A packed agenda will take two days for the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to wade through when it meets June 18 and 19 at FWP Headquarters in Helena.
On both days the meeting will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov.
The meeting on June 18 is a work session; no public comments or action will be taken. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and work items include: Voluntary Wildlife Heritage Stamp update; enforcement regulations update; Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan update; and a Madison River rule-making update.
On June 19 the commission meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.to make final decisions on the following topics: Lake Mary Ronan emergency fishing regulation, R1; 2019 lion quotas; 2019 fall upland game bird quotas and limits; close HD 283 to the regional 002-00 Elk B License; 2019 sheep quotas outside of the biennial quota ranges; 2019 deer/elk/antelope quotas outside the biennial quota ranges; The Nature Conservancy biennial rule regulating use on The Nature Conservancy Recreation Management Area Lands R2; partial assignment of conservation easement on Gravely Ranch R2; partial assignment of conservation easement on Warm Spring Creek property R2; and the Robb-Ledford WMA Aspen enhancement project R3.
The commission will hear the following presentations and proposals: repeal of Administrative Rule 12.6.301 pertaining to tagging of carcasses of animals; adoption of an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting; adoption of an administrative rule pertaining to animal kill site verification; 2019 trapping regulations and quotas; 2019 HB 454-43 access agreements; nongame check-off workplan; and a biennial rule regulating use on Stimson Lumber Company Recreation Management Area.
The commission will also look at endorsing: the Savage FAS acquisition, R7; the Thompson River FAS acquisition; FAS forest management projects, R1-R2; and a Wild River conservation easement, R1.
For the full agenda and background on the scheduled topics, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; under “Quick Links” click “Commission.”
The public can view a live television feed of the meeting at FWP regional offices.