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FWP Makes Decision on West Kootenai WMA Fire Salvage Project EA

Fri Nov 17 09:55:18 MST 2017

(KALISPELL, Mont.) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed the public review process for the West Kootenai Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Fire Salvage Project Draft EA. FWP proposes to conduct a timber salvage project on 506 acres of the West Kootenai WMA. The proposed project would include the use of mechanized timber harvest to remove merchantable fire-killed timber, as well as associated road maintenance work and reclamation activities. The WMA is located near the community of West Kootenai and about 6.5 miles north of Rexford, Montana, in Lincoln County (T37N, R28W, S3, 4, & 10).

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife )

Brothers Charged for Poaching Central Montana Trophy Bull Elk

Thu Nov 16 16:37:23 MST 2017

Twin brothers have been charged with 16 crimes, including eight felonies, stemming from what Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials describe as years of poaching activity on a Fergus County ranch.

(Region 4 - Enforcement )

Antlerless Elk Season to Close in Hunting District 424

Thu Nov 16 16:34:38 MST 2017

By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, Hunting District 424, in a portion of Lewis & Clark County as described in the legal description in the 2017 Montana Deer, Elk, Antelope Hunting Regulations, shall be closed to all hunting of antlerless elk, effective one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Hunting District 424 will remain open to brow-tined bull elk through Nov. 26.

(Region 4 - Hunting )

Antlerless Elk Season to Close in Hunting District 442

Thu Nov 16 16:32:24 MST 2017

Elk Hunting District 442, on the Rocky Mountain Front northwest of Augusta, will close to all hunting of antlerless elk, effective one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

(Region 4 - Hunting )

Bighorn sheep season to close in HD 500

Thu Nov 16 11:47:25 MST 2017

By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500 as described in the current Moose, Sheep and Goat regulations legal descriptions shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings )

Region 3 (SW Montana) Check Station Data for Weekend #4 2017

Wed Nov 15 11:06:35 MST 2017

Recent snow created greater movement of animals and kept hunter harvest steady in the past week. Staff and volunteers met with 1,413 hunters stopping at check stations around the region over the weekend.

(Region 3 - Hunting )

FWP responds to CWD concerns

Tue Nov 14 16:31:00 MST 2017

The discovery this past week of two samples that are suspect for Chronic Wasting Disease in deer harvested in Montana is understandably prompting questions from the public. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is trying to address those questions while responding to the situation.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

 

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