Montana to hold meetings to discuss elk management plan


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Want to weigh in on Montana’s elk management strategy? The state is in the process of revising its elk management plan and plans to hold meetings during the summer and fall to gather public input on current management issues and population objectives.

The full list of places, times and details are available HERE.

“Revising the statewide Elk Management Plan is a critical step for improving elk management to meet both hunter and landowner expectations,” said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife (MFWP) Division Deer/Elk Coordinator Lindsey Parsons. “Public input from the beginning is critical and we’re hoping hunters and landowners alike will provide comment during this scoping period.”

The agency kicked off the revision in 2020 by establishing a citizen’s group that helped MFWP “develop guiding principles for revising the plan.” Next up is gathering information about current elk population objectives and other “local challenges” that could be incorporated into the revised plan.

The public comment period will open on June 20 and run through Oct. 15. Comments can be emailed to FWPWLD@mt.gov or submitted online HERE. Once the draft plan is completed, MFWP will hold additional public comment meetings before it is finalized.

Stay tuned to GOHUNT for further updates.

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