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2017-2018 ice fishing contests proposed

Mon Aug 21 17:36:04 MDT 2017

Each year, groups and organizations around Montana celebrate a treasured winter tradition with local ice fishing contests.

(Headquarters - Fishing)

FWP seeking public comment on a variety of proposals

Mon Aug 21 17:33:40 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking public comment on several items, including brucellosis, forest management, setting hunting seasons, proposed changes in fishing regulations, and proposed ice fishing contests.

(Headquarters - Commission)

Mountain lion spotted in local subdivision

Mon Aug 21 15:02:00 MDT 2017

(MILES CITY) - The Aye Addition subdivision near the cemetery had an unusual visitor Sunday morning, and not a welcome one.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Seeley Lake Waters Reopened to all Recreation

Fri Aug 18 13:54:26 MDT 2017

Seeley Lake waters are open again to boating and other recreation, effective immediately. The lake has been under a temporary emergency closure since August 1 while planes scooped water from the lake to fight the Rice Ridge Fire.

(Region 2 - Waterbody Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

Last Hunter Education Classes Offered in Glasgow, for Youth and Adults

Thu Aug 17 21:32:45 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for the last courses in the Glasgow area for this year. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting Sept. 6, and an adult online “field day” course on Sept. 10.

(Region 6 - Education)

FWP requests folks to be on the lookout for greater short-horned lizards this fall

Thu Aug 17 21:01:22 MDT 2017

As you are hitting the field (and more importantly, the prairie) this fall, be sure to take a break from scanning the horizon for game and look down at the ground once in a while. Not only will this hopefully help you avoid stepping on a cactus or a rattlesnake, you might also see one of eastern Montana’s rarely seen critters…the greater short-horned lizard; and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to know about it.

(Region 6 - Fish & Wildlife)

Fall Hunter Education courses available in Region 7

Wed Aug 16 16:33:00 MDT 2017

Some Hunter Education courses are available in Region 7 this fall, and a few courses already have been set for 2018. Currently there are no Bowhunter Education courses scheduled in Region 7.

(Region 7 - Education)

Becoming an Outdoor Woman Beginning Kayaking Class Offered Near Fort Peck

Tue Aug 15 17:01:39 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is sponsoring two beginning kayaking classes, on August 26 and 27, at the First Dredge swim beach just north of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery near Fort Peck. One class will be offered each day (participants will choose their preferred day), and the classes will take place from 1-5 p.m. both days.

(Region 6 - Education)

FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority

Tue Aug 15 15:46:12 MDT 2017

With fire season underway in Montana and several counties already implementing fire restrictions, hunters should be keenly aware of the regulations in place in the locations they plan to hunt, at least until the weather begins to cool.

(Headquarters - Hunting)


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