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Southeast Montana Elk Numbers Continue to Rise

Fri May 31 10:56:00 MDT 2013

MILES CITY, Mont.-- Recent surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Wildlife Biologist, Dean Waltee, show elk populations across southeast Montana continue to increase.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Flooding Forces Closure of Twelve Mile FAS

Fri May 31 10:53:00 MDT 2013

MILES CITY, Mont.--Flood conditions prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) to close Twelve Mile Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Tongue River today. The FAS will remain closed until river levels subside and the site is again safe for recreation. For updates on closures, check the FWP website at and follow links to “restrictions and closures.”

(Region 7 - Fishing)

Black Bear Captured Near Brockway Moved to Little Belt Mountains

Fri May 31 10:16:00 MDT 2013

A black bear captured on a ranch near the McCone County town of Brockway over the Memorial Day weekend has been moved by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens to a new home in the Little Belt Mountains.

(Region 6 - Fish & Wildlife)

Aggressive lion killed near Red Lodge

Thu May 30 15:35:00 MDT 2013

Montana and federal wildlife officials killed a mountain lion south of Red Lodge Thursday after it tried to attack a woman walking her dog.

(Region 5 - Enforcement)

2013 Paddlefish Harvest Ends

Thu May 30 13:42:00 MDT 2013

Paddlefish harvest season will close at intake fishing access site and in the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam effective Friday May 31, 2013 at 9 pm

(Region 7 - Fishing)

FWP Commission & Director Hosting Open House & Meeting in Havre

Thu May 30 08:21:00 MDT 2013

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Jeff Hagener and members of the FWP Commission will be in Havre June 4-5 to host a public open house and conduct the commission’s regular monthly meeting.

(Region 6 - Commission)

Road to River Junction Fishing Access Site Closed June 11-13

Wed May 29 13:36:00 MDT 2013

Road access to River Junction Fishing Access Site (FAS) and campground, near Ovando, will be closed from noon on Tuesday, June 11 through noon on Thursday, June 13 while a road culvert is replaced.

(Region 2 - Recreation News)

Spring Black Bear Season To Close In Bear Management Unit 520

Wed May 29 11:30:00 MDT 2013

The hunting of all black bears in the Bear Management Unit 520, which include portions of Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Friday, May 31, 2013.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)


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