Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts new elk hunting regulations — with amendments

Hunters will have new regulations for taking elk in the 2022-23 seasons, but the changes won’t be as dramatic as earlier proposed with an amended and unanimously approved update Friday by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Earlier, the proposed regulations had elicited outrage by many hunters, and Friday, many members of the public on all sides of the aisle said the process had created so much confusion, they wanted the update tossed out and a return to the 2020-2021 regs. Instead, commissioners amended the plan.

“From my perspective, what we are doing with these amendments is slowing things down,” said Commissioner KC Walsh.

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