A total of 61 sheep were captured on Wild Horse Island State Park on February 26 and 27. FWP contracted with a helicopter wildlife service to capture the sheep. The operation was conducted cooperatively with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
(Region 1 - Education - 02/27/2014)
Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to renew a grazing lease on a portion of the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area, south of Cascade. (Region 4 - Hunting - 02/27/2014)
The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the CSKT Natural Resources Office at 301 Main Street in Polson. Note that this is a change in the location of the meeting (Region 1 - Fishing - 02/25/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. (Region 3 - Councils & Committees - 02/25/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and AmeriCorps will host a two-hour wildlife program on March 12 for senior citizens in conjunction with the ServeMontana Symposium hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community Service. (Headquarters - Education - 02/24/2014)
Miles City-- Forty mule deer in Regions 6 and 7 were recently captured and fitted with GPS (global positioning system) collars as part of a larger study looking at the effects of energy development on mule deer. (Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife - 02/24/2014)
The mountain lion that closed this district was determined to be an illegal take so this hunting district will remain open to males. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 02/24/2014)
The hunting of female mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 102, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 02/24/2014)
The hunting of mountain lions in western Montana hunting district 210, which include portions of Missoula and Granite counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, February 24, 2014. (Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - 02/24/2014)
A Nashua-area man who shot at a cow elk decoy set up by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens has paid $775 in fines and restitution and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges taken away for two years.
(Region 6 - Enforcement - 02/21/2014)