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Iowa Poachers Enter Plea Agreement


Three Iowa poachers recently into a plea agreement for their part in the poaching of a white-tail buck out of season in Region Seven's Carter County.

(Region 7 - Enforcement)

Waste of Big Game Animals Problem in Montana


An antelope buck was recently found fatally wounded and left to rot near Glendive. Unfortunately, scenes like this are becoming more and more common in Montana.

(Region 7 - Enforcement)

Replacement Licenses To Cost More


Recent spikes in requests for replacement hunting and fishing licenses prompted state officials to boost the cost and to urge hunters and anglers to keep track of their original licenses.   "Requests for replacement deer and elk licenses alone increased to more 9,000 last year," said Jim Kropp, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' chief of law enforcement. "We trust that many misplaced their licenses, but we also know some of the replacement licenses were as a means to take wildlife illegally.

(Headquarters - Hunting)

Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In Hunting District 501


By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission, hunting district 501-20, which includes portions of Carbon, Park and Stillwater counties, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, September 27, 2007. The order closing the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for bighorn sheep had been met.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

Wolf Depredations Confirmed South of Butte


One domestic calf was killed and one calf was most likely killed by wolves on private land south of Butte near Divide. USDA Wildlife Services confirmed the depredations on Aug. 22 and Sept. 10.

(Region 3 - Headlines)

Big Hole Closure Lifted from North Fork to Twin Bridges


The Big Hole River will reopen to fishing from the mouth of the North Fork to the mouth near Twin Bridges beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007.

(Region 3 - Waterbody Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

Restrictions Lifted on North Fork Blackfoot River


The North Fork Blackfoot River reopened to fishing today on all reaches. Although fishing restrictions were lifted on the lower stretch of the river on Aug. 29, the portion of the North Fork above Smoke’s Cabin Pack Bridge remained closed due to Forest Service fire closures in the area.

(Region 2 - Drought & Fire)


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