February 6, 2023

Public Comment Sought on Montana 2006 Big Game Hunting Proposals

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The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking your input on proposed changes to the 2006 big game hunting regulations. You have until January 21, 2006 to do so. Here are some highlights of the changes being considered:

1. Changes to regulations would be in effect for two years.

2. Place a limit on the number of antlerless deer and antelope licenses that can be bought in one season.

3. Freeing up aspects of the elk hunt to better reach management goals.

4. Set new restrictions on importing carcasses from neighboring states where CWD is present.

5. Revision of the trophy elk definition.

6. Extend aspects of the youth hunt from 12-14 to include 12-17.

7. There are numerous changes to the management of deer and elk.

8. Create a fall archery season on mountain lion.

There are many proposals being looked at for next season on every kind of big game species. You can get a complete detailed report of all the proposals here. This site can also give you details of how you can offer input.

Tom Remington