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Lower Portion of Beaver Creek in Hill County to be Closed to Fishing


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be closing approximately 25 miles of lower Beaver Creek to fishing and bait collection, from September 1st through October 31st, 2015. The closure is taking place as a result of dam repairs on Beaver Creek Dam being conducted by Hill County.

(Region 6 - Fishing )

Wildlife Management Area Reopens


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reopened the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area west of Pompey’s Pillar to the public as the recent Lambert wildfire has been contained. Fire fighters from the Montana DNRC and Worden Fire Department successfully contained and extinguished this fire with the help of a good rain at this site on the night of August 21st.

(Region 5 - Drought & Fire )

Murphy Lake Closed to Boating due to Fire Suppression Activities


Murphy Lake in its entirety, south of Eureka, in Lincoln County, is being closed to all boating, motorized and non-motorized and all recreation until further notice. The closure is necessary to protect the safety of public and Chinook helicopter pilots while dipping to collect water to fight wild fires on Mount Marston and Mount Barnaby

(Region 1 - Drought & Fire )

Columbia Falls Hunter Education Classes Coming up


Online registration is now open for the Columbia Falls Hunter Education Course. Everyone must register online, and students must pick up pre course materials before the course begins. Pre Course materials are available at the orientation held at the Columbia Falls Fire Department on September 8 between 6 and 8 p.m.

(Region 1 - Education )

Grizzly Bear Management is the next subject in the “Wildlife & Humans Together in the 21st Century” Lecture Series on August 27 at FVCC


Flathead Valley Community College’s (FVCC) Natural Resources program and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have joined forces to present an eight-part lecture series, “Wildlife & Humans Together in the 21st Century,” on selected Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. through December at FVCC. The series is free and open to the public.

(Region 1 - Education )

FWP Bear Manager Ask Residents to Secure Attractants


FWP bear managers are asking residents in northwest Montana to secure garbage, pet food and other attractants in light of recent conflicts in the Whitefish area. Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum notes that several black bears have been accessing unsecured garbage particularly in the Lion Mountain and Whitefish State Park Road areas.

(Region 1 - Education )

Angling Restrictions Lifted on Several southwest MT Rivers


Longer nights combined with cooler air temperatures have made a sustained impact on southwest Montana rivers and their water temperatures. As a result, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on several rivers.

(Region 3 - Fishing )


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