By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission, the season for taking wolverine in Wolverine Management Unit 3 in south western Montana will close at midnight on the evening of Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Wolverine Management Unit 3 includes portions of Trapping Districts 3 & 5. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 01/31/2005)
By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission, the season for taking bobcats in Trapping District 7 in southeastern Montana will close at midnight on the evening of Monday, January 31, 2005. The district includes portions of Bighorn, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone and Wibaux counties. For more information visit FWP's web site at www.fwp.mt. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 01/28/2005)
Spring Hunter and Bowhunter Education Classes have been scheduled for northwest Montana. All hunter and bowhunter education classes are free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike. Many students take the courses for the firearm safety, bow safety, and outdoor survival information, even if they don’t plan to hunt.
(Region 1 - Headlines - 01/25/2005)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds trappers and hunters to check the hotline at 1-800-711-8727 or the FWP web site at www.fwp.mt.gov on the hunting page under trapping to monitor furbearer season closures as quotas are met for bobcat, fisher, wolverine and otter. Marten season closes Feb. 15. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 01/21/2005)
If finding a Valentine's gift for the outdoorswoman on your list has you stumped, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has an answer. Why not give her the gift of new and improved outdoor skills gained in an enjoyable and supportive environment? FWP is offering a winter workshop, "Winter BOW in the Snow," Feb. 11-13 at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Forest, 30 miles east of Missoula off U.S. Highway 200. (Headquarters - Education - 01/21/2005)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment Jan. 27 – March 7 on changes to the recreational use rules in effect on the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers. The changes, based on the recommendations of the Beaverhead and Big Hole River Citizen Advisory Committee, would adjust where and how float outfitting would be accomodated on the rivers. The three public meetings, scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m., will be held: * Feb. (Headquarters - Fishing - 01/21/2005)