BOZEMAN—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be holding meetings throughout the state in January in order to provide information, answer questions, and gather public opinion about the 2012 – 2013 hunting season proposals adopted by the FWP Commission earlier this month. The public meeting schedule for Region 3 is listed below:

January 3: Bozeman Holiday Inn-Bozeman 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 4: Whitehall Whitehall High School 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 5: Ennis Ennis Fire Hall 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 10: Helena FWP Montana Wild Center 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 11: Butte War Bonnet Inn 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 12: Dillon Search & Rescue Building 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 17: Gardiner Gardiner Community Center 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 17: Lima Lima High School 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 18: Anaconda AOH Hall (with Region 2) 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 19: Livingston Best Western Yellowstone Inn 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The proposed regulation changes involve some hunting district boundaries, season dates, permit and license types, quotas and biennial quota ranges. Many 2011 regulation are being re-proposed for 2012 – 2013. All of this information can be found by going to FWP’s website, fwp.mt.gov, and clicking the link “Comment on 2012-2013 Hunting Proposals” on the homepage.

Written comments can be sent to:
FWP – Wildlife Bureau
Attn: Public Comment
POB 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

The deadline for public comment is 5 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2012. Final adoption of the regulations will occur at the February 16, 2012 meeting of the FWP Commission in Helena.

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