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    OCTOBER 24-31

    Celebrate Bat Week at Montana WILD

    Looking for a fun but educational Halloween activity that includes learning about bats, making a bat craft, and pledging to support bat conservation?

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has created some easy activities to support national Bat Week (October 24-31) with an idea of educating the public on the important role bats play in our ecosystem and encouraging everyone to help protect these important critters through some very simple actions.

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    A Few Key Things for Hunters to Remember

    Deer and elk hunters will take to the field Oct. 21 for the general big game season and they’ll all need to keep in mind a few important pieces of information.

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    FWP increases CWD surveillance efforts

    Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and moose, but as the disease continues to expand to the north, south and east of the state, FWP officials believe it is only a matter of time before it is in Montana.

    This fall, FWP is ramping up its CWD surveillance program again with financial help from the Mule Deer Foundation and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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    Hunters must expect to see bears

    With hunting seasons underway around Montana, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts must remember they’re sharing the woods with grizzly bears.

    It may not be an encounter one hopes for, but all hunters must be aware there is that potential.

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    Block Management and Upland Game Bird Hunting Access Guides

    Block Management provides hunters with access to private and isolated public land while assisting landowners in managing hunting activities. The 2017 Hunting Access Guide and maps are now available.


    Dig into our upland game bird hunting access guide. Published by FWP's Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program, it includes project maps with boundaries or private land enrolled in the UGBEP

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