November 2019

Turkey Talk - Madison Scoping Survey

November 27, 2019 

Right on time for some lively Thanksgiving dinner table conversation Montana FWP has just released a scoping survey allowing everyone a chance to offer input on future Madison River recreation management plans. I encourage you to take the survey. You can find the link at the bottom of this page.

Below are screenshot images of my responses followed by some of my thoughts on each alternative. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Joe D.     joe@montanatrout.com

Madison Rec. Plan or Wreck Plan?

After the Madison Negotiated Rule Making Committee (NRC) disbanded back in May unable to agree and reach any consensus on how to manage recreational use on the Madison, things quieted down for a while and it was business as usual this season. However, just recently the sleeping dog has woken up again and it sure feels like there is more political pressure right now than ever for FWP to do something!! Current attempts to develop a recreation management plan for the Madison date back to 2010. 
 
Recently, two separate but basically identical petitions were submitted to the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission requesting that the FWP April 2018 Draft Management Plans “preferred alternative” be moved forward and adopted into rule for the 2020 season.