A landowner in southwest Montana recently shot and killed a wolf chasing livestock on private property near Jardine.
The shooting occurred on March 30, 2005. Federal rules now in effect across most of southwest Montana allow citizens to kill wolves attacking, chasing, or harassing livestock.
(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife - 03/31/2005)
In response to requests to improve the size and durability of Montana’s hunting and fishing licenses, FWP now uses a new, flexible water proof paper for all licenses purchased over-the-counter. (Region 7 - Hunting - 03/31/2005)
Bear hunters will be the first to notice Montana's new waterproof carcass tags when they purchase hunting licenses via Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Automated Licensing System (ALS) this spring. In response to requests to improve the size and durability of Montana’s hunting and fishing licenses, FWP now uses a new, flexible water proof paper for all licenses purchased over-the- counter. (Headquarters - Headlines - 03/28/2005)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment by April 13 on tentative commercial fishing regulations for Lake Helena and Canyon Ferry Reservoir. By statute, the Commission is authorized to approve one commercial fishing operation for each body of water and to establish specific regulations. (Headquarters - Fishing - 03/25/2005)
Fish, Wildlife & Parks plans to suspend a 4-year-old program that has boosted yellow perch populations in Fresno Reservoir. The stocking program has exceeded the population goals established by FWP. (Region 6 - Headlines - 03/22/2005)
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 335, 339 and 343, in portions of Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 03/21/2005)