Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Registration Open for Butte Wolf Trapper Certification Class http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0461.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class in Butte at the La Quinta Inn and Suites on September 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Certification is required for all would-be wolf trappers in the state of Montana. Individuals that have been certified in years past do not need to take the class again. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:30:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0461.html Andrea Jones 2014-07-31T17:30:10Z What Do Ants Taste Like? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4184.html A recent conversation with a friend brought about one of those questions that periodically shake the foundations of Western civilization. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4184.html 2014-07-31T16:59:00Z Be 'Bear Aware' - Tips To Prevent Conflicts With Bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0299.html Here are some tips from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to help prepare for bear-safe outings for the rest of the summer. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0299.html 2014-07-31T16:55:00Z Always 'Inspect - Clean - Dry' Watercraft, Trailers And Fishing Gear http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0298.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages Montanans and visitors to "inspect, clean, and dry," boats, trailers and fishing gear to "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0298.html 2014-07-31T16:54:00Z Be Prepared For Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0297.html With several Montana counties under official fire restrictions, recreationists need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0297.html 2014-07-31T16:53:00Z Mountain Lion Hunting License Applications Due August 14 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2129.html Applications for Montana's special limited-entry mountain lion license drawing are due Aug. 14. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2129.html 2014-07-31T16:48:00Z Landowners Offered New Wolf Management Tool http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0675.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission recently adopted rules and an annual wolf quota completing the process necessary to allow private landowners to take a limited number of wolves per year that potentially threaten livestock, domestic dogs or human safety. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0675.html 2014-07-31T16:47:00Z Nonresident Elk And Deer Hunting Licenses On Sale http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2127.html There's still time for nonresidents to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana this fall. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2127.html 2014-07-31T16:45:00Z Some Archery Antelope Hunting To Open August 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2128.html Some archery antelope hunters will be afield beginning Aug. 15. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2128.html 2014-07-31T16:45:00Z Wolf Hunting Licenses Available Aug. 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2126.html Montana's wolf hunting licenses will be available beginning Aug. 4 for the state's 2014-15 regulated wolf hunting season. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2126.html 2014-07-31T16:44:00Z Few Over-The-Counter And Surplus Hunting Licenses Available August 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2125.html Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 4, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they're expected to go fast. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2125.html 2014-07-31T16:29:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet August 7 In Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0152.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Aug. 7 in Helena at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 1420 E. 6th Ave. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0152.html 2014-07-31T16:28:00Z Treasure County Added to Fire-restricted Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0134.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Treasure county. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0134.html 2014-07-31T14:22:00Z Stillwater, Treasure counties added to fire-restricted areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0296.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Stillwater and Treasure counties. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0296.html 2014-07-30T19:13:47Z Big Horn County added to list of areas where fires are restricted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0295.html Big Horn County has been added to the list of areas in south central Montana where campfires are banned in state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:05:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0295.html 2014-07-30T12:05:01Z Hunting Film Tour at Montana WILD Aug. 13 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0460.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Hunter and Bowhunter Education Program will host a free screening of the "Hunting Film Tour" at Montana WILD on Aug. 13. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0460.html 2014-07-29T14:21:00Z Wolf Stamp Hearing Set for August 14 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2124.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will conduct hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf management program. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2124.html 2014-07-28T21:06:00Z FWP Roadside Check Stations Find Illegal Live Fish in Boats http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0862.html At least nine trailered boats checked recently at Montana's roadside watercraft inspection stations have been found to be transporting live fish, which is illegal in Montana's Western and Central Fishing Districts. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0862.html 2014-07-25T17:25:00Z Fall Turkey Applications Due July 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2123.html Permit application for hunters planning to pursue wild turkeys in certain parts of Montana this fall are due July 31. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2123.html 2014-07-25T17:22:00Z Sandhill Crane Applications Due July 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2122.html Hunters interested in obtaining a special permit to hunt sandhill cranes in the Sweet Grass, Wheatland, Meagher and Golden Valley counties portion of the Central Flyway, as well as in four areas of western Montana in the Pacific Flyway, must apply by July 31. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2122.html 2014-07-25T17:18:00Z Comment Sought On Fur Farm Proposal http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0674.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment of a commercial fur farm proposal southwest of Roy, in Fergus County. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0674.html 2014-07-25T16:17:00Z Wolf Stamp Hearing Set For August 14 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4183.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will conduct hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf management program. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4183.html 2014-07-24T17:26:00Z Becoming An Outdoors Woman Kayaking Class Near Thompson Falls http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0459.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman program is sponsoring a kayaking class Aug. 16 on the Clark Fork River near Thompson Falls. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0459.html 2014-07-24T17:25:00Z Fish habitat Project Underway in the North Fork Flathead Drainage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0861.html A fish habitat enhancement project is underway in the South Fork Coal Creek drainage, a tributary to the North Fork Flathead River that was degraded by historical land management practices. More than two dozen large woody structures are being incorporated into the stream channel to create spawning and rearing habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0861.html 2014-07-24T16:36:51Z Watercraft Inspection Required by Law http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0294.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to remind people that all watercraft are required by state law to stop at aquatic invasive species (AIS) check stations. This doesn’t just mean just motorized boats. Non-motorized craft including canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and rafts must also stop. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:35:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0294.html 2014-07-24T16:35:40Z