Meetings Planned to Discuss 2010 Big Game Hunting Season Proposals

Tentative proposals for the 2010 big game hunting seasons will be the subject of public meetings across southwest Montana beginning on January 5, 2010.

Public comments collected at these meetings and those submitted by mail or the Web will be weighed as the FWP Commission finalizes Montana’s 2010 hunting regulations in February.

All of the Region 3 meetings will begin at 7 p.m. with the exception of Anaconda, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

Butte – Jan. 5 – War Bonnet Hotel
Whitehall – Jan. 6 – Whitehall High School
Bozeman – Jan. 6 – Holiday Inn
Ennis – Jan. 7 – Ennis Fire Hall
Helena – Jan. 12 – Red Lion Colonial Hotel
West Yellowstone – Jan. 13 – Holiday Inn Sun Spree
Dillon – Jan. 14 – Search and Rescue Building
Livingston – Jan. 19 – Best Western Yellowstone Inn
Lima – Jan. 19 – Lima Public School
Anaconda – Jan. 19 – Lee Metcalf Center
Gardiner – Jan. 21 – Comfort Inn

Comments are due by Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at 5 p.m. and can be submitted at any local public meeting, on the Web at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/oppForPubCommentDefault.html or by mail to:

FWP Wildlife Bureau
Attn: Public Comment
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

A complete list of the proposals and the schedule for all forty-six public meetings being held across the state in January can be found on FWP’s Web site at fwp.mt.gov under For Hunters and 2010-11 Hunter Season Comments.

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