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August 20 Meeting

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission last met on August 20, 2021. View the recorded stream below.
 

 

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Commission Districts

 

The five-member Commission is appointed by the Governor from five geographical districts. Members serve staggered four-year terms, with three members appointed at the beginning of the Governor's term and two appointed two years after the Governor's term begins. The appointments are to be made without regard to political affiliation and to be made solely for the wise management of the fish and wildlife of the state. At least one member must be experienced in the breeding and management of domestic livestock.

The Commission is a quasi-judicial citizen board whose general authority and duties are further defined and shaped by specific responsibilities in the statutes.

The Department is an executive branch agency under the Governor. The Director of the Department is appointed by the Governor and reports to the Governor. The Department has duties and responsibilities as provided by statute.

In summary, the Department administers the day-to-day activities of the Department under the executive branch with specific statutory duties and the Commission sets fish and wildlife regulations, approves property acquisitions, and approves certain rules and activities of the Department as provided by statute.

Note:

The Commission may take action on all matters specifically noticed on any agenda.

Extensive opportunity is provided for public comment on hunting, fishing and trapping regulations. As a matter of equity for citizens who cannot attend Commission meetings, when making final decisions on these regulations, the Commission will not open public comment unless a significant amendment to the tentative proposal is brought forth by the Commission or Department. Comments will be limited to the amendment only.

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

2021 Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:
  • August 20 (changed from previously scheduled date of 8/25)

  • October 28

  • December 14

 
Past Meetings:

 

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

2020 Agendas & Minutes

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

2019 Agendas & Minutes

  • Dec 05, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Nov 12, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Oct 17, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Aug 15, 2019: FWP Region 2 - Missoula
  • Jul 25, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Jun 19, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Jun 18, 2019: Work Session - Helena
  • Apr 25, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Feb 13, 2019: FWP Headquarters - Helena

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

2018 Agendas & Minutes

  • Dec 10, 2018: Montana WILD - Helena
  • Nov 15, 2018: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Oct 17, 2018: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Aug 09, 2018: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Jun 14, 2018: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Apr 19, 2018: FWP Headquarters - Helena
  • Mar 12, 2018: Teleconference Meeting - Helena
  • Feb 15, 2018: Montana WILD - Helena

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

Agendas & Minutes from 2017 or earlier

Please contact the Commission by email to request older agendas, minutes, or other information:

Or Contact FWP for assistance.

The Department ensures its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities and if special accommodations are needed, contact Commission Secretary at (406) 444-3186.

District 1

Patrick Tabor - Vice Chair

FWPDistrict1@gmail.com 
(406) 250-2899

Whitefish, Montana

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District 2

Pat Byorth

FWPDistrict2@gmail.com 
(406) 548-4830

Bozeman, Montana

Pat Byorth, Montana Fish & Wildlife District 2 Commissioner

District 3

KC Walsh

FWPDistrict3@gmail.com 
(406) 599-9556 

Martinsdale, Montana 

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District 4

Lesley Robinson - Commission Chair

FWPDistrict4@gmail.com
406-301-0787

Dodson, Montana
 

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District 5

Brian Cebull

FWPDistrict5@gmail.com 
(406) 860-7416

Billings, Montana

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