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    Grizzly Bear Advisory Council

    Governor Steve Bullock announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The Council will be selected through an application process that ends April 12th.

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    Safe Boating Week, March 17-23

    FWP is partnering with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to inform boaters about the benefits and necessity of taking a boating education course. Discounts and other incentives are being offered nationwide to boaters who enroll in or complete a boating safety course during the week of Spring Aboard, March 17-23, 2019. Boaters are encouraged to take a boating education course if they have never taken one before, or to take a course as a refresher in order to prepare for the boating season ahead.

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    2019 Fishing Newsletter

    The Fisheries Division produces an annual newsletter to show how the agency protects and enhances Montana's fishery resources and fishing opportunities.

    From cold water to warm water, big prairie rivers to high mountain lakes and fly-fishing to trolling, Montana offers angling opportunities for all to enjoy. Whether you’re seeking solitude, fish for the supper table or the trophy of a lifetime, you can find it here.

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    Deer, Elk & Antelope

    2019 Regulations

    The 2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations are available on the FWP website.

    Hunters will notice some changes to this year’s regulations. The regulations booklet has been reorganized and reformatted for better flow and clarity. In addition, the legal descriptions will be published in a separate booklet.

Surplus nonresident elk combination licenses:

Surplus nonresident elk combination licenses have sold out.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 14 surplus nonresident elk combination licenses will be available (includes elk, upland game bird, fishing and conservation licenses). These are from returned licenses.

We anticipate the licenses selling out rapidly starting at 5:00 a.m. MDT. Select "Buy a License" from our homepage at that time to get the process started.

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