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Antlerless Whitetail Deer Harvest Opportunity on General A-tag ends at the end of Shooting Hours Today (Friday) in Northwest Montana


Hunters are reminded that the ability to harvest an antlerless white-tail deer on a general A-tag ends after this Friday. Starting Saturday, October 29th, only antlered white-tailed deer may be harvested on a general license in most hunting districts. Youth hunters 15 years of age and younger, and people with disabilities permitted to hunt from a vehicle, can take antlerless white-tailed deer through the end of the season. Mule deer are buck-only in all hunting districts.

(Region 1 - Hunting)

Information Sought in Elkhorns Poaching Case


Montana game wardens are seeking information about a headless elk carcass discovered in the Poe Park area of the Elkhorn Mountains outside of Radersburg.

(Region 3 - Enforcement)

All Bighorn Sheep Hunting To Close In Hunting District 303


By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 303, which includes portions of Park County, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Friday, October 28, 2016.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

Closure lifted in Haskill Basin Area North of Whitefish


The temporary closure in Haskill Basin has been lifted on F.H. Stoltze land in section 21 and State Land in Section 16 located west of Haskill Creek Road. This area had been closed subsequent to a bear attack on a man in the area on October 16.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife)

Whitetail Harvest up in Northwest Montana


Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,361 hunters checked 350 white-tailed deer (159 of these were bucks), 27 mule deer, and 31 elk for a 12.1 percent rate of hunters with big game. This harvest rate was double the rate from last year’s opening weekend.

(Region 1 - Hunting)

Grizzly Bears Captured and Relocated; Bear Safety Reminders for Hunters


Near Lake Blaine: A 5-6 year old, 365 pound, adult male grizzly bear was captured above Lake Blaine on the east side of the Flathead Valley on October 19th. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) had set a trap several days earlier for a much larger grizzly bear that had been damaging fruit trees.

(Region 1 - Hunting)

FWP Seeking Comments For Pine Grove Pond Fas Proposed Acquisition


Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed West Acquisition for the purpose of accepting a donation of one long, narrow parcel of land totaling 5.17 acres between the existing parking areas of Pine Grove Pond FAS and the base of the hillside to the west. The purpose of the donation is to provide a buffer to future development of private land west of the FAS and as potential for future additional parking or other uses as needed.

(Region 1 - Fishing)

Washington Wolf Travels to Central Montana


A wolf shot in September while killing sheep near Judith Gap in central Montana spent the previous three months traveling about 700 miles, starting in eastern Washington.

(Region 4 - Hunting)


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