FWP Looking for Input on 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons

The deadline to submit initial comments is Sept. 3

By Beacon Staff

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017.

“FWP recognizes that Montana’s hunting-season frameworks are important to both the hunting and agricultural communities,” said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman in Helena. “The initial online comment system for this scoping process is easy to complete and open to anyone who wants to participate.”

Initial comments and ideas on hunting regulation and adjustments can be submitted online by visiting FWP’s website fwp.mt.gov, then following the link to “2016-17 Hunting Seasons”. The deadline to submit initial comments is Sept. 3.

Proposals that emerge for the 2016 and 2017 hunting seasons will be presented to the Fish & Wildlife Commission in December, followed by public meetings and several additional comment opportunities in January 2016. The commission will consider all public comments before final regulations are presented in February 2016 for adoption.

For more information, contact the Region 1 Office in Kalispell at 752-5501.