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Indian Fort FAS to close for road rebuild


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its Indian Fort Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River at Reed Point for four weeks starting Sept. 30 to rebuild the access road.

(Region 5 - Fishing )

Youth Deer Only Hunt at Fall Break


A youth hunt for deer limited to youngsters between the ages of 12–15 was approved for October 17-18, 2019.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Weekend approaches


Montana’s young hunters will have a special treat the weekend of September 21 and 22, when they can take advantage of a statewide youth-only waterfowl and pheasant hunt.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

Public meeting Oct. 3 in Miles City for proposed conservation easement


The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks proposes to purchase two separate and distinct but overlapping perpetual Conservation Easements totaling 10,072 deeded acres in Custer and Prairie counties. The two easements will collectively be referred to as the “Coal Creek Conservation Easement.”

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

WHIP grant application period opens


The annual application period is open for the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP), a grant funding program administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The purpose of WHIP is to accomplish large-scale restoration of private and publicly owned high-priority wildlife habitats through noxious weed management. Grant expenditures are limited to herbicide, mechanical, biocontrol, and re-seeding treatments, specifically to restore wildlife habitat functions. Grazing management improvements may also be funded through the program to restore native wildlife habitats and reduce susceptibility to noxious weed invasion.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

AIS watercraft inspections stations reduce hours


Montana’s boating season is slowing down, and with the decrease in boating traffic some watercraft inspection stations are reducing hours or closing for the season. To find a watercraft inspection station, go to

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )


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