the "Public" Back In "Public Trust"
deer, and antelope populations based on habitat acreage"
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Public comments are due to the
FWP Commission, on this political elk
shoulder season proposal, by 5 PM August 10th. Please take a
few minutes of your time to object to this proposal.
I apologize for the lateness of getting this elk shoulder season
documentation web page done to send to y'all on this subject, but
with the interconnected FWP Game Damage Amendment Proposal research
and the Durfee Hills/Bullwhacker documentation trip (the Wilks were
changing fences and such), I have been pressed for time.
Here is the FWP
Elk Shoulder Season rebuttal documentation page - with a breakdown
of why FWP has not supplied the FWP Commissioners or the Public
with enough biological, statistical & implemented legal procedural
data to justify an elk shoulder season, which I believe is another
step, like the SB245 attempt, towards privatizing our public trust
Heads up... I have another section on the bottom that is still being
constructed ( I still havent eaten breakfast yet or even brushed
my hair), but there is enough to get y'all started.
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The Map, the Map! I told the FWP Commissioners
at the June meeting that I would be putting together an ArcGIS
map of public/private land ownership, elk population distribution,
Hunt Districts and Private Lands leased to outfitters data sets.
This way they and the public can see what I normally do in my
head - visually overlaying a bunch of printed out maps to see
what is really going on. These are all official agency shp files,
which include NPS, Tribal, BLM, USFWS, DNRC and MT FWP lands,
wildlife data from their site. I just received the DNRC shp files,
received the FWP outfitter leased private lands shp files on July
31st., that I had requested weeks before, and I have to type in
the Hunt District numbers. The map will be uploaded to the top
of the page this evening, even if I have to put out a draft version
up without the numbers (tiny screenshot above). I am new to this
program, havent had time to go through the tutorials yet, thankfully
it is similar to my web design and graphics interfaces, so there
are some things I am learning while making this map for y'all.
Hopefully, this will help to open a realistic, mature conversation
that is evidence based, not politically and special interest driven,
about our elk management in Montana.
And please dont forget to add the FWP Game Damage Amendment Proposal
hearing (Aug. 11th & 12th) to your calendars to object to
that other piece of special interest BS that interconnects with
this elk shoulder season attempt.
Off for a desperately needed meal and organic dark chocolate.
If anyone has any questions or suggestions, I am always available
and the number is below.
If you would like to further this work and research,
please click to contribute