Archery technology on commission agenda

November 28, 2016 GMT

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote on an “archery equipment evaluation matrix ” at its Dec. 8 meeting in Helena.

The matrix is meant to help the commission decide when or if technical advances in archery should be allowed in Montana, such as lighted arrow nocks.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Audio and video of the meeting will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional offices. People will also be able to make public comments from regional offices through the live feed. Audio of the meeting will be streamed online at


The commission will also take final action on the following items: biennial fishing access site rule; biennial commercial use permit fee rule; Pine Grove Pond land donation; Avista cooperative management area biennial rule; and grassland conservation leases.

The commission will also hear proposals for Wildlife Management Area biennial public use rules, 2017 spring turkey quotas and the Mount Silcox Wildlife Management Area forest management project.

Additionally, the American Fisheries Society will present its 2016 award for outstanding fish restoration project, and the Commission will be given a informational update on the mountain lion management plan.

For the full agenda and background on the scheduled topics for the commission meeting, go to the FWP website at; under “Quick Links” click “Commission,” “Meeting Agendas and Meetings.”