On Thursday evening, a Bozeman woman witnessed her dog being attacked by animals on her property in the Churn Creek area on the south end of the Bridger Mountains near the “M”. FWP and USDA-Wildlife Services investigated the incident and determined the dog had been killed by two coyotes. (Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife - 05/24/2013)
This spring and summer remember to inspect, clean and dry your boats, trailers and fishing gear to stop aquatic hitchhikers from taking hold in Montana.
As part of the state's prevention program, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will have boat inspection stations set up around the state. It is mandatory that boaters stop at these check stations.
(Region 7 - Fishing - 05/24/2013)
Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues its traditional message to Montanans to leave new born fawns and other infant wildlife where people find them.
"If you care, leave them there," said Jeff Hagener, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. "It is the best thing to do for young wildlife, because more times than not, the mother is nearby." (Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife - 05/24/2013)
On May 4th during a monitoring flight, FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley located a collared male grizzly bear that was dragging its hind quarters. Manley landed, and euthanized the bear, which was located near Wolf Creek Drive and Highway 83, near the Swan River. (Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife - 05/23/2013)
On May 9, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission tentatively approved a proposal to waive the daily and possession bag limits for Lena Lake within the Bob Marshall Wilderness area through August 31, 2013 pending public comment. The public comment period will extend from May 10-May 21 and comments must be provided in writing either through the FWP Fishing email address firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to Don Skaar, Fisheries Office, FWP, 1420 East 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620. The FWP Commission will evaluate public comments and consider final approval of this proposal at their June 5 meeting. (Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife - 05/23/2013)
On May 16, 2013, Wardens investigated a dead grizzly bear in the Star Meadows area northwest of Kalispell, more specifically Sanko Creek. Initial investigation showed that the light colored bear died from a gunshot wound. Anyone with any information is urged to call 1-800-TIPMONT, or Game Warden Chris Crane 406-249-6231.
Callers can remain anonymous and a reward may be available.
(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife - 05/23/2013)