The Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on a proposed Fishing Access Site biennial rule for 2019 and 2020. It will replace the existing rule, which expires Dec. 31.
No changes are being proposed in the new rule.
The FAS rule pertains to non-commercial use of fishing access sites, organized groups and competitive events on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers, and commercial use of the Alberton Gorge.
The rule sets fees for camping and group use-permits, as well as the stipulations and requirements for camping, group use and Special Recreation Permits.
Public comment on the rules will be taken from Oct. 26 to Nov. 26. The commission will take final action on the rule at their December meeting.
To review the proposed rule and to make comments, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/rules/pn_0267.html. Comments can also be mailed to the FWP Fisheries Division, attn: FAS biennial rule, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620.