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Female mountain lion hunting to close in HD's 200 & 201

Thu Feb 23 12:24:00 MST 2017

The hunting of female mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 200 and 201, which includes portions of Mineral, Sanders and Missoula counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings )

All roads in Yellowstone WMA reopened

Thu Feb 23 12:08:46 MST 2017

All public roads through the Yellowstone Wildlife Management Area east of Billings have reopened. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed all roads in the area Feb. 14 after water from melting snow inundated some stretches and left others too muddy for travel.

(Region 5 - Fish & Wildlife )

New boat validation decals required

Wed Feb 22 08:24:21 MST 2017

Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2017-2020 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current blue decals expired Feb. 28.

(Headquarters - Recreation News )

Future Fisheries project approved

Wed Feb 22 08:22:42 MST 2017

More than $236,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 15 projects to improve Montana fisheries.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP college intern program gearing up

Wed Feb 22 08:21:01 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again offering college students an opportunity to gain practical experience working as interns in a variety of capacities. Students typically receive academic credit while completing practicum requirements and gaining valuable work experience.

(Headquarters - Inside FWP )

At tax time remember your favorite watchable wildlife

Wed Feb 22 08:19:40 MST 2017

Montana's annual income tax check-off fund for wildlife benefits the state's small wildlife species including birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and it provides a fast, convenient tax break.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Online hunter and bowhunter education available to adults

Wed Feb 22 08:18:44 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers hunter and bowhunter education on the Internet to anyone 18 years and older. Following the online coursework, students must sign up for a scheduled field day. There are field days available throughout Montana every spring and into the fall for Hunter Education and winter through summer for Bowhunter Education.

(Headquarters - Hunting )

Hunters' bear ID training required

Wed Feb 22 08:17:56 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds all black bear hunters of the responsibility to avoid mistakenly shooting a grizzly bear during the state's upcoming spring black bear hunt. Montana's spring black bear hunting season begins April 15.

(Headquarters - Hunting )

Upper Missouri River paddlefish lottery tag application deadline March 30

Wed Feb 22 08:16:57 MST 2017

Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications are available to apply by mail, online at, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2017.

(Headquarters - Fishing )


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