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Tiger Muskellunge Released in Gartside Reservoir

09/29/2006

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have released tiger muskellunge in Gartside Reservoir. According to Mike Backes, Region 7 fisheries technician, “This release is an experimental stocking to reduce stunted panfish numbers, that may result in an increase in average panfish size. A second goal is to provide a trophy fish opportunity for local anglers. The average sized tiger muskellunge will be 8 inches in length when stocked. We expect to release 750 juvenile tiger muskellunge.”

(Region 7 - Fishing)

Firewood Cutting On Wildlife Management Areas For Off-site Use Prohibited

09/29/2006

Montana is fortunate to have 75 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) totaling approximately 350,000 acres for wildlife habitat during the critical winter months and for recreational users to enjoy throughout much of the year.  With the onset of fall and cooler weather, FWP reminds users of WMAs that firewood cutting for off-site use is prohibited on these lands that are so important for wildlife winter survival.

(Headquarters - Headlines)

Fire Restrictions Rescinded in Eastern Montana

09/27/2006

Stage 1 fire restrictions and open burn bans were lifted Wednesday, September 20th effective at 1200 (noon) for the entire Miles City Restrictions Area. The area includes Rosebud, Custer, Powder River, Carter, Fallon, Prairie, Wibaux, Dawson, Richland, Garfield and McCone Counties. This rescission applies to all private, state (State Land and Fish, Wildlife and Parks), tribal and federal lands in these counties. Be advised that Treasure County is still under Stage 1 fire restrictions though.

(Region 7 - Drought & Fire)

Bison Hunting License Drawing Completed

09/27/2006

119 Montanans and 5 non-residents were drawn from among 7,125 applicants for a license to hunt bison in Montana this winter.

(Region 3 - Headlines)

FWP Announces Prevention And Management Plans For Chronic Wasting Disease

09/27/2006

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has adopted a Chronic Wasting Disease management plan to help protect Montana's wild deer and elk from infection and to manage the disease should it occur here. CWD, a chronic brain disease in deer and elk that is always fatal, has not yet been found in wild herds in Montana.

(Headquarters - Hunting)

Game Damage Hunt to Begin in HD 380

09/26/2006

A game damage hunt for antlerless elk will take place on private land north of Winston, Montana, in Hunting District 380 from Sept. 28 though Oct. 11. The hunt is being conducted in response to crop damage occurring on private land and will be open to four hunters drawn from the FWP Game Damage Hunt Roster.

(Region 3 - Headlines)

 

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