Montana FWP Meetings Gather Input for 2012-13 Hunting Seasons

Montana FWP Hosts Regional Meetings to Gather Input for 2012-13 Hunting Seasons

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

GLASGOW, Mont. –-( Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) invites hunters, landowners, outfitters, and others to get involved in helping to set hunting seasons for 2012 and 2013.

The public can comment online now and at a series of open houses set for Mon., Aug. 29 in all seven FWP administrative regions.

In Region 6, the public open house will run from 7-9 p.m. at the meeting room in the Valley County Courthouse in Glasgow.

The open house will include a brief overview of the season-setting process, and the public can stop by any time during the meeting to visit with FWP staff members about hunting regulations and other details and ways that Montana’s hunting seasons can be improved.

The agency will use the information as it prepares new tentative hunting season proposals. The deadline to submit comments is Sept. 6. To file comments online, go to and click on the “For Hunters” section and follow links to the Hunting Homepage.

Proposals that emerge for the 2012 and 2013 hunting seasons will be presented to the FWP Commission in December, followed by public comment opportunity in January 2012. The Commission will adopt final rules next February. For more information, call the FWP Region 6 office in Glasgow at 406-228-3700.