Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces an extension of the temporary closure of the Big Hole River between Silver Bridge and Divide Bridge near the town of Divide. (Region 3 - Waterbody Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 10/25/2010)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be burning slash piles on Wild Horse Island State Park during the week of October 26. The slash piles are the result of hand thinning work being conducted on the island to combat pine bark beetle infestations.
For more information, call FWP at 752-5501.
(Region 1 - Headlines - 10/25/2010)
Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,146 hunters checked 136 white-tailed deer, 25 mule deer, and 31 elk for a 6.1 percent rate of hunters with game. (Region 1 - Headlines - 10/25/2010)
For the first time in recent history, deer and elk hunters had two weekend days to head to the field for the opening of the big game rifle season. General deer and elk seasons opened on Saturday, instead of Sunday, this year. (Region 2 - Headlines - 10/25/2010)
Elk harvest was up compared to 2009 in the opening days of the 2010 big game season in southwest Montana. Mule deer harvest was on par with 2009 while white-tailed deer harvest was down. (Region 3 - Headlines - 10/25/2010)