The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 700 – Region 7, in portions of Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Musselshell, Prairie, Powder River, Richland, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone and Wibaux counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, October 2, 2008.
The order halting the hunt came shortly after Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for the district had been met.
(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 09/29/2008)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Southwest Montana Stockman’s Association will hold an informational open house on elk-brucellosis surveillance efforts for the 2008 general big game season on Oct. 2 from 3-6 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Dillon Fairgrounds. (Region 3 - Headlines - 09/29/2008)
USDA Wildlife Services killed two wolves southwest of Philipsburg on Sept. 22 in response to a confirmed livestock depredation and continued wolf presence in the area. (Region 2 - Headlines - 09/29/2008)
A 21-year-old rule governing hunting for mule deer bucks north of Roundup is among the most frequently violated regulations in the region. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens believe that an occasional reminder will help well-meaning hunters stay legal. (Region 5 - Headlines - 09/29/2008)
Hunters, anglers and general park users need to know that camping electricity and water will not be available this fall at Hell Creek State Park, north of Jordan, Montana. (Region 7 - State Parks - 09/29/2008)