2955 MT-200, 6 p.m.

Jan. 10 – Libby, K.W. Maki Theater, 724 Louisiana Ave., 6 p.m.

Jan. 16 – Eureka, Lincoln Electric Cooperative, 312 Osloski Rd., 7 p.m.