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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a free kids wild turkey program at Montana WILD on Nov. 26.
(Headquarters - Education - Fri Nov 21 15:18:00 MST 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 - Thu Nov 20 14:44:00 MST 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 - Wed Nov 19 10:15:14 MST 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 - Wed Nov 19 10:13:59 MST 2014)
At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 9, a total of 8,095 hunters checked 428 whitetail deer (342 of these were bucks), 74 mule deer, and 28 elk for a 6.5 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up as compared to last year when 5.2 percent of hunters checked game. The number of whitetail bucks checked is up 26 percent, mule deer numbers are about the same, and elk numbers are down 22 percent as compared to last year’s check station results at the same point in the season. Hunter numbers are down 7 percent.
(Region 1 - Hunting - Wed Nov 19 10:12:58 MST 2014)
FWP has completed its investigation of a reported self-defense shooting of a male grizzly bear in the Lower Thompson River area on October 26. The investigation conducted by Game Warden Troy Hinck and Warden Sergeant Jon Obst corroborated the information given by the hunter. No criminal charges are being filed.
(Region 1 - Enforcement - Wed Nov 19 10:11:37 MST 2014)
At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 2, a total of 5,589 hunters checked 281 white-tailed deer (235 of these were bucks), 54 mule deer, and 19 elk for a 6.3 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 4.7 percent rate of hunters with game last year (see attached table). The counts at the six northwest Montana check stations represent a sampling of the harvest and do not represent the complete number of animals taken.
(Region 1 - Hunting - Wed Nov 19 10:10:16 MST 2014)
FWP is investigating a report of a self-defense shooting of a male grizzly bear in the Lower Thompson River area on October 26. The person who shot the grizzly reported the incident to FWP. Because the case is under investigation, no further information can be released at this time.
(Region 1 - Enforcement - Wed Nov 19 10:09:09 MST 2014)
Check station data from southwest Montana for the fourth weekend of the general season.
(Region 3 - Hunting - Tue Nov 18 16:06:29 MST 2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced Friday that Sam Sheppard has been named the new Region 3 Supervisor. Sheppard takes over the role vacated in August by Pat Flowers.
(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife - Tue Nov 18 14:12:47 MST 2014)


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