Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups, and others that this winter's deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is Dec. 1. (Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife - 11/25/2014)
Montana Game Wardens and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agents are looking for information on a Grizzly Bear that was shot and killed on November 12, 2014, in the Hay/Moran Creek area in the North Fork of the Flathead Drainage. The initial report was made to FWP by hunter in the area. (Region 1 - Hunting - 11/25/2014)
Deer harvest in northwest Montana is slightly ahead of last year at the same point in the season, according to check station results around Region One.
At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 23, a total of 14, 194 hunters checked 879 white-tailed deer (766 of these were bucks) as compared to 842 whitetails last year). Also in the count were 124 mule deer, and 43 elk for an overall 7.4 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up slightly as compared to last year when 6.7 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are down about six percent as compared to last year.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/25/2014)
This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks—for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas—consider adding another blessing: for living in a state so rich in wildlife. (Headquarters - Headlines - 11/24/2014)
White-tailed deer harvest picked up markedly at the Bonner Check Station in the fourth week of the general big game hunting season, and whitetail harvest remained higher than last year’s pace at the Anaconda and Darby Check Stations in west-central Montana. (Region 2 - Hunting - 11/24/2014)
MILES CITY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a mule deer buck that was killed illegally, its head removed and body left on Nov. 14 or 15. (Region 7 - Enforcement - 11/20/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class at the Fairgrounds Trade Center in Kalispell on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one-time certification is required for all wolf trappers in Montana. (Region 1 - Education - 11/19/2014)
Deer harvest in northwest Montana is about the same as last year at the same point in the season, according to check station results around Region One.
At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 17, a total of 11,233 hunters checked 597 white-tailed deer (511 of these were bucks), 108 mule deer, and 38 elk for a 6.6 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was similar to last year when 6.2 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are down slightly as compared to last year. (Region 1 - Hunting - 11/19/2014)