Guest opinion: FWP success hinges on respect for wildlife, stakeholders By M. JEFF HAGENER Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Jun 19, 2013 6 × Post a comment Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Report Cancel Report Abuse × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (6) comments Back to story MTmuley Jun 19, 2013 8:44am I hope that with this leadership that FWP can balance their focus on wildlife. Under the last Director, 90+% of wildlife division focus was directed toward elk and wolves while ignoring Big Horns, Moose, Mule Deer and Antelope. Nicely written Jeff, look forward to working with you. mtpockets Jun 19, 2013 12:12pm I would like to see the bison solely managed by the MTFWP. The department of Livestock has no business managing any wild animal. This great state of Montana, has a bison hunting season the MTFWP, issue tags for the right to hunt bison. Why does the department of livestock play any role in bison management? katqanna Jun 19, 2013 2:49pm 81-2-120, otherwise known as, "How the DOL has the FWP by the Bison Balls", needs to be repealed, so that Montana can move forward with managing wild bison as wildlife. chas michaels michaels Jun 19, 2013 1:08pm Mr. Hagener is the right man for the job. Now if he can just get rid of some of the people in charge in a few areas FWP will get back on track. katqanna Jun 19, 2013 1:11pm I am hoping that under your leadership wildlife and habitat are the focus, and that of responsible science, instead of politics being used in determining the course of action in wildlife/habitat management. I am also glad to hear your concern for various stakeholders in this process. Perhaps I need to avail myself of your open door policy and just come into the office, since trying to get a phone call through to you to address the denied public access of the local Elk Brucellosis Working Group meetings in Park County, resulted in my being told that you would not be available till mid July. Heres hoping for more accountability and transparency in FWP management. Alex Russell Jun 19, 2013 11:24pm Hagener, always a class act. Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest in section An act of respect for Wyoming's family caregivers Montana poised to maintain coal production, export FWP proposal would reduce public hunting opportunity Montana's public trust wildlife model under seige Ask the Judge: Nothing good happens after 10 p.m. Most Popular Death of Senior High graduate in Bozeman under investigation Two people killed in I-90 wreck near Park City Natalie Dietrich Woman sentenced to 20 years in 6-year-old girl's death 'She's the one': St. Labre basketball star Shiloh McCormick has all the tools to 'make it'