The proposal to stock Lake Shel-oole with Largemouth Bass from the Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Miles City Fish Hatchery is sure to bring a smile to the face of those who love to fish, young and not-so-young. Copies of the draft proposal are available on the FWP website at http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicnotices.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for public review regarding a proposal to stock Largemouth Bass to Lake Shel-oole, near Shelby, from the FWP Miles City Fish Hatchery.

The Largemouth Bass will provide an additional angling opportunity within north-central Montana. In addition to the angling opportunity, the proposed action is intended to create a top-down control to the Yellow Perch population thereby improving the size structure of the existing Yellow Perch fishery.

Additional copies of the draft EA are available at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Great Falls or are also available on the FWP website at http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices.

A public review and comment period will be open for 14 days. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Aug. 3I, 2021. Comments can be submitted electronically via email to fwpr4publiccom@mt.gov or can be mailed to:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Lake Shel-oole Largemouth Bass Introduction Comments, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT 59405.

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