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Fish And Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulations


Work continues on elk management efforts

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022 and 2023 hunting seasons with a significant focus on changes to elk hunting opportunities.

All final regulations approved at the meeting will go into effect when the new license year begins on March 1. New regulation booklets for moose, sheep, mountain goat, bison, deer, elk and antelope will be available online this month and in print by mid-March. Hunters should make sure to read through the new regulations before applying for permits and licenses this spring. The first application deadline for deer/elk permits is April 1.

“Though some proposals were controversial, the commission and the department heard from more people than ever before with input and ideas on how to improve elk management . . . will focus now on implementing and monitoring the effectiveness of these regulation changes,” sa...