Jan 2, 2013 12:55 PM by MTN News
HELENA - The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on fishing access site rules for camping fees, group use permits, facility rentals, and special recreation permits on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers.
The new rules would also authorize FWP to require bear resistant food storage at some fishing access sites. FWP anticipates requiring bear resistant food storage at a few sites located primarily along the Blackfoot River near Missoula.
The effort would help to prevent conflicts between humans and bears, and are similar to food storage requirements at FWP wildlife management areas and state parks, according to a news release.
To comment or find a copy of the proposed rule, visit the FWP website. Comments are due by Jan. 18, 2013, and can also be emailed to: FWPFASRuleComments@mt.gov; or mailed to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Attn: FAS Rule, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. For more information call FWP at (406) 444.3888.