Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en State Lands Enrolled in Block Management Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2193.html Miles City—Region 7 Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters to be aware that, in some cases, legally-accessible tracts of State Lands are formally enrolled in a Block Management Area (BMA), with BMA rules and restrictions imposed for resource or hunter management reasons. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2193.html 2014-10-20T21:45:00Z Spotted Dog WMA's Jake Creek Access Closed this Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2192.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) wants hunters to be aware that the Jake Creek access to the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed to the public this season. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:37:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2192.html 2014-10-20T19:37:40Z Donations Provide Free Bear Spray to Some Blackfoot Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2191.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with local partners to get free bear spray and safety tips into the hands of hunters headed to a few Blackfoot Valley hunting spots that have a history of bear encounters. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2191.html 2014-10-20T19:36:37Z Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In HD 501 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0960.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 501 as described in the legal descriptions, 2014 Montana regulations, Moose, Sheep and Goat shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Monday, October 20, 2014. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0960.html 2014-10-20T14:08:00Z Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of IGBC to Meet in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0698.html The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its fall meeting in Bozeman, Montana on October 29, 2014 and invites the public to attend. Often the YES Meetings are spread over two days, but this year the meeting has consolidated to one day. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:07:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0698.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-16T21:07:11Z Blackfoot Grizzly Relocated after Killing Cow http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0697.html A Blackfoot Valley grizzly bear was relocated to a remote area in the South Fork of the Flathead this week after killing a young cow near just north of the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:36:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0697.html 2014-10-16T20:36:10Z South central Montana antelope hunter numbers up, harvest nearly flat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2190.html Hunters who took advantage of this year opening weekend of antelope general season in south central Montana had warm, dry, calm conditions Saturday, but had to contend with rain and wind on Sunday. More hunters stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana than during last year’s opening weekend. The harvest was slightly better than last year, but remained slower than the long-term average. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2190.html 2014-10-15T14:56:12Z Some Big Hole Trout Affected by Fungus http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0696.html Anglers report seeing dead brown trout in the Big Hole River near Melrose in southwest Montana. The fish are noted to have a fungal infection known as saprolegnia. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:23:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0696.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-14T22:23:06Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2189.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. The law came into effect when Montana State Senator Kendall Van Dyk sponsored SB123 which passed to become 87-1-293 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/87/1/87-1-293.htm Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2189.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-14T20:33:00Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4194.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4194.html 2014-10-10T22:25:00Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2188.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2188.html 2014-10-10T22:25:00Z Youth Only Deer Hunt Comes a Week Early - Oct. 16 & 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2187.html Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2187.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-10T21:04:00Z Four Steps to a Safe Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2186.html The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2186.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-10T21:02:00Z Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4193.html Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4193.html 2014-10-10T18:01:00Z Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4110.html Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4110.html 2014-10-10T18:01:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD 380 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0959.html The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 380, which include portions of Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, closes at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0959.html 2014-10-09T17:09:00Z FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Addition to Fish Creek WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0695.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire 158 acres adjacent to the 34,573 acre Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Alberton. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:44:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0695.html 2014-10-08T20:44:21Z Euthanized Grizzly Had History of Conflicts http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0694.html An adult grizzly bear was euthanized Tuesday at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ state laboratory in Bozeman in response to its history of conflict and poor physical condition. The bear, a 28-year-old male, had been captured in the Jardine area of southern Park County Monday after attempting to break into a building that housed tack and horse grain. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:01:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0694.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-08T20:01:39Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet Oct. 16 In Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0159.html Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Oct. 16 in Bozeman beginning with a work session at 8 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 Headquarters at 1400 S. 19th. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0159.html 2014-10-08T14:27:00Z FWP At Work Program - There's A Grizzly In My Backyard! - October 16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0477.html Why is there a grizzly bear in my backyard? Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0477.html 2014-10-07T22:12:00Z Comments Sought On Proposed Whitetail Prairie EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0692.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase 2,840 acres adjoining Beartooth Wildlife Management Area from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0692.html 2014-10-06T21:42:00Z Hunters Reminded To Have Horses Inspected http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4192.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock remind hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4192.html 2014-10-06T14:30:00Z All Black Bear Hunting To Close In Bear Management Unit 510 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0958.html The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 510, in portions of Bighorn, Carbon and Yellowstone Counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0958.html 2014-10-06T14:22:00Z FWP Ends I-90 Wolf Investigation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0201.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ended its investigation today into a Facebook posting from Missoula resident Toby Bridges, where he claimed to have killed a wolf and injured another with his vehicle on Interstate 90 just east of the Idaho border. After having the Mineral County Attorney’s office review the investigation, FWP will not be filing any charges in this case. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:07:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0201.html 2014-10-03T22:07:04Z Wardens Looking for Tips on Haugan Deer Poaching http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0200.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens are looking for tips on a deer poaching that occurred during the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 29 in Haugan behind the 50,000 Silver Dollar Gas Station. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:06:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0200.html 2014-10-03T22:06:16Z