August 12, 2019

Montana: Opportunity for Public Comment Regarding Trapping Regulations

Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator

On August 15, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will be holding a final opportunity for public comment, before making decisions on numerous topics which included nine proposed changes to trapping regulations.

The proposed regulation changes include:

The public meeting will be held at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Headquarters in Missoula at 3210 Spurgin Road. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am, with the discussion on trapping regulations occurring sometime after 1:00 pm, according to the agenda.

Individuals who are unable to attend the meeting in Missoula can watch via a live stream. Additionally, members of the public will be able to view a live television feed of the meeting at all FWP regional offices and FWP Headquarters at 1420 E. 6th Ave., Helena.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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