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After reports to Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) early last week of dead brown trout in the Big Hole River with a fungal infection, FWP crews have been closely monitoring the area affected.
(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife - 10/24/2014)

Long awaited latrine replacement and additional road work at Black Bridge Fishing Access Site near Glendive has been completed.
(Region 7 - Recreation - 10/23/2014)

Officers with FWP and DNRC are asking for help in finding the individuals responsible for $6,000 in damage to State property on the Swan State Forest.
(Region 1 - Enforcement - 10/23/2014)

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. The proposed addition would access nearly 750 feet of river shore. The Flathead Land Trust Initiated the project to add the additional acreage to enhance this popular community asset by ensuring the undeveloped land will remain as open space and continue to function as forested riparian habitat
(Region 1 - Fishing - 10/23/2014)

Levi Anderson and Hadyn Johnson of Kalispell were both sentenced in Flathead County Justice court recently for poaching 10 whitetail deer in the Farm-to-Market area north of Kalispell in December of 2013. The deer were shot at night, after the general season had ended and left to waste. Levi Anderson pled guilty and was fined $4350, ordered to pay $600 in restitution, and lost his privileges to hunt, fish, and trap in Montana and 44 states in the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact (IWVC) for 10 years. Johnson also pled guilty and was fined $2,100, and ordered to pay $2,100 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges for 20 years in Montana and all states in the IWVC.
(Region 1 - Enforcement - 10/23/2014)

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Game Wardens are seeking information related to illegal killing and wasting of numerous deer along the entire length of Farm to Market Road and west of Kalispell towards Kila. Most of the activity is occurring at night presumably with the aid of artificial light (spotlight). Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-TIPMONT. You can remain anonymous and anyone with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward.
(Region 1 - Enforcement - 10/23/2014)

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land.
(Region 1 - Fishing - 10/23/2014)

Construction activities will begin at Island Lake Fishing Access Site near Marion on October 13thand will continue until November 21st.
(Region 1 - Fishing - 10/23/2014)

"A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 10/23/2014)

A group of Montanans who helped lead conservation and restoration projects in the Big Hole River Valley in southwestern Montana were among those who recently won the prestigious Ernest Thompson Seton Award for leadership in promoting the benefits of scientific fish and wildlife management.
(Headquarters - Headlines - 10/21/2014)



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