Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Roundup man arrested for illegally killing, wasting three bull elk http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0392.html A Roundup man was arrested and jailed Friday on two felony and 19 misdemeanor charges stemming from two August incidents in which three trophy bull elk were killed at night in Musselshell County. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens arrested Earl Russell Benes, 23, on a $10,000 warrant. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:20:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0392.html 2019-11-18T22:20:24Z Montana WILD and VA program helps veterans recover from PTSD, substance abuse http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0066.html A collaborative program between the Montana Veterans Affairs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Montana WILD has earned national attention and has been proposed as a positive treatment option by the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0066.html 2019-11-18T22:07:00Z Hunter Success Picks Up in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3000.html Kalispell, MT — With two weeks left in Montana’s general hunting season, the percentage of hunters with harvested game is slightly ahead of last year in northwest Montana. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:40:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3000.html 2019-11-18T21:40:23Z Week 3 check stations see more hunters, game http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2999.html It was a very chilly and snowy weekend Nov. 9 and 10, but many hunters still ventured out in southeastern Montana on the closing weekend for antelope season and the third week for deer and elk rifle season. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2999.html 2019-11-18T21:13:00Z Fish sampling at renovated Baker Lake shows positive results http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Two days of fish sampling by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in late September demonstrated a healthy start to the fish population in the recently renovated Baker Lake. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Marla Prell 2019-11-18T21:11:00Z Montana WILD and VA program helps veterans recover from PTSD, substance abuse http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4360.html A collaborative program between the Montana Veterans Affairs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Montana WILD has earned national attention and has been proposed as a positive treatment option by the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:20:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4360.html 2019-11-18T18:20:29Z Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In Hunting District 502 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1317.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 502, which includes portions of Carbon, Park and Stillwater Counties, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:18:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1317.html 2019-11-18T18:18:08Z Hunting Totals Just Ahead of Last Year with Two Weeks Left http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2998.html Deer and elk harvest and hunter participation started off slightly ahead of last season in west-central Montana and have stayed that way through the first three weeks of hunting season, according to data from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) hunter check stations. Two weeks remain in the general hunting season, which closes on Sunday, Dec. 1. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:35:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2998.html 2019-11-18T16:35:02Z Lt. Governor Cooney announces 2019 Good Neighbor Awards http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0065.html During a ceremony today at the Montana State Capitol, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney presented the 2019 Good Neighbor Awards to several Montanans and Montana companies that have demonstrated commitment to community, stewardship, public access and conservation. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:06:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0065.html 2019-11-15T18:06:30Z Moose Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease Near Troy http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0009.html First confirmed case of CWD in moose in Montana. Kalispell, MT — A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:10:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0009.html 2019-11-14T19:10:27Z No invasive mussels found in state waters, AIS boat inspections increase http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0090.html Montana’s watercraft inspection stations set another record for boats inspected in 2019. More than 112,00 watercraft have been inspected so far this year, surpassing last year’s number by 3,000 inspections. Inspectors have intercepted 16 boats with invasive mussels coming into the state. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:10:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0090.html 2019-11-13T18:10:03Z Carcass dumping is illegal, unsightly http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2997.html FWP received a report this week of a mule deer doe being harvested and then dumped and left to waste in a ditch in the Sidney area. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2997.html Marla Prell 2019-11-13T15:16:00Z CWD sampling services in Sidney on Sundays http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0008.html Once a week on Sundays beginning Nov. 17, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will collect samples from hunter-harvested deer and elk in Sidney and submit them for Chronic Wasting Disease testing. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0008.html Marla Prell 2019-11-13T15:12:00Z FWP proposes regulation change for Holter yellow perch and walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0200.html At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission tentatively approved a regulation change for yellow perch and walleye on Holter Reservoir. This proposed change is based on criteria outlined in the 2010 – 2019 reservoir fisheries management plan. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:16:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0200.html 2019-11-12T22:16:29Z FWP proposes regulation change for Holter yellow perch and walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission tentatively approved a regulation change for yellow perch and walleye on Holter Reservoir. This proposed change is based on criteria outlined in the 2010 – 2019 reservoir fisheries management plan. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:16:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html 2019-11-12T22:16:29Z All mountain lion hunting to close In HD 132 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1316.html The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 132, which includes portions of Flathead and Lake Counties will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:40:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1316.html 2019-11-12T19:40:37Z The Rut is On: White-tailed Deer Harvest Picking Up http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2996.html Kalispell, MT — The onset of rutting activity for white-tailed deer is already benefiting hunters across northwest Montana. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:07:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2996.html 2019-11-12T19:07:38Z Hunter Harvest Near Average for Elk, Whitetail Deer Despite Unsettled Weather http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2995.html Despite weather that’s windy and warm one day, then cold and snowy the next, hunters on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Augusta are taking home elk and white-tailed deer at numbers near or above long-term averages, a state wildlife biologist said. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:24:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2995.html Bruce Auchly 2019-11-12T18:24:25Z Grizzly Bear Euthanized Near Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1294.html Kalispell, MT — An adult male grizzly bear was euthanized Nov. 10 near Libby after it broke into a garage seeking a food source. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:14:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1294.html 2019-11-12T18:14:35Z Investigation Underway into Grizzly Bear Death Near Eureka http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1293.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a grizzly bear from a reported self-defense shooting on Sinclair Creek Trail in the Kootenai National Forest east of Eureka. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:13:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1293.html 2019-11-12T18:13:52Z Montana WILD to host weekly raptor programs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0888.html Montana WILD will be holding four free educational raptor programs in its exhibit hall each week. The programs will be offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:05:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0888.html 2019-11-12T18:05:39Z How to get your deer or elk tested for CWD in Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0007.html Are you hunting in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 this season and want to have your deer or elk tested for Chronic Wasting Disease? Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0007.html 2019-11-12T17:14:00Z Deer and Elk Harvest Remains Steady in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2994.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reported checking 5,588 hunters with a harvest of 171 elk, 181 white-tailed deer, 48 mule deer, three black bears, three bighorn sheep and one moose at its three permanent check stations in west-central Montana during the first three weekends of the general big game hunting season. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:03:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2994.html 2019-11-12T17:03:57Z Bighorn sheep season closed in HD 500 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1315.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500 as described in the current Moose, Sheep and Goat regulations legal descriptions closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:27:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1315.html 2019-11-12T15:27:44Z All mountain lion hunting closed in HD’S 321, 332 & 334 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1314.html The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 321, 332 & 334 which include portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow, and Deer Lodge counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:26:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1314.html 2019-11-12T15:26:59Z