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Alberton Gorge to Reopen Friday


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites (FASs) on Friday, Sept. 4.

(Region 2 - Drought & Fire)

Habitat Improvement Important for Wildlife Big and Small


Recent habitat improvement work on Fleecer Mountain and Mount Haggin wildlife management areas (WMAs) in southwest Montana is improving vital winter range for deer and elk while also helping protect smaller wildlife species.

(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife)

FWP Asks for Cooperation as Bear Activity Increases


Montana FWP Officials are urging people to clean up all bear attractants on their property as bear activity rapidly increases. On Tuesday, FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum and Bear Technician Kylie Jones received 32 calls regarding black bears in conflict with people, ranging from simply eating apples to attempting to break into multiple homes.

(Region 1 - Education)

FWP Looking for Input on 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. "FWP recognizes that Montana's hunting-season frameworks are important to both the hunting and agricultural communities," said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman in Helena. "The initial online comment system for this scoping process is easy to complete and open to anyone who wants to participate."

(Region 1 - Hunting)

Bison Impact Study Comments Due Soon


Montanans and others have until Sept. 11 to comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife)

Aggressive black bear removed from Emerald Hills


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens removed a black bear from an Emerald Hills neighborhood Tuesday after it lost its wariness around humans and broke into homes.

(Region 5 - Fish & Wildlife)

2015 Montana Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast


For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it's all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the chicks, especially a few years in a row, there will be great hunting. Looking back a few years, Montana's seen good hatches and good survival for game birds. So, at a state-wide scale, things should be pretty good for hunters this fall

(Region 7 - Hunting)

Future Fisheries Projects Approved


More than $440,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 17 projects to improve Montana fisheries.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife)


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