Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting comments on a proposed rule change that would allow nonresident falconers to capture raptors in Montana for falconry. Under the proposed rule change, nonresident falconers would be allowed to capture raptors in Montana for the sport of falconry for the first time. Montana was one of only a few states that did not allow nonresident capture of raptors for falconry until 2011 when the Montana Legislature eliminated the restriction.
FWP has proposed a quota of three raptors and a $200 capture fee for the various species of raptors nonresident falconers may take.
(ARM Rules - 12/06/2011)
The enclosed Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for a proposal to relocate an existing private road easement across the Carter’s Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) from its current riverfront location onto the existing FWP road through the Carter’s Bridge Fishing Access Site. The proposed relocated easement will be appurtenant to the neighboring Harper property and will be for the benefit of the current and future owners of that land, and will minimize the impact of the existing easement on the FAS.
This Draft EA is available for review from FWP at the address provided above, or viewed on FWP’s Internet website: http://www.fwp.mt.gov .
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites you to comment on the attached proposal. The public comment period will be accepted until December 12, 2011. Comments should be sent to the following:
(Development, Improvements, and Enhancements - 12/02/2011)
FWP proposed the interim placement of brucellosis-free bison at two MT WMA's or locations within Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Reservation pending the completion of a statewide bison conservation strategy. (Decision Notices - 12/01/2011)