Montana FWP Seeking Public Input on Elk Hunting Seasons

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Montana FWP Seeking Public Input on Elk Hunting Seasons
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana -( Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on proposed guidelines to establish elk hunting seasons before or after the existing archery and general rifle seasons.

The additional seasons, called elk shoulder seasons, would be used where needed to reduce elk populations. “We’re looking at what tools we can implement to get elk numbers down in districts where we are over population objectives” said Ken McDonald FWP’s Wildlife Division Administrator. A shoulder season could run from Aug. 15 toFeb. 15 outside the five- week general season.

Comments will be taken until 5 p.m., Aug. 10. To see the proposal and comment, visit the FWP website  Click “Submit Public Comments”, then click “Hunting & Trapping


Written comments also will be accepted at:


FWP – Wildlife Division

Attn: Public Comment

P.O. Box 200701

Helena, MT 59620-0701


For information, call 406-444-2612, or visit the FWP website at

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John Olson

Went over to White Sulfur Springs on 1/28/17 to see what possibilities there were to participate in the shoulder season for elk. I want to stress that I had an excellent day, the weather was great and I got to see some new country. I was impressed how well MPR came in. I encourage everyone to visit White Sulfur Springs. As far as the effectiveness of the shoulder season hunt itself, I see some issues that affect it’s effectiveness. I also want to stress this is not a “Bitch” letter, it is meant as a constructive comment. I went with… Read more »