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Mountain lion spotted in local subdivision

Mon Aug 21 15:02:00 MDT 2017

(MILES CITY) - The Aye Addition subdivision near the cemetery had an unusual visitor Sunday morning, and not a welcome one.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP requests folks to be on the lookout for greater short-horned lizards this fall

Thu Aug 17 21:01:22 MDT 2017

As you are hitting the field (and more importantly, the prairie) this fall, be sure to take a break from scanning the horizon for game and look down at the ground once in a while. Not only will this hopefully help you avoid stepping on a cactus or a rattlesnake, you might also see one of eastern Montana’s rarely seen critters…the greater short-horned lizard; and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to know about it.

(Region 6 - Fish & Wildlife )

Lockwood bear is a reminded to lock up garbage, attractants

Tue Aug 15 08:24:06 MDT 2017

BILLINGS — A small brown-colored black bear that has been hanging around a neighborhood northeast of Lockwood should serve as a reminder for people to keep garbage and other attractants out of the reach of wildlife.

(Region 5 - Fish & Wildlife )

Grizzly sighting confirmed in northern Big Belts

Fri Aug 11 16:22:33 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ biologists have confirmed a grizzly bear sighting on a ranch in the northern Big Belt Mountains.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Dewatering and Turtles: no easy solution

Fri Aug 11 08:19:00 MDT 2017

With the dewatering of Baker Lake well underway, there has been some concern among area residents about what will become of the wildlife inhabiting the lake, especially turtles.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

Historic high runoff brings paddlefish to Bighorn trout water

Thu Aug 10 16:02:15 MDT 2017

BILLINGS — Unusually high water flows in the Bighorn River this spring made trout fishing tough for the average angler, but they are starting to reveal a silver lining for the fishery in general with the arrival of August.

(Region 5 - Fish & Wildlife )

NWTF provides grant for access program

Tue Aug 01 14:11:36 MDT 2017

The National Wild Turkey Federation has presented a $4,000 grant to FWP’s hunter access programs.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP completes acquisition of Grant Marsh WMA addition

Wed Jul 26 08:40:59 MDT 2017

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently completed acquisition of a 425-acre addition to the Grant Marsh Wildlife Management Area seven miles north of Hardin. The property is expected to open to the public by Sept. 1, 2017.

(Region 5 - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP Makes Decision for the Whitefish Lake Watershed Project

Tue Jul 25 15:35:53 MDT 2017

(KALISPELL, Mont.) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is recommending that the Fish and Wildlife Commission approve the purchase of a conservation easement on the Lazy Creek portion of the Whitefish Lake Watershed Project area as proposed in the Preferred Alternative of the environmental assessment (EA). FWP released a draft EA for public comment from June 13 to July 12, 2017, and held a public hearing in Whitefish on June 21. FWP received 34 public comments, with all in favor of conserving this property. Four specified a preference for the Preferred Alternative and two supported the Secondary Alternative, with one of those wanting FWP or the US Forest Service to own the entire property. All comments are addressed in the decision notice.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife )


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