Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Dove deaths attributed to paramyxovirus http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1309.html Not harmful to pets, but can affect poultry, game birds Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1309.html 2020-01-27T21:33:00Z Bobcat Season To Close In Trapping District 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1357.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for taking bobcats in Trapping District 4 in north central Montana will close at midnight on the evening of Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:38:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1357.html 2020-01-27T18:38:49Z Online registration opens Feb. 1 for Hunter Education class in Miles City; second class in April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0895.html Online registration will open soon for the first of two Hunter Education classes to be held in Miles City this year. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0895.html Marla Prell 2020-01-27T15:32:00Z FWP updates citizen panel on CWD, other topics http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0233.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 staff met with its Citizens Advisory Council on Jan. 15, updating members on agency activities and gathering their input on various topics. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0233.html Marla Prell 2020-01-27T15:23:00Z Online registration opens Feb. 1 for Hunter Education class in Miles City; second class in April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0894.html Online registration will open soon for the first of two Hunter Education classes to be held in Miles City this year. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0894.html 2020-01-24T23:13:00Z All mountain lion hunting to close in district 540 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1356.html The hunting of all mountain lions in central Montana hunting district 540, which includes portions of Meagher and Wheatland counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:09:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1356.html 2020-01-24T18:09:39Z Winter's Tales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0105.html It is alleged that when Rogers Hornsby, a baseball star of unbelievable talent 100 years ago, was asked how he got through the winter, he responded: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” When it comes to hunting and fishing and many other outdoor pursuits, that’s many of us. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:17:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0105.html Bruce Auchly 2020-01-24T17:17:55Z Landowners have until March 16 to apply for access tax credit program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0538.html Landowners have until March 16 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program to be eligible for up to $3,000 in tax credits. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0538.html 2020-01-24T15:55:00Z Landowners have until March 16 to apply for access tax credit program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1308.html Landowners have until March 16 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program to be eligible for up to $3,000 in tax credits. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:17:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1308.html 2020-01-23T22:17:08Z FWP to host Grizzly Bear Education & Outreach Summit in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4361.html With grizzly bears expanding their range across much of the western half of Montana, awareness of how to live, recreate and work safely in grizzly bear country is critical. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:45:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4361.html 2020-01-23T16:45:53Z FWP seeks volunteer instructors for Hunter, Bowhunter Education http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0893.html Montana’s hunting legacy depends on active, skilled and ethical hunters who pass on their traditions to new generations. This happens in hundreds of classrooms across Montana each year through the state’s Hunter and Bowhunter Education program. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0893.html 2020-01-23T16:01:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD 560 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1355.html The hunting of all mountain lions in south-central Montana hunting district 560, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:19:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1355.html 2020-01-22T18:19:47Z Information Sought on Vandalism at Kelly Island Fishing Access http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0405.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is looking for information on several recent incidents of vandalism at Kelly Island Fishing Access Site off Spurgin Road on the west side of Missoula. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:34:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0405.html 2020-01-22T17:34:57Z Female mountain lion hunting to close in HD'S 422, 423, 424, 425 & 442 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1354.html The hunting of female mountain lions in central Montana Hunting District’s 422, 423, 424, 425 and 442, which includes portions of Lewis & Clark and Teton counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:16:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1354.html 2020-01-21T15:16:38Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting to Close in Districts 418, 420 & 448 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1353.html The hunting of male mountain lions in north-central Montana hunting districts 418, 420 & 448, which includes portions of Judith Basin, Meagher, Fergus and Cascade counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:15:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1353.html 2020-01-21T15:15:01Z Moose Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0017.html Kalispell, MT — A second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek southeast of Libby. The moose was harvested within the Libby CWD Management Zone near the southeastern boundary. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:31:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/cwd/nr_0017.html 2020-01-17T20:31:29Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 680 & 690 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1352.html The hunting of female mountain lions in the northeastern Montana Hunting Districts 680 and 690, which includes portions of Chouteau, Blaine and Hill counties will close at one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:16:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1352.html 2020-01-17T18:16:29Z Private land/Public Wildlife Council to meet Jan. 27 and 28 in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0232.html The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council will meet Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 pm., at the Helena Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street. A time for public comment has been set for 1 p.m. on the Jan. 28. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0232.html 2020-01-16T23:17:00Z Private land/Public Wildlife Council to meet Jan. 27 and 28 in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0231.html The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council will meet Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 pm., at the Helena Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street. A time for public comment has been set for 1 p.m. on the Jan. 28. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:45:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0231.html 2020-01-16T20:45:44Z FWP seeks info on several deer dumped near Miles City http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0404.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking into several cases of deer being dumped in public locations in and around Miles City sometime during the recent general hunting season. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0404.html 2020-01-16T20:24:00Z FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1307.html Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1307.html 2020-01-16T20:08:00Z Several Mountain Lion Districts To Close In Several Huntings Districts In Regions 3 & 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1351.html The hunting of mountain lions in several Montana hunting districts in Regions 3 & 4 will close on Friday, January 17, 2020. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:46:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1351.html 2020-01-16T18:46:32Z FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3021.html Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:44:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3021.html 2020-01-15T23:44:56Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 416, 446, 449, 451, 452 & 454 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1350.html The hunting of male mountain lions in central Montana hunting districts 416, 446, 449, 451, 452 and 454, which includes portions of Broadwater, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Meagher and Judith Basin counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:17:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1350.html 2020-01-15T18:17:46Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In 339, 343 & 388 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1349.html The hunting of female mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 339, 343, and 388 which includes portions of Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:12:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1349.html 2020-01-15T18:12:05Z