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    FISHERIES NEWS

    Historic high runoff brings paddlefish to Bighorn trout water

    Unusually high water flows in the Bighorn River this spring made trout fishing tough for the average angler, but they are starting to reveal a silver lining for the fishery in general with the arrival of August.

    During the past week, anglers and fishing guides on the world-famous trout stream southeast of Billings have reported seeing paddlefish – the monstrous, prehistoric native fish normally relegated to the Missouri and lower Yellowstone rivers.

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    BORN TO BE WILD

    They're sure cute, but please leave baby animals alone

    Each spring, FWP receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife.

    Remember, ALL wildlife and their young should be left in the wild. If you see a young animal alone or injured, whether a deer, a goose or a grizzly, keep your distance. Animals often thrive without our intervention, and their odds of surviving in the wild are much greater if they are left alone.

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    ANGLER REMINDER

    Don't forget your AIS Prevention Pass

    The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass was approved as part of Senate Bill 363 and is required for all anglers. The cost is $2 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

    The AIS Prevention Pass is available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks license providers and online. Anglers who have already purchased licenses will need to go online or to a license provider and purchase the new pass.

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    ORDER ONLINE

    New boat validation decals required

    Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2017-2020 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current blue decals expired Feb. 28. Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must still obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices or online.

Scheduled Outage:

Due to scheduled maintenance, our online licensing system will be down the morning of Sunday, August 6 from 4-8:00 AM. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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