Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en ‘The New Bear Aware’ and ‘Why We Don’t Call It Spelunking’ programs to be held at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0565.html Whitehall – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a weekend of free programs, with offerings on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:29:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0565.html 2020-06-30T22:29:21Z Public input sought on proposed Fergus County conservation easement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1381.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a scoping document that will lead to a proposed conservation easement on 2,250 acres in northern Fergus County near Denton. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:28:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1381.html 2020-06-30T22:28:18Z FWP accepting comments on two temporary river closures http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0285.html At its June 25 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed rules to temporary close river sections on the Gallatin River and Clark Fork River to ensure public safety during two bridge replacement projects. Public comments on the proposals will be accepted through July 12. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:27:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0285.html 2020-06-30T22:27:08Z FWP to conduct gill net sampling of Bozeman-area ponds http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1380.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be conducting gill net sampling at several Bozeman-area ponds this week to collect information that will help biologists manage the fisheries. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:23:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1380.html 2020-06-30T22:23:57Z Register for hunt roster by July 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3049.html Hunters interested in participating in “game-damage” hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have until July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:22:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3049.html 2020-06-30T22:22:59Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0564.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on July 4 is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:22:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0564.html 2020-06-30T22:22:15Z Northern goshawks and underground history programs at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0563.html Whitehall – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host two free presentations this weekend. “The Private Lives of Northern Goshawks – Montana’s Elusive Mountain Hawk” and “Underground History.” Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:21:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0563.html 2020-06-30T22:21:30Z Lewis & Clark Caverns now open daily by reservation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0562.html Whitehall – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park announced the caverns will open for daily tours, by reservation. This comes after several weeks of operating only four days per week. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:20:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0562.html 2020-06-30T22:20:35Z U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist injured by grizzly bear in Centennial Valley http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1379.html Bozeman, MT — A biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) was attacked by a grizzly bear in the Centennial Valley Wednesday morning. The individual suffered serious bite wounds but is expected to recover fully. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:52:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1379.html 2020-06-26T17:52:31Z Free online Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0910.html To protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has temporarily cancelled all in-person Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes. Please take advantage of the opportunities to get certified now. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0910.html 2020-06-24T18:53:00Z Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3048.html Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations for the 2020-21 hunting seasons have been approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations, and hard copies are now available at license providers. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:59:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3048.html 2020-06-23T19:59:53Z FWP proposes perpetual conservation easement for Lone Tree property south of Chinook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1378.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to purchase a perpetual conservation easement on 11,285 deeded acres in southern Blaine County, approximately 50 miles south of Chinook. The public is invited to comment, and a public meeting will be held at the Hensler Auditorium in Havre on Tuesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Due to MSU-Northern COVID-19 restrictions, seating will be limited to 35 people. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:58:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1378.html 2020-06-23T19:58:56Z FWP proposes perpetual conservation easement for Ash Coulee property near Hinsdale http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1377.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to purchase a perpetual conservation easement on approximately 3,400 deeded acres in Valley County, roughly 5 miles southeast of Hinsdale. The public is invited to comment, and a public meeting will be held at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow on Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:58:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1377.html 2020-06-23T19:58:02Z FWP proposes to remove goldfish from a private pond near Zortman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1376.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to use the chemical rotenone to remove invasive goldfish from an unnamed private pond on upper CK Creek, approximately 1 mile from Zortman. The public is invited to comment on this action. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:56:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1376.html 2020-06-23T19:56:39Z FWP proposing native trout restoration in creek near Olney http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1266.html Kalispell — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a proposal to restore native westslope cutthroat trout in Martin Creek near Olney. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:55:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1266.html 2020-06-23T19:55:12Z FWP looking for help reporting snapping turtles in western Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1375.html Missoula – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking for help from the public in reporting snapping turtle sightings in west-central Montana. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:54:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1375.html 2020-06-23T19:54:21Z Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet June 25 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0284.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet June 25 using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Details on how to access the meeting will be posted on fwp.mt.gov closer to the meeting date. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:53:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0284.html 2020-06-23T19:53:17Z Grizzly bear euthanized west of Shelby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1374.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured and euthanized a subadult male grizzly bear about five miles west of Shelby on June 19. The bear had been involved in multiple conflicts between Ethridge and Ledger this spring, and attempts to prevent incidents were unsuccessful. In consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the decision was made not to relocate the bear because its undesirable behavior appeared engrained and posed a human safety risk. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:52:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1374.html 2020-06-23T19:52:20Z Fire, flood restrictions change at FWP’s south central Montana properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1265.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks added fire restrictions to all of its properties in Yellowstone County this week, but lifted traffic restrictions at many of its fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River in south central Montana. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:46:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1265.html 2020-06-19T16:46:07Z Camper bitten in possible bear incident in Gallatin County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1373.html Bozeman — A woman was bitten by what investigators believe to be a bear while camping last week in Beehive Basin just northwest of Big Sky. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:49:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1373.html 2020-06-16T17:49:33Z Camper bitten in possible bear incident in Gallatin County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0561.html Bozeman — A woman was bitten by what investigators believe to be a bear while camping last week in Beehive Basin just northwest of Big Sky. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:49:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0561.html 2020-06-16T17:49:33Z Fungus that causes white-nose syndrome found in eastern Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1372.html Samples taken from bridges in three eastern Montana counties have tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1372.html 2020-06-16T16:03:00Z 2020 SuperTag chances are on sale now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3047.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:31:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3047.html 2020-06-15T21:31:37Z What you should know while recreating in goat country http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0560.html Bozeman — Mountain goats live in some of the most remote and precipitous terrain in North America. The challenge and beauty of these places also draw recreationists, who often encounter goats along the way. What people do in these encounters matters, not just for their own safety, but for the health and wildness of the goats. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:30:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0560.html 2020-06-15T21:30:52Z Grizzly bears euthanized near Stryker, Hungry Horse after accessing food attractants http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1371.html Kalispell — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently euthanized three grizzly bears in northwest Montana because the bears were food conditioned and habituated to people. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:30:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1371.html 2020-06-15T21:30:07Z