Meeting Planned to Discuss Draft Upland Game Bird Hunting Plan

May 18 Public Meeting Planned to Discuss Draft Upland Game Bird Hunting Plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

MALTA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP) strategic plan. FWP will present the plan's highlights and accept comments at a meeting in Missoula on Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Missoula FWP Office (3201 Spurgin Road).

The plan was developed in the past 18 months with the help of a citizens' advisory council and was recently approved for public review by the FWP Commission.

The UGBEP allows FWP to work directly with landowners—and other individuals, groups and organizations—to improve private and public lands for game birds. Landowners can apply to enroll in the cost-share program to develop, enhance, and conserve upland game bird habitats if the land in the project area remains open to reasonable public hunting.

To view information on the plan and submit comments electronically, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page and click “Opportunity for Public Comment.” Address written comments to: FWP – Wildlife Bureau, Attn: Public Comment, POB 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

All comments must be received by June 6. The FWP Commission will make a final ruling on the UGBEP strategic plan at its July 14 meeting. Contact the FWP Wildlife Bureau at 406-444-2612 for more information.