Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en TB testing planned along with CWD surveillance in some areas during 2018 big game season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1142.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:59:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1142.html 2018-09-25T20:59:31Z FWP doing preliminary work to reopen Indian Fort FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1154.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are doing the preliminary work needed to repair the access road to the Indian Fort fishing access site at Reed Point and reopen the area to vehicle traffic, possibly some time next spring. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:19:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1154.html 2018-09-25T14:19:29Z UPLAND GAME BIRD COUNCIL TO MEET IN CONRAD http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0189.html An advisory council that presented its recommendations on a long-range strategic plan for FWP’s Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program in 2012 will meet in Conrad Oct. 1 and 2 to review habitat enhancement activities that occurred during the 2018 field season. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0189.html 2018-09-25T14:17:00Z Educator workshop in Miles City to explore “Prairie Ecosystems” http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0825.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a “Prairie Ecosystems” educator workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Miles City at Miles Community College Room 106 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0825.html Marla Prell 2018-09-25T14:14:00Z Upland Game Bird Council to meet in Conrad http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1141.html An advisory council that presented its recommendations on a long-range strategic plan for FWP’s Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program in 2012 will meet in Conrad Oct. 1 and 2 to review habitat enhancement activities that occurred during the 2018 field season. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:42:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1141.html 2018-09-24T22:42:42Z FWP proposes small closure in Beattie Gulch for bison hunting http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4346.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to close a small portion of HD 385 in Beattie Gulch near Gardiner and on the border of Yellowstone National Park to bison hunting due to safety concerns. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:12:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4346.html 2018-09-21T15:12:50Z Game Wardens Investigate Illegally Killed Deer, Elk Near Whitefish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0354.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is investigating two illegally killed animals west of Whitefish and is seeking information from the public. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:14:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0354.html 2018-09-20T22:14:44Z Fish & Wildlife Commission accepting applications for Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4341.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is accepting comment on and applications for the proposed independent Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4341.html 2018-09-20T21:25:00Z Gov. Steve Bullock announces 2018 Montana Neighbor Awards http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4345.html A farmer from Lewistown and ranchers from Dillon were recognized Monday, Sept. 17, as the recipients of the 2018 Montana Neighbor Awards. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:24:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4345.html 2018-09-20T21:24:13Z FWP sets special archery deer hunt at Roundup http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2812.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup to reduce the number of mule deer in town. Special tags for the hunt go on sale on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5 a.m. Oct. 2, 2018, online or at any license dealer. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:14:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2812.html 2018-09-20T21:14:27Z Divers search for adult invasive mussels in Tiber http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4344.html Divers searched for adult aquatic invasive mussels at Tiber Reservoir last week but found none. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:14:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4344.html 2018-09-20T21:14:22Z AIS watercraft inspections stations reduce hours http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4343.html Labor Day weekend marked the conclusion of the summer boating season in Montana. With the decrease in boating traffic, some watercraft inspection stations are reducing hours or closing for the season. To find a watercraft inspection station, go to www.cleandraindrymt.com. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:13:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4343.html 2018-09-20T21:13:39Z Montana Tales and Trails: Feeling Strong? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4342.html Recently, I watched a Cooper’s hawk take off from a rural, gravel road, clutching a dead meadowlark in its talons. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:12:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4342.html Bruce Auchly 2018-09-20T21:12:12Z Feeling Strong? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0090.html Feeling strong? Recently, I watched a Cooper’s hawk take off from a rural, gravel road, clutching a dead meadowlark in its talons. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:07:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0090.html Bruce Auchly 2018-09-20T20:07:04Z Tips for hunters to make Block Management Program work for them http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2811.html The 2018 Hunting Access Guide is now available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2811.html 2018-09-20T14:44:00Z Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives Administrative Rule Out for Public Comment; Public hearing scheduled in Missoula September 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1140.html A proposed administrative rule that would provide a regulatory framework for grizzly bear population objectives in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) is out for public comment through Friday, Oct. 26. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:55:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1140.html 2018-09-19T20:55:02Z Watercraft in Montana still need to be inspected http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0060.html Many folks have transitioned from “fishing season” to “hunting season,” but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind watercraft users that “inspection season” is not over. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0060.html Marc Kloker 2018-09-19T18:49:00Z Fire restrictions lifted at FWP sites in Treasure County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Effective Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County will rescind its Stage 1 fire restrictions. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Marla Prell 2018-09-19T18:46:00Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2810.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2810.html 2018-09-19T16:02:00Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2809.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:57:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2809.html 2018-09-18T21:57:15Z FWP to hold public meetings on additions to Canyon Creek WMA in Helena Sept. 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1139.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold public hearings in Helena on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room at the FWP Headquarters, 1420 E. 6th Ave., to discuss two proposed acquisitions to the Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area and to take public comment. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:56:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1139.html 2018-09-18T21:56:09Z Montana FWP will present waterfowl identification workshop in Glasgow http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1138.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks will present a waterfowl identification workshop on Tues., Sept. 25, in Glasgow. This class is free, open to all ages, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Event Center upstairs mezzanine. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1138.html Marc Kloker 2018-09-18T18:25:00Z Grizzly Bear Killed in Train Collision Near West Glacier http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1137.html Kalispell, MT — A male grizzly bear was killed in a train collision earlier this week on the railroad tracks near West Glacier. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:25:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1137.html 2018-09-14T19:25:49Z Hunter bonus points & nonresident preference points available for purchase until Sept. 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.html Hunters who did not apply for this year’s special license drawings or who are new to hunting have until Sept. 30 to purchase bonus points to help in future drawings. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.html 2018-09-12T15:16:00Z No Evidence of Bear Attack Near Eureka http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1136.html Kalispell, MT — Law enforcement authorities, including Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, responded to a report of a possible bear attack near Eureka on Monday morning but did not find any evidence of an attack or identify any injured individuals. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:37:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1136.html 2018-09-10T20:37:54Z