Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has extended the public comment period for a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to grant funds to Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex for a Shooting Range Development Grant project. This range is located approximately 3 miles north of Great Falls. This project will provide $28,000 in partial funding towards improving the 300-yard range into a 600-yard range. A draft EA has been completed and is available for your review. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the draft EA, please contact Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620 or e-mail email@example.com . You can review an electronic version at http://fwp.mt.gov/publicnotices/ or receive a copy at FWP Region 4 Headquarters, 460 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls. This comment period will end at 5:00 PM on November 25, 2009.
(Recreation - 11/18/2009)
The purpose of the acquisition is to purchase a 0.88 acre parcel of undeveloped private land adjacent to its existing Region 6 Headquarters in Glasgow to secure space for equipment storage and additional parking for employees, visitors and FWP vehicles. (Decision Notices - 11/16/2009)
The new rule amendment implements HB 585 passed during the 2009 legislative session to help promote the state's hunting heritage. It makes an additional 500 nonresident big game and 500 nonresident deer combination licenses available to former Montana residents with family members who reside in the state and hunt here. The license fee would be the same as similar nonresident combination licenses obtained through the annual drawing. Nonresident applicants for these licenses must be sponsored by a family member who must have a valid Montana hunting license and will also accompany them in the field for the hunt. If more applications are received for the license than there are licenses available, a drawing would be conducted to issue the licenses and any unsuccessful applicants would be placed in the appropriate general nonresident combination license drawing. The proposed deadline to apply for the license would be March 15, 2010. Comments are due Dec 4th. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or via mail to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Licensing Division, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. (Annual Rules - 11/13/2009)
On July 30, 2009, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission (commission) published MAR Notice No. 12-356 pertaining to the proposed amendment and adoption of the above-stated rules at pages 1208 of the 2009 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 14. The commission has adopted these rules and amendments. (ARM Rules - 11/12/2009)