Montana announces scoping meetings to discuss biennial hunting seasons
It’s that time again: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) is setting the state’s biennial hunting seasons. This year, there will be more opportunities for public engagement and, according to the agency, “greater transparency.”
MFWP will hold public scoping meetings around the state beginning on June 15 and running until July 15. Anyone interested in weighing in on Montana’s hunting seasons can attend. MFWP is specifically looking for more input on regulation changes hunters would like to see as well as feedback on a few specific proposals.
Please note that scoping meetings are not the same as public comment meetings. MFWP plans to use these scoping meetings to “capture general themes” to use for drafting regulations, which will then be released for public comment in October. Additional public meetings will be held in November with the final approval slated for the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in December.