Skip to main content
Go to search page

ABOUT FWP MENU

A sandhill crane in flight.

About FWP > Boards, Councils & Committeees Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

About the Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

The Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council evaluated Montana's hunting and fishing licenses and how best to fund fish and wildlife management in Montana for the long term.

During the advisory council's eight-month effort they examined different types of hunting and fishing licenses and the impacts of free and discounted licenses on fish and wildlife management funding.

Additionally, the council developed recommendations for simplifying the structure of the state's hunting and fishing licenses—and considered license-fee adjustments necessary for sustaining long-term funding for fish and wildlife management in Montana.

At the conclusion of the advisory council's work in April 2014, final recommendations were prepared for the Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in preparation for the Montana Legislature in 2015.

Nine public meetings were held in May to solicit comments on the council's recommendations. The council convened on June 25, 2014 to review the comments and decide on any additional recommendations for FWP Director Jeff Hagener's consideration. Visit Choices for the Future for more information on FWP’s funding situation, some of the options for increasing revenue and decreasing expenses, and why this is important to Montanans and their fish and wildlife resources.

Resources

Information pertaining to the Advisory Council's evaluation of FWP licensing and funding:

April 28, 2014 Final Recommendations for Public Comment

December 11, 2013 Meeting Resources

November 5, 2013 Meeting Resources

October 18, 2013 Meeting Resources

August-September 2013 Meeting Resources

Membership

Advisory council members represented a mix of hunters, anglers and others committed to work to reach consensus on several complex license and funding issues. Members were selected based in part on their willingness and ability to respectfully engage in a structured decision-making process on license and funding issues. Advisory council members were appointed by FWP Director Jeff Hagener.  The Fish & Wildlife Licensing and Funding Advisory Council evaluated Montana's system of funding fish and wildlife management through the sale of fishing and hunting licenses. The committee concluded its work June 25, 2014.

List of Members

Big Timber

Brett Todd

664 Highway 10 East
Big Timber, MT 59011

(406) 932-5793

E-mail: brett@klazy3.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Billings

Edward Hammer

1820 Arcadia Drive
Billings, MT 59102

(406) 861-4787

E-mail: erhammersr@gmail.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

 

Sen. Kendall Van Dyk

910 N. 31st Street
Billings, MT 59101-0744

(406) 690-1728

E-mail: kendallvandyk@gmail.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Birney

Arthur Hayes III

P.O. Box 588
Birney, MT 59012

(406) 984-6221

E-mail: Antlerradar@yahoo.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Brady

Debby Perry

Box 131
Brady, MT 59416

(406) 627-2369

E-mail: dlperry.ums@yahoo.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Dillon

Rep. Jeff Welborn

383 Antelope Drive
Dillon, MT 59725-8894

E-mail: jeffwelborn@hotmail.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Gallatin Gateway

Robin Cunningham

P.O. Box 311
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

(406) 763-4761

E-mail: Robincham@gmail.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Hamilton

James Olson

52 Ricketts Road
Hamilton, MT 59840

(406) 363-1921, (406) 381-5344

E-mail: Jwodentmt@aol.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Helena

Ed Beall

Capital Sports and Western
1092 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

(406) 443-2978

E-mail: ed@capitalsportsmt.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Livingston

Dan Vermillion

P.O. Box 668
Livingston, MT 59047

(406) 222-0624

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Missoula

Mark Aagenes

P.O. Box 7186
Missoula, MT 59807

E-mail: Mark@montanatu.org

Term ends: July 1, 2014

 

Tim Aldrich

3340 Rodeo Road
Missoula, MT 59803

(406) 542-3144

E-mail: Cartim8@msn.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Sidney

Bob Gilbert

P.O. Box 1228
Sidney, MT 59270

(406) 433-7607

E-mail: elkbug@hotmail.com

Term ends: July 1, 2014

Advisory Council Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Date

Time

Location

August 13, 2013

3 PM-5 PM
5 PM–7 PM (Social Activity )

Helena Headquarters
Montana WILD

August 14, 2013

8 AM-4 PM

Helena Headquarters

September 3, 2013

9 AM-5 PM

Montana WILD

October 18, 2013

9 AM-5 PM

Comfort Suites
3180 N. Washington St.
Helena, MT 59601

November 5, 2013

9 AM-5 PM

Montana WILD

December 11, 2013

9 AM-5 PM

Montana WILD

January 16, 2014

1 PM-5 PM

Comfort Suites
3180 N. Washington St.
Helena, MT 59601

January 17, 2014

8 AM-4:30 PM

Montana WILD

February 19, 2014

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Montana WILD

April 17, 2014

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Helena Headquarters

June 25, 2014

8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Montana WILD

 

Meeting Agendas

2014-04-17 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

April 17 agenda for LFAC

(Last Modified April 02, 2014)

2014-02-19 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Agenda for 2-19-14 meeting

(Last Modified February 05, 2014)

2014-01-16 Meeting Agenda for Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Agenda for 1-16-14 Meeting

(Last Modified January 07, 2014)

2013-12-11 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-12-11 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified November 19, 2013)

2013-11-05 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-11-05 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified October 24, 2013)

2013-10-18 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-10-18 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified October 11, 2013)

2013-09-13 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-09-13 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified August 23, 2013)

2013-08-13 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-08-13 Meeting Agenda for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified August 05, 2013)

 

Meeting Minutes

2013-08-14 Meeting summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-08-14 Meeting summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Counci

(Last Modified August 23, 2013)

2013-09-03 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-09-03 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified September 24, 2013)

2013-10-18 Meeting summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

2013-10-18 Meeting summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified October 24, 2013)

2013-11-05 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Counciln

2013-11-05 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

(Last Modified November 19, 2013)

2013-12-11 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Licensing Funding Meeting Notes

(Last Modified December 20, 2013)

2014-01-16 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Meeting summary for January 16 & 17 meeting

(Last Modified January 29, 2014)

2014-02-19 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

LFAC, Meeting Summary, February 19

(Last Modified March 06, 2014)

2014-04-17 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

LFAC April 17 Meeting Summary

(Last Modified April 25, 2014)

2014-06-25 Meeting Summary for the Licensing and Funding Advisory Council

Meeting Summary for June 25 LFAC Meeting

(Last Modified July 10, 2014)

Summary of Public Comments on LFAC Recommendations

Summary of Public Comments on LFAC Recommendations

(Last Modified June 25, 2014)