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Flathead Fishing Fair, Fish Art National Winners, Moose/Sheep & Goat Deadline
Headlines - Region 1

Mon Apr 25 00:00:00 MDT 2005


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Snappy Sport Senter will sponsor the Flathead Fishing Fair 2005 on Saturday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Snappy Sport Senter in Kalispell.  In its seventh year, the popular Fishing Fair offers lots of kid’s activities but also gives adults a chance to talk with local fishing experts to pick up tips on how and where to fish in the Flathead for all fish species.  Kid’s activities are led by the fishing derby in Snappy’s Pond and BASS Flip, Pitch and Cast contest.  At noon, there will be a fish calling contest and a fish hat coloring contest.  There’s a fish identification contest for all ages and everyone can get lessons in casting or tying spinners and flies.  “There will be lots of activities, good fishing tips, and door prizes for anglers of all ages,” says Regional Fish Manager Jim Vashro.Contact:            Jim Vashro, 751-4550.



The Montana winners for the national State-Fish Art Contest were chosen on Earth Day.  The winners for Montana are:

Jordan Danz, Grade 4, Bigfork

Colter Dickinson, Grade 9, Trego

Brynn Shay, Grade 10, Columbia Falls

The State-Fish Art Contest is sponsored by Wildlife Forever in Minnesota.  Students submit artwork and a composition on their state fish.  The Montana state fish is the cutthroat trout.  Entries are grouped by grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.  All of the national winners entered and placed in a local competition sponsored by Snappy Sport Senter, Flathead Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 

This is the third year that Colter Dickinson has won both local and national honors.  All the winning artwork can be viewed at            Jim Vashro, 751-4550.


Applications for moose, sheep, and goat hunting licenses must be postmarked by May 2.  Hunters can also file their application online, or at the licensing system at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) office. Applications and regulations are available at any fishing/hunting license agent or at any FWP office.  The cost for applying for a moose, sheep or goat permit for 2005 is $75 plus a $3 non-refundable fee.  The $75 is refunded to unsuccessful applicants.