FWP Releases Rule Proposal for Madison River

FWP Releases Rule Proposal for Madison River

News Type: State Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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Montana officials are proposing new rules for recreation on the Madison River in response to petitions from outfitting, conservation and sporting groups.

The new rules aim to limit angling conflicts and fishing pressure as recreation levels on the Madison soar. The river is one of the most heavily used in the state.

The public can comment on the proposal and an accompanying environmental assessment until Oct. 30, and a virtual public hearing will be held on Oct. 20. After the public comment period ends, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide whether to approve the proposed rules.