Thursday, September 14, 2017

Meetings scheduled on Montana Dog Training regs

Here's the latest... from a field trialer I know in Bozeman...

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has released a schedule of statewide hearings as a result of a year or two ago missteps of dog trainers in Eastern Montana. Apparently, they believe that some regulation is in order. While some regulation isn't bad, the wrong regulation is disastrous. I am not the lead man on this topic but noticed this release in the Spokane Spokesman & Review and wanted to pass it on. If I've missed anyone, please forward it.

Public hearings on the proposed rule changes will be held as follows:

  • Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 4 headquarters at 4600 Giant Springs Rd., Great Falls 
  • Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 5 headquarters at 2300 Lake Elmo Dr., Billings
  • Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 6 headquarters at 54078 US-2, Glasgow
  • Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 7 headquarters at 352 I-94 Business Loop, Miles City
  • Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at FWP headquarters at 1420 E. 6th Ave., Helena
  • Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 1 headquarters at 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell
  • Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 2 headquarters at 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula
  • Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at FWP Region 3 headquarters at 1400 S. 19th Ave., Bozeman
Clearly, the field trail community, as well as any dog owners, need to have a voice in this process. John McIltrot has been very front and center on this and has a very logical view of the concept.

If you are in Montana, please try to attend one of these meetings... it will only take an hour or so and they are in the evening, so it won't cut into hunting time.

See you there.

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