Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; state lands remain open for day use http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0012.html Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence. The safety of the public and FWP staff is of utmost concern. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0012.html 2020-03-27T22:21:00Z FWP adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; state lands remain open for day use http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0011.html Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence. The safety of the public and FWP staff is of utmost concern. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:00:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0011.html 2020-03-27T22:00:04Z Wardens seek information on bull elk poaching near Ennis http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0410.html Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on a bull elk that was found dead south of Ennis last week. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:18:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0410.html 2020-03-27T21:18:41Z FWP to continue temporary suspension of hunter, bowhunter ed classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0906.html Following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s directive Tuesday to continue the closure of public schools for at least two more weeks, Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through April 10, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0906.html 2020-03-26T19:41:00Z Deadline for deer and elk permits is April 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3034.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for deer and elk licenses for nonresidents and deer and elk permits for everyone is April 1. The purchase deadline for spring black bear is April 14 without a 24 hour wait. Hunters should apply now and not wait until the last minute. Hunters who are applying for special licenses or permits will need to do so online at fwp.mt.gov and will still need to have a valid email address. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:37:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3034.html 2020-03-26T18:37:38Z FWP to continue temporary suspension of hunter, bowhunter ed classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0905.html Following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s directive Tuesday to continue the closure of public schools for at least two more weeks, Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through April 10, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:59:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0905.html 2020-03-26T17:59:25Z USFWS and FWP to continue carcass removal service on Rocky Mountain Front http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1319.html In the ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and livestock producers on the Rocky Mountain Front, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are continuing a carcass collection and removal service again this spring. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:57:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1319.html 2020-03-26T17:57:52Z Ice Causes Temporary Closure of Smith River State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/waterbodies/nr_0123.html (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has announced a temporary emergency closure for Smith River State Park due to excessive ice on the river. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:53:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/waterbodies/nr_0123.html 2020-03-26T16:53:06Z Analysis Reveals Origin of Illegally Introduced Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html Kalispell, MT — An analysis of two walleyes found last year in Upper Thompson Lake confirmed the non-native fish were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:11:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html 2020-03-24T22:11:47Z FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3032.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3032.html 2020-03-23T20:30:00Z Hearing on replacement licensing rule changes switched to teleconference http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3030.html The administrative rule hearing scheduled for Monday, March 23 at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters in Helena will now be a teleconference hearing. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 21:20:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3030.html 2020-03-20T21:20:09Z FWP to close offices to the public in response to COVID-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0010.html To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 20. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0010.html 2020-03-20T20:27:00Z FWP to close offices to the public in response to COVID-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0009.html  Licenses purchased online will be mailed  Call center active and ready to help To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 20. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:00:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0009.html 2020-03-20T19:00:37Z FWP to close offices to the public in response to COVID-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4367.html  Licenses purchased online will be mailed  Call center active and ready to help To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 20. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:00:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4367.html 2020-03-20T19:00:37Z Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online; protocols in place at FWP offices http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0008.html In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0008.html 2020-03-18T17:24:00Z 2019 Madison River report to NorthWestern Energy finalized http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1318.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has completed its annual report to NorthWestern Energy for the Madison River drainage. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:05:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1318.html 2020-03-18T14:05:39Z Inspectors find mussels on boat being transported through Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0098.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Dillon watercraft inspection station intercepted a watercraft carrying invasive mussels Monday. The boat owner was traveling north on Interstate 15 en route to British Columbia and stopped at the recently opened inspection station. The watercraft was not launching in Montana. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:52:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0098.html 2020-03-17T22:52:59Z Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online; protocols in place at FWP offices http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0006.html In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:01:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0006.html 2020-03-17T22:01:05Z Male mountain lion hunting to close in HD 124 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1380.html The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 124, which includes portions of Sanders County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 18:36:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1380.html 2020-03-17T18:36:04Z FWP to temporarily suspend hunter, bowhunter ed classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0904.html Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0904.html 2020-03-17T14:27:00Z FWP Proposes Acquiring 40 Acres Along Thompson River for Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the purchase of 40 acres on the Thompson River to be managed as an undeveloped, walk-in Fishing Access Site approximately five miles east of Thompson Falls in Sanders County. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html 2020-03-16T22:47:41Z Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting postponed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0277.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting, which was scheduled for March 27, has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19, or coronavirus. The postponement is in response to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s recommendations on social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:39:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0277.html 2020-03-16T22:39:39Z Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting postponed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0003.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting, which was scheduled for March 27, has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19, or coronavirus. The postponement is in response to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s recommendations on social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:39:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0003.html 2020-03-16T22:39:39Z FWP to temporarily suspend hunter, bowhunter ed classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0002.html Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:38:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/covid19/nr_0002.html 2020-03-16T22:38:55Z FWP to temporarily suspend hunter, bowhunter ed classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0903.html Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:38:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0903.html 2020-03-16T22:38:55Z