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Female Grizzly and Two Yearlings Captured Near Ferndale

Fri May 19 15:32:24 MDT 2017

An adult female grizzly bear and her two yearlings were captured on May 16th south of Ferndale. The bears had gotten into two small chest freezers that were outside of a mobile home. The adult female is 9 years old and weighed 309 pounds. The male yearling weighed 126 pounds and the yearling female weighed 112 pounds. The adult female was fitted with a GPS radio collar and the family group was released together at the end of the Spotted Bear River Road on May 17th.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife )

Montana State Prison to Grow Sagebrush for Greater Sage-grouse Habitat

Thu May 18 14:45:00 MDT 2017

A new program with Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge will help restore sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse in Montana while providing inmates an opportunity to cultivate a new set of skills.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

Montana State Prison to Grow Sagebrush for Greater Sage-grouse Habitat

Thu May 18 09:20:13 MDT 2017

A new program with Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge will help restore sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse in Montana while providing inmates an opportunity to cultivate a new set of skills.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Male Grizzly Bear Captured and Killed

Fri May 12 16:02:32 MDT 2017

On May 11, FWP and Federal Wildlife Services captured a 209-pound 3-yr old male grizzly bear in the Eureka area after the bear killed eight domestic sheep. The landowners called FWP immediately; FWP and Wildlife Services investigated and confirmed that the grizzly had killed the sheep. Several traps were set and the bear was captured after dark the same day the trap was set. The bear was killed on site.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife )

2017 Montana Neighbor Award nominations sought

Mon May 08 09:00:50 MDT 2017

Do you know a landowner who is an outstanding neighbor? Someone who takes good care of the land for production and wildlife values, who enables neighborly recreational access, and is actively engaged in their community in working to solve problems?

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Future Fisheries Program grant deadline May 31

Mon May 08 08:59:09 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that this summer’s deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is May 31.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

 

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