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Chronic Wasting Disease


2018 CWD surveillence efforts will begin Saturday, Oct. 20.

Black Bear Tooth Submission

In place of mandatory tooth collection, FWP will be initiating a voluntary tooth collection process whereby a hunter may extract and submit a tooth to FWP to determine the age of the harvested black bear. FWP biologists use this age information, along with the sex of the bear, to manage bear populations in Montana.


Finding a Way in

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Millions of acres of public hunting land in Montana appear inaccessible. How hunters and others are figuring out ways to get there. Full Story

Welcome to Montana Elk Hunting

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Advice for residents and nonresidents on finding where to hunt, obtaining reliable information, and negotiating the licensing and permitting process—To a beginner—whether resident or nonresident—trying to learn about elk hunting in Montana can seem like entering a secret society. Full Story