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2016-2017 Winter Count of Northern Yellowstone Elk

Mon Jan 23 10:41:13 MST 2017

The Northern Yellowstone Cooperative Wildlife Working Group conducted its annual winter survey of the northern Yellowstone elk population on January 15, 2017. The survey, using three airplanes, was conducted by staff from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the National Park Service.

(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife )

Domestic/Wild Sheep Symposium to be held in Helena, Feb. 9-10

Thu Jan 19 13:13:00 MST 2017

The Montana Wool Growers Association, the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are sponsoring a symposium titled “Sheep in Montana – Domestic and Wild: The State of Things and What We Know About Disease.”

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

Domestic/Wild Sheep Symposium to be held in Helena, Feb. 9-10.

Tue Jan 17 11:01:56 MST 2017

The Montana Wool Growers Association, the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are sponsoring a symposium titled “Sheep in Montana – Domestic and Wild: The State of Things and What We Know About Disease.”

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Capture and Health Testing Conducted on Bighorn Sheep Herd near Eureka

Fri Jan 13 09:31:54 MST 2017

FWP Biologists and volunteers from other agencies and the local community captured and released 32 bighorn sheep on the Woods Ranch Wildlife Management Area near Eureka. The captured sheep were a mixture of ewes, lambs, and rams. The operation is designed to obtain health information on the population. The sheep are part of the Galton Range herd that occupies land in the U. S. and Canada; the Canadians refer to this group as the “Kootenay Trench Herd”. These sheep are part of a native herd and believed to be similar genetically to the Ural Tweed population along Lake Koocanusa.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife )

Community Pond Grant Money Available

Tue Jan 10 13:55:32 MST 2017

Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for Community Pond Program grant.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP Pheasant release application deadline nears

Wed Jan 04 10:22:04 MST 2017

The holiday season is usually a busy time for everyone but don’t forget to submit your application for pheasant releases. Interested landowners may submit their application before Jan. 15. Pen-reared pheasants are released every year between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

 

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