Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Block Management Basics: What Are BMA Hunter Responsibilities? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2185.html MILES CITY, Mont. -- Block Management is a cooperative effort between Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), private landowners and public land management agencies to help landowners manage hunting activities and provide free public hunting access to private and isolated public lands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2185.html 2014-09-30T21:55:00Z Hunters: It's Your Responsibility to Know the Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2184.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters of the importance of reading and understanding current hunting regulations. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:39:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2184.html Andrea Jones 2014-09-30T17:39:48Z Mountain Lion Hunting Will Not Close In HD 309 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0957.html The mountain lion that closed this district was determined to be an illegal take so this hunting district will remain open. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0957.html 2014-09-30T14:11:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 323, 324, 325 & 327 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0956.html The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 323, 324, 325 and 327, which include portions of Madison and Beaverhead counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0956.html 2014-09-29T17:01:00Z Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In District 309 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0955.html The hunting of all mountain lions in Montana hunting district 309, which includes portions of Gallatin counties, closed one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0955.html 2014-09-29T14:55:00Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on October 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0689.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on October 1 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting, CAC members will pass along advice on issues of concerns, and hear updates from FWP managers. Five new members will be welcomed to the Committee. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Wolfe of Missoula is scheduled to attend. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:44:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0689.html 2014-09-26T22:44:51Z Grizzly captured near Red Lodge, relocated http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0688.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and an official from the federal USDA Wildlife Services captured a young grizzly bear this week east of Red Lodge, on property where a cow had been killed. The bear was marked, fitted with a radio-transmitter collar and released north of Yellowstone National Park in the Gallatin National Forest. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:49:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0688.html 2014-09-25T22:49:22Z Block Management Basics: What is Block Management? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2183.html Block Management is a cooperative effort between Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), private landowners and public land management agencies to help landowners manage hunting activities and provide free public hunting access to private and isolated public lands. In Region 7 alone, there are over 320 cooperators forming 266 Block Management Areas (BMAs) providing over 2.4 million acres of access. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2183.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-25T22:16:00Z Private Land/Public Wildlife Council To Meet Via Conference Call October 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0103.html The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet via conference call on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 8–10 a.m. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0103.html 2014-09-25T21:17:00Z Comments Sought On Proposed Pheasant Bend Conservation Easement EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0687.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase a conservation easement on 298 acres near Ulm. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0687.html 2014-09-25T21:10:00Z FWP Delays Release of Madison River Recreation Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0303.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today it will delay the release of an environmental assessment associated with a draft Madison River Recreation Plan given both funding and staffing uncertainties. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:21:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0303.html Andrea Jones 2014-09-25T16:21:27Z Liaison Team Meetings for FWP Conservation Easements Scheduled for October http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0476.html The public is invited to attend Liaison Team meetings during October between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and landowners for the Kootenai Valleys, Swan Valley, and Thompson and Fisher River conservation easements. Combined easement acreage is approximately 186,500 acres. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:37:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0476.html 2014-09-24T19:37:04Z Online Registration Still Open for Kalispell Hunter Education Course http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0475.html Online registration is still open for the Kalispell Hunter Education Course. Students must register online, and attend the orientation on Friday evening, September 26, any time between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the orientation, students will pick up pre-course materials and receive further instructions. It will require about 20 minutes for students to go through the orientation. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:33:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0475.html 2014-09-24T19:33:33Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 321, 332 & 334 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0954.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, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0954.html 2014-09-23T17:47:00Z Comments Sought on Big Spring Creek Channel Restoration http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0686.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to restore Big Spring Creek downstream of Highway 191, north of Lewistown. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0686.html 2014-09-22T17:54:00Z Upland Game Bird Council To Meet In Billings October 6-7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0102.html The advisory council that developed recommendations for upland game bird habitat enhancements will meet in Billings Oct. 6-7 for an open house and to review this year's habitat projects. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0102.html 2014-09-19T19:37:00Z Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In Hunting District 500 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0953.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0953.html 2014-09-19T19:18:00Z Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0685.html Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0685.html 2014-09-18T22:16:00Z Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4189.html Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4189.html 2014-09-18T22:16:00Z FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0684.html In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0684.html 2014-09-18T22:14:00Z FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4188.html In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4188.html 2014-09-18T22:14:00Z FOR KIDS ONLY - PHEASANT AND WATERFOWL WEEKEND http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Montana's young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 27–28. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-18T18:37:00Z 2014 Deer Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of Montana but should be improving with favorable weather and habitat conditions in 2014. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html 2014-09-18T16:32:00Z 2014 Elk Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html With elk populations continuing to be strong across most of Montana these are good times for elk hunters. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html 2014-09-18T16:30:00Z 2014 Antelope Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html Things are looking up for Montana antelope with populations continuing to recover from previous years' winter mortality and reduced recruitment in central and eastern Montana. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html 2014-09-18T16:29:00Z