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Commission approves CWD hunt in south central Montana, licenses go on sale Dec. 11

Fri Dec 08 10:07:37 MST 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt at its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The hunt will begin on Dec. 15 and go through Feb. 15. Licenses will go on sale Dec. 11. The goal of the hunt is to determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area. This is critical information for FWP as it plans for long-term disease management in the area.

(Region 5 - Hunting )

Region 6 Havre-Area Check Station Results for the 2017 Season

Tue Dec 05 16:47:16 MST 2017

The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2017 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weeks; from Oct. 7 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 26 (the end of the deer/elk general season). Overall, both hunter numbers and most big-game harvest increased from last year, with mule deer numbers being the highest in several years.

(Region 6 - Hunting )

General Big Game Season Ends in Region 6, Elk Shoulder Season Starts Soon

Tue Dec 05 16:45:07 MST 2017

For the second year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has a shoulder season that allows antlerless elk hunting from Dec. 15-Dec. 31, with a specific B-license. Elk licenses (general elk or B-licenses) valid during the archery and general seasons are not valid for the shoulder season in Region 6.

(Region 6 - Hunting )

FWP Announces January 15 Deadline for Pheasant Release Applications

Tue Dec 05 16:40:58 MST 2017

It is time to submit applications for 2018 pheasant releases through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program. Landowners interested in releasing pen-reared ring-necked pheasants must submit an application before January 15th.

(Region 6 - Hunting )

Numbers, satisfaction strong at season’s last check stations

Tue Dec 05 14:09:00 MST 2017

Hunters visiting FWP Region 7 wrapped up their 2017 big game season on November 26, with all check stations reporting good weather, respectable harvest rates and ample opportunities to harvest game.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

New CWD positive tests could change scope of special hunt

Tue Dec 05 09:41:00 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks testing has identified two more cases of chronic wasting disease in Carbon County deer. The discovery means that the scope of a planned special hunt, which will go before the Fish and Wildlife Commission next week for approval, could expand into northern Carbon County.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

FWP proposes special CWD mule deer hunt

Mon Dec 04 08:19:00 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a special two-month mule deer hunt in south central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD – were killed earlier this fall. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to decide Dec. 7 on the proposed hunt, which is designed to gauge the prevalence of CWD in the area.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

General Hunting Season Ends on a Good Note at Most Check Stations

Thu Nov 30 16:36:30 MST 2017

(KALISPELL, Mont.) -- The final weekend of the general hunting season brought an increase in harvest at several check stations in Region One. The overall percentage of hunters with game ended the season at 8.6%, up from 7.5% through the previous weekend.

(Region 1 - Hunting )

FWP proposes special CWD mule deer hunt

Thu Nov 30 15:02:27 MST 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a special two-month mule deer hunt in south central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD – were killed earlier this fall. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to decide Dec. 7 on the proposed hunt, which is designed to gauge the prevalence of CWD in the area.

(Headquarters - Hunting )

 

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