Elk NetworkMontana Extends Deadline to Comment on Hunting Regulations

General | December 29, 2021

Below is a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

The deadline for public comment on the 2022/20223 hunting regulation proposals has been extended from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2022.

Those interested can view the proposals and provide comment online at fwp.mt.gov/regproposals. Comments also can be submitted by email to fwpwld@mt.gov.

This is a second opportunity for the public to provide input on 2022/2023 draft hunting regulation proposals. Earlier this fall, Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists offered science-based regulations proposals that combine some hunting districts, reduce some license and permit types, and eliminate hunting district portions. FWP staff held informational meetings around the state, and the public was invited to submit comments on those initial proposals. FWP adjusted the proposals based on public comment and presented them to the commission. The commission approved the draft regulations for public comment at the Tuesday meeting.

FWP is holding season-setting meetings around the state to discuss the draft hunting regulations with interested members of the public. At the meetings, biologists will present information on the draft hunting regulations approved by the commission. Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and answers.

Each of FWP’s regions will hold a virtual season-setting meeting as well as part of their January Citizen Advisory Committee meetings.

To view a list of the meeting dates, locations and times, click here.

(Photo credit: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)