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Future Fisheries Program grant deadline May 31

Wed May 23 09:43:02 MDT 2018

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 )

Walleye egg harvest down at Fort Peck Reservoir

Tue May 22 16:12:14 MDT 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently completed the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir, and even though late ice-off impacted the success of this year’s effort, FWP will maximize fingerling walleye production. Additionally, biologists are hopeful that higher than average spring runoff will result in some natural reproduction.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Wolf numbers remained strong in 2017

Mon May 21 16:56:00 MDT 2018

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals.

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Lockwood bear is a reminder to lock up garbage, attractants

Fri May 18 09:35:33 MDT 2018

At least one black bear that has been hanging around homes east 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 )

Meeting on Grizzly Bears Set for Loma

Mon May 14 11:28:24 MDT 2018

Prairie grizzly bears and their management by Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be the topic of a May 22 public meeting in Loma.

(Region 4 - Fish & Wildlife )

Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA Opening Delayed Until June 1

Mon May 07 12:50:56 MDT 2018

The Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will open at noon on Friday, June 1 this year, instead of the regularly scheduled opening of May 15.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15

Mon May 07 12:50:18 MDT 2018

Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open May 15, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

Grizzly bear relocated from Ovando-Helmville valley to Glacier National Park

Mon May 07 12:47:08 MDT 2018

Wildlife officials captured a young male grizzly bear incidentally on April 25 in the Ovando-Helmville Valley and later relocated it to Glacier National Park. The bear was captured in a trap that was set in response to a livestock depredation on cattle that occurred earlier in the week.

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