FWP Commission Seeks Comment On Upland Game Bird Seasons

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Montana Sage GrouseThe Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking comment on tentatively approved upland game bird hunting seasons for the 2008-09 seasons.

While other upland game bird seasons and bag limits would be the same as last season, the FWP Commission expressed concern that West Nile Virus apparently caused additional sage grouse deaths in 2007. To address the concern, the commission seeks comment on two sage grouse hunting season options. Sage Grouse

  • Option 1:   maintain 2007 sage grouse season length of 62 days, to open Sept. 1 and close Nov. 1.
  • Option 2:   reduce sage grouse season length to 31 days, to open Sept. 1 and close Oct. 1.

With the exception of the possible adjustment to the sage grouse hunting season, all 2007 upland game bird bag limits are again proposed for 2008.

Send comments to fwpwld [at] mt [dot] gov, or   FWP – Wildlife Division, Attn: Public Comment, POB 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.  

The deadline for public comment is June 27. The commission is scheduled to take final action on upland game bird seasons during its July 17 meeting in Helena.