Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet July 14 in Big Sky, at 1 Lone Mountain Trail, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies will meet in Big Sky July 15-20.

The FWP Commissioners will make a number of final decisions, including acquisition of a fishing access site on Big Spring Creek near Lewistown and a temporary waiver of fishing limits on lakes in the South Fork Flathead drainage, Cherry and Granite Lakes in FWP Region 1.

Other final decisions will be made on:

  • 2011 deer, elk and antelope quotas outside biennial quota ranges;
  • the nongame check-off work plan;
  • 2011 fall upland game bird quotas and limits;
  • 2011 hunting access agreements;
  • 2011 wolf hunting seasons, quotas and hunting district boundaries;
  • the upland game bird strategic plan;
  • a fire road restoration project at Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area; and
  • a conservation easement along the Missouri River near Ulm.

The commissioners will also hear about the scoping process for biennial regulations and the proposed 2011 early season migratory bird regulations.

A work session on the fishing regulations will begin at 1 p.m. FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with a disability. Individuals with special needs may request arrangements by contacting FWP at: 406-444-3186. The full agenda and additional information on the scheduled topics may be found on the FWP website at on the home page under the heading FWP Commission.