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  • Meeting minutes, documents, and video/audio from the December 10, 2020 Commission Meeting MEETING DETAILS > >
  • Meeting minutes, documents, and video/audio from the November 18, 2020 Commission Meeting MEETING DETAILS > >

Meeting: Dec. 30

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet at 9 a.m. The only item on the agenda is to approve meeting minutes from the previous meetings.

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About the Commission

Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission District Map ThumbnailThe 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 Agendas & Minutes

  • 2021 meeting dates and agendas will be posted here as soon as they are set.

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

Tim Aldrich, Commissioner

3340 Rodeo Road
Missoula, MT 59803

Phone: (406) 241-7164

Term: January 1, 2021

Tim Aldrich, Montana Fish & Wildlife District 1 Commissioner

District 2

Pat Byorth, Commissioner

2360 Whitetail Road
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: (406) 548-4830

Pat Byorth, Montana Fish & Wildlife District 2 Commissioner

District 3

Richard Stuker, Vice-Chairman

1155 Boldt Road
Chinook, MT 59523

Phone: (406) 357-3495

Term: January 1, 2021

Richard Stuker, Vice-Chairman, Montana Fish & Wildlife District 3 Commissioner

District 4

Andrew McKean, Commissioner

P.O. Box 1183
Glasgow, MT 59230

Phone: 406-367-9398

montanamckean@gmail.com

Term: TBD

Andrew McKean, Montana Fish & Wildlife District 4 Commissioner

District 5

Shane Colton, Chairman

335 Clark
Billings, MT 59101

Phone: (406) 698-6772

Term: January 1, 2021

Shane Colton, Chairman Montana Fish & Wildlife District 5 Commissioner