Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet May 8-9 in Helena at the FWP headquarters, 1420 East Sixth Ave, beginning at 8 a.m. both days. May 8 will be a work session review of mountain lion research; the furbearer program; FWP youth programs and the FWP drought fishing closure policy.
May 9 the Commission will make final decisions on the:
· land acquisition and construction at Lone Pine State Park in northwestern Montana;
· Greenhorn sheep transplant planned in the Greenhorn area near Alder;
· Jefferson River turkey transplant in FWP Region 3;
· appeal of the Ft. Peck Management Plan section on tournaments;
· how to issue deer licenses non-residents chose to separate from the Nonresident Big Game Combination Licenses;
· acquisition of Three-Dollar Bridge in FWP Region 3;
· donation of the Dillon children’s fishing pond;
· Fishing Access Site Enhancement Program projects.
Tentative decisions will be made on the 2003 moose, sheep and goat quotas; mountain lion seasons and quotas; elk permits for landowners who enter hunting access agreements; and the Moose and Sheep Auction rules.
Informational items include:
· a proposal to add 196 acres to the Beckman Wildlife Management Area;
· background on an appeal of the decision to build a footbridge over Darlinton ditch at Cobblestone FAS 3 miles west of Logan;
· commercial use of Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake; and
Wildlife Management Area grazing leases.
The FWP Commission’s May agenda is available on the FWP home page at fwp.state.mt.us by clicking on the Commission button.