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FWP Investigating Two Wolf Poaching Cases

Fri May 29 09:50:17 MDT 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Enforcement is investigating two incidents of poaching occurring in southwest Montana in the last month.

(Region 3 - Enforcement)

Dead Grizzly Bear in the Yaak

Thu May 28 10:44:44 MDT 2015

FWP Game Wardens and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a male grizzly bear at the Yaak Falls Campground. The campground is located approximately five miles up the Yaak Highway. It was reported to FWP on Sunday May 24. The investigation is on-going and no further details can be provided at this time.

(Region 1 - Enforcement)

Information Sought on Dead Grizzly in the Paola Creek Area

Thu May 28 10:43:44 MDT 2015

On May 20, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Special Agent and MT FWP grizzly bear biologists investigated and retrieved the carcass of an adult female grizzly bear from the Paola Creek area of the Middle Fork of the Flathead Drainage located on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana.

(Region 1 - Enforcement)

Hunter Cited for Killing Grizzly Bear

Thu May 28 10:41:16 MDT 2015

A Wisconsin black bear hunter mistakenly shot a male grizzly bear near Spotted Bear on May 16. The hunter thought the animal was a black bear when he shot. The hunter shot the grizzly in the area of the Wilderness Lodge where he was staying. Upon discovering it was a grizzly, the hunter immediately reported the incident to FWP.

(Region 1 - Enforcement)

Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Draft EA

Thu May 28 10:36:53 MDT 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS) Proposed Improvement draft environmental assessment (EA). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposes to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through Friday, June 12, 2015. Copies of the draft are available at the FWP office, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell; Montana State Library, 1515 E 6th Ave., Helena; FWP State Headquarters, 1420 E 6th Ave., Helena; the FWP website at under Submit Public Comment, then Fishing, then Public Notices-Fishing; and available for viewing at local libraries. Contact person: R-1 FAS Manager Tony Powell at (406) 751-5423 or e-mail to

(Region 1 - Fishing)

Slots Available for Fishing without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake

Thu May 28 10:35:42 MDT 2015

The 21st annual Fishing without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 11. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Hidden Harbor provides boat launching and Woods Bay RV Park and Campground provides picnic facilities. There are slots available for anglers with disabilities, especially for anglers under 18 years of age. To register, call FWP at 752-5501. The event includes a special barbeque and a lake trout fish fry. There will also be lots of prizes.

(Region 1 - Fishing)

FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on June 1

Thu May 28 10:34:24 MDT 2015

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, June 1 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues. The FWP Region One Citizen Advisory Committee is a volunteer group that meets several times per year to advise FWP on programs and activities. The public is invited to attend CAC meetings. There are CAC groups in every FWP Region. For more information, call FWP at 752-5501.

(Region 1 - Education)

Spring Black Bear Season To Close To In BMU 520

Tue May 26 08:10:00 MDT 2015

The hunting of all black bears in the Bear Management Unit 520, which include portions of Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

FWP Embarks on New Mountain Lion Plan

Thu May 21 14:42:00 MDT 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a statewide management plan for mountain lions and is seeking the public's help identifying issues of concern.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations

Wed May 20 13:14:00 MDT 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations.

(Region 7 - Fishing)


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