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Private Land/Public Wildlife Council to meet in Lewistown

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet March 18-19 in Lewistown at the Calvert Hotel, 216 7th Ave.

At the meeting the council will discuss Montana's Block Management program, hear perspectives on hunting access from a panel of local landowners, and learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with enforcement of access programs.

Gov. Steve Bullock recently appointed 18 members to the council. Each member is interested in issues related to hunters, anglers, landowners, and outfitters, including but not limited to Montana's hunting and fishing access enhancement programs, landowner-hunter relations, outfitting industry issues, and other matters related to private lands and public wildlife.

Meeting times are 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18; and 8 a.m.–noon on Thursday, March 19. The public is invited to observe council proceedings. Designated times for public comment are set for 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

For more information about the meeting and the PL/PW Council, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov then click "PL/PW Council;" or contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, at 406-444-3798, or by email at acharles@mt.gov.

–Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks