The Montana Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group will meet this week. The meeting will be held on May 25th and will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Group will meet via Zoom. Likewise, the meeting will be streamed on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Website. You can find the FWP website by clicking here.
The group comprises 12 citizens, selected by FWP, who represent a broad range of viewpoints and experience. Likewise, the group is tasked with developing a set of recommendations to address elk management issues and improve relationships among stakeholders. The recommendations from this meeting will be presented to FWP Director Hank Worsech by no later than July 31.
Montana FWP has this to say about the group:
“In light of some elk populations being chronically over objective, new disease concerns, continuing calls for more access, reports of crowded public lands, and more people than ever coming to the state, Montana needs new ways to manage elk, and the people most directly affected must be involved in developing solutions. The advisory group represents a variety of stakeholders who are interested in moving past old debates that have not significantly improved elk circumstances for hunters or landowners, and revisiting old issues with fresh eyes to identify new solutions.”
The Group has already met several times this year as they look for ways to best manage the elk herd. Likewise, the Group has six more meetings scheduled in the next 3 months.
Those meetings are as follows:
- May 25, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- June 7, 1-5 p.m.
- June 21, 1-5 p.m.
- Then starting in July, July 7, 1-5 p.m.
- July 13, 1-5 p.m.
- July 26, 1-5 p.m.
These meeting times may be subject to change.