Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Public Comment Sought on Reconnecting Hardy Creek to Missouri River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1269.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 seeks public comment on a proposal to reconnect Hardy Creek with the Missouri River near the town of Cascade. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:55:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1269.html Bruce Auchly 2019-09-13T19:55:42Z Special CWD Hunt Planned for Hunting District 400 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2951.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 is scheduling a special chronic wasting disease hunt south of Chester this fall along the Marias River near the Moffat Bridge. The hunt is designed to determine the prevalence of the disease in the area. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:13:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2951.html Bruce Auchly 2019-09-13T19:13:26Z Field Day Courses Added for Online Hunter Education Students http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0883.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 has added two additional field day courses in September for adults who are looking to complete the state’s online hunter education course. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:09:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0883.html Bruce Auchly 2019-09-13T19:09:58Z Turn in poachers - call 1-800-Tip-Mont http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0379.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0379.html 2019-09-12T20:43:00Z Get familiar with this year’s upland game bird program access guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2950.html Upland bird season kicked off Sept. 1, so it's still a good time to dig into this season's hunting access guide. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2950.html 2019-09-12T20:41:00Z Tips for hunters to make the Block Management Program work for them http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2949.html The 2019 Hunting Access Guide is available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2949.html 2019-09-12T20:40:00Z Reminder in the field this hunting season: be a good steward of the land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2948.html Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2948.html 2019-09-12T20:39:00Z Check your license before you head out into the field http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2947.html Don’t wait until opening day to discover your license and carcass tags are faded and need to be replaced. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2947.html 2019-09-12T20:37:00Z 2019 upland gamebird forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2946.html Upland season started Sept. 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 12. All seasons end Jan. 1, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2946.html 2019-09-12T20:34:00Z 2019 big game hunting forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2945.html Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2945.html 2019-09-12T20:33:00Z Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2944.html The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:49:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2944.html 2019-09-12T18:49:28Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2943.html With Montana's bow hunting, which opened Sept. 7, and upland game bird seasons, which opened Sept. 1, remember that slow moving, quiet or game-calling, scented and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state's even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:48:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2943.html 2019-09-12T18:48:23Z 2019 Big game hunting seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2942.html 2019 Big game hunting seasons Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:40:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2942.html 2019-09-12T18:40:46Z Turn in poachers - call 1-800-Tip-Mont http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2941.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:39:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2941.html 2019-09-12T18:39:53Z Four steps for a safe hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2940.html The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:39:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2940.html 2019-09-12T18:39:13Z FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2939.html With fire season underway in Montana, hunters should be keenly aware of the regulations in place in the locations they plan to hunt, at least until the weather begins to cool. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:38:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2939.html 2019-09-12T18:38:12Z 2019/2020 shoulder seasons have started http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2938.html Shoulder season for elk began Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:37:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2938.html 2019-09-12T18:37:25Z Access: Ask early, don’t wait http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2937.html Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities—the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:36:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2937.html 2019-09-12T18:36:37Z Ask first to hunt on private land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2936.html Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:35:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2936.html 2019-09-12T18:35:49Z Hunter bonus points and nonresident preference points available for purchase http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2935.html Hunters who did not apply for this year’s special license drawings or who are new to hunting have until Sept. 30 to purchase bonus points to help in future drawings. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:34:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2935.html 2019-09-12T18:34:49Z Improving Upland Game Bird Habitat and Access http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2934.html To improve habitat for upland game birds, landowners can apply to enroll in a variety of cost-share programs under the Upland Game Bird Habitat Enhancement Program (UGBHEP) to develop, enhance, and conserve Montana's upland game bird habitats. Part of the agreements for these programs is that the land in the project area remains open to reasonable public hunting. Generally, up to 75% of the cost of the landowner's UGBHEP project can be reimbursed. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:34:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2934.html 2019-09-12T18:34:07Z Get familiar with this year’s upland game bird program access guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2933.html Upland bird season kicked off Sept. 1, so it's still a good time to dig into this season's hunting access guide. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:32:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2933.html 2019-09-12T18:32:42Z Tips for hunters to make the Block Management Program work for them http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2932.html The 2019 Hunting Access Guide is available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. 2019 Block Management Area Access Guides and maps are available on the Block Management page of the FWP website and in FWP regional offices Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:21:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2932.html 2019-09-12T18:21:47Z Reminder in the field this hunting season: be a good steward of the land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2931.html Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:20:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2931.html 2019-09-12T18:20:49Z SuperTag lottery is a win-win for hunters and conservation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2930.html Every year, eight lucky hunters win the opportunity for the hunt of a lifetime through FWP’s SuperTag lottery. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:20:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2930.html 2019-09-12T18:20:02Z