Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Three Antelope Bucks Shot, Wasted Near Utica http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0367.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on three antelope bucks shot and left between Windham and Utica in central Montana. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:17:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0367.html Bruce Auchly 2019-03-18T17:17:36Z Mountian lion hunting to close in HD 100 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1302.html The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 100, which includes portions of Lincoln County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1302.html 2019-03-18T14:24:01Z Trapper Ed Class Set for April 6 in Missoula http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0855.html A trapper education class is planned for Missoula on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 Office (3201 Spurgin Road). Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:22:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0855.html 2019-03-15T21:22:16Z Register online starting March 25 for Miles City Hunter Education course http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0854.html A Hunter Education class is scheduled for April 26-28 at FWP Region 7 Headquarters in Miles City. This may be the last Hunter Education classroom course for 2019 in Miles City. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0854.html Marla Prell 2019-03-15T14:16:00Z Hunter, Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored for Years of Service http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0853.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks honored the service of its Region 1 hunter and bowhunter education instructors at an annual workshop on March 9, 2019 in Kalispell. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:23:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0853.html 2019-03-14T21:23:45Z Spring is for the Young http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0095.html Not all creatures have given up on spring ever happening. Some are counting on it. And soon. Great horned owls and Canada geese are sitting on eggs now, or soon will be. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:20:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0095.html Bruce Auchly 2019-03-14T20:20:28Z Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet March 20 in Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0207.html The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 headquarters in Kalispell. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:21:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0207.html 2019-03-14T19:21:40Z FWP Looking for Input on Proposed Cooperative Grazing System for Part of Spotted Dog WMA and Adjacent Private Lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1194.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review of its proposal to implement a new cooperative cattle grazing system on a portion of Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and some adjacent private lands, aimed at improving elk and other wildlife habitat. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:09:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1194.html 2019-03-14T17:09:34Z Spring Aboard: FWP encourages boaters to ‘Keep Your Edge’ this boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0501.html It may not feel like boating season yet, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0501.html 2019-03-12T14:47:00Z Spring Aboard: FWP encourages boaters to ‘Keep Your Edge’ this boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0500.html It may not feel like boating season yet, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. FWP is participating in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. The Spring Aboard campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season so they can make the most out of their time on the water. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:43:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0500.html 2019-03-11T21:43:23Z Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0499.html Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:22:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0499.html 2019-03-11T14:22:42Z Watercraft inspection stations to open in Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0066.html The first watercraft inspection stations of 2019 will open this month in Kalispell, Ravalli and Browning. Watercraft inspection stations are Montana’s first line of defense to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:14:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0066.html 2019-03-11T14:14:39Z Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1193.html Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give deer and elk their space until the snow melts and the animals are less stressed Fri, 08 Mar 2019 21:48:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1193.html Bruce Auchly 2019-03-08T21:48:20Z FWP announces hunter education class in Dillon http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0852.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering a hunter education class at the Dillon Middle School on May 7, 8, 13, 14 and 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night. The class is free and is required for most people to hunt in Montana. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:38:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0852.html 2019-03-06T15:38:24Z Moose Reported in Rattlesnake Area; Residents and Walkers Urged to use Caution http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1192.html A cow and calf moose have been reported in several parks in Missoula’s Rattlesnake neighborhood over the past week, and people are urged to use extra caution. Missoula City and County have posted cautionary signs in several locations, and the dirt surface trails in the north end of Greenough Park are temporarily closed for public safety and to give the moose some undisturbed space. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:14:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1192.html 2019-03-05T23:14:50Z Roundup urban deer hunt considered a success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2887.html The special Roundup urban deer hunt that ended Feb. 15 has succeeded in reducing vehicle collisions and complaints about aggressive animals in and around town. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:12:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2887.html 2019-03-05T00:12:24Z All mountain lion hunting to close In HD 132 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1301.html The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 132, which includes portions of Flathead and Lake Counties closed at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, March 4, 2019. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:33:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1301.html 2019-03-04T15:33:31Z Another successful year for Region 7 Block Management Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2886.html The Block Management Program, which provides public hunting access to more than two million acres of land throughout Region 7, is still going strong. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2886.html 2019-03-01T23:11:00Z Comments Sought on Proposed Ear Mountain WMA Grazing Lease Renewals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1191.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has developed a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and is seeking public comment for the proposed action of two grazing lease renewals on the Ear Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:02:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1191.html Bruce Auchly 2019-03-01T21:02:32Z When Winter Ends http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0094.html Winter will end. Trust me. But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer? Probably not. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 20:27:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0094.html Bruce Auchly 2019-03-01T20:27:33Z 2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations available on FWP website http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2885.html The 2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Hard copies of the hunting regulations will be on the shelf at FWP offices and local license providers in March. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:56:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2885.html 2019-03-01T18:56:06Z Application deadline for Unlocking Public Lands program is March 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1190.html March 15 is the deadline for landowners to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:48:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1190.html 2019-03-01T18:48:59Z Madison River committee to meet in Ennis http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0206.html The Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will meet March 6 and 7 in Ennis. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will be held in the downstairs conference room of the Sportsman’s Lodge. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:48:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0206.html 2019-03-01T18:48:11Z Region 1 Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting on March 6 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0205.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 Citizen Advisory Committee is meeting on March 6, 2019. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 18:58:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0205.html 2019-02-26T18:58:57Z FWP Seeks Input on Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA and Two Creek Ranch Habitat Management Agreement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1189.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review of its proposal to renew a six-year lease to cooperatively manage habitat on its Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (BCWMA) and the neighboring privately-owned Two Creeks Ranch. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:33:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1189.html 2019-02-25T22:33:25Z