Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet July 25 in Polson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0185.html Kalispell, MT — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:51:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0185.html 2018-07-18T19:51:53Z Restrictions lifted on most of region’s fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted walk-in restrictions on all but two of its south-central Montana fishing access sites that were flooded earlier this year. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:56:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html 2018-07-17T17:56:52Z Fall sandhill crane applications available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2774.html Permit applications for hunters planning to pursue sandhill cranes in parts of Montana this fall are available from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:07:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2774.html 2018-07-17T15:07:16Z Warmer water leads to higher mortality of walleye that are caught and released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch and release also increases. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html 2018-07-16T18:44:00Z Public comment sought on Dreissenid Mussel Rapid Response Guidelines and Missouri River Containment and Quarantine Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0053.html The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on two documents that would guide the state of Montana’s response to the detection of invasive dreissenid mussels. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0053.html 2018-07-16T18:41:00Z Reser Reservoir being drained, FWP busy trapping and transferring fish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reservoir located approximately 18 miles northwest of Chinook, will be slowly drained throughout the summer due to structural damage at the dam. A small washout was observed this spring, and repair and maintenance to the dam is necessary to avoid a complete loss to the structure. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:18:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html 2018-07-13T22:18:19Z Public comment sought on Dreissenid Mussel Rapid Response Guidelines and Missouri River Containment and Quarantine Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4339.html The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on two documents that would guide the state of Montana’s response to the detection of invasive dreissenid mussels. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:03:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4339.html 2018-07-13T22:03:05Z FWP offers a trio of fun activities in Miles City July 18, 19: Kayaking, lure making and open fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0474.html FWP offers a trio of fun activities in Miles City July 18, 19: Kayaking, lure making and open fishing Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0474.html Marla Prell 2018-07-11T20:55:00Z Hensler Named FWP Region 1 Fisheries Manager http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1145.html Kalispell, MT — Mike Hensler, a longtime fisheries biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is the new regional fisheries manager in northwest Montana. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:33:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1145.html 2018-07-11T18:33:36Z Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop set for Aug. 3-5 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0816.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will host a weekend workshop Aug. 3-5 at Birch Creek Civilian Conservation Corps Camp near Dillon. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:48:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0816.html 2018-07-09T20:48:14Z Most FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites accessible again as waters recede http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1144.html Most of the Fishing Access Sites across Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are accessible again, according to FWP staff. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1144.html Marla Prell 2018-07-09T19:10:00Z Grizzly Bear Captured Near Trego, Euthanized http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1117.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured a male grizzly bear south of Eureka near Trego and euthanized the animal because it was food conditioned and very habituated to people. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:36:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1117.html 2018-07-06T19:36:15Z Meetings Set to Discuss 10-Year Management Plan for Upper Missouri http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1116.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold five information meetings on the planning process for the next 10-year fisheries management plan, covering Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs and the Missouri River between Toston and Holter dams. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:15:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1116.html Bruce Auchly 2018-07-06T18:15:19Z River Access Sites Open Again; Sha-Ron Closed to Vehicles for a Few More Days http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0473.html All west-central Montana fishing access sites (FASs), except for Sha-Ron, just east of Missoula, are once again open to vehicle traffic. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:10:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0473.html 2018-07-06T15:10:19Z Construction Slated for Alberton Gorge’s Cyr Bridge Launch Site July 10-11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0472.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) cautions Alberton Gorge floaters that the boat slide launch at Cyr Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Clark Fork River will be repaired July 10 through July 11, making boater access difficult or impossible during that time. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:32:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0472.html 2018-07-05T21:32:36Z Grizzly Bear Captured South of Condon, Euthanized http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1115.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured a male grizzly bear south of Condon and euthanized the animal because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:53:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1115.html 2018-07-03T22:53:13Z Elk brucellosis working group to hold annual review meeting in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4338.html The elk brucellosis working group will meet in Bozeman July 19 to review the results of last winter's activities. The group was charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:13:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4338.html 2018-07-03T22:13:53Z FWP working with Canadian zoo on placement of orphaned bear cubs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4337.html The three grizzly bear cubs orphaned near Lincoln have likely found a home at one of Canada’s premiere zoos, Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien in Quebec. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 20:36:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4337.html 2018-07-03T20:36:46Z Trapping Advisory Committee to meet July 10 and 11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4336.html The Montana Trapping Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting July 10 and 11 in Helena at the Montana Wild facility, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:59:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4336.html 2018-07-03T19:59:31Z They're sure cute, but please leave young animals alone http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1114.html Each spring, FWP receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1114.html 2018-07-02T22:12:00Z Be prepared for fire danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0262.html Despite a wet spring, our more typical hot and dry summer is on the horizon for Montana, so campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0262.html 2018-07-02T22:10:00Z Register for hunt roster by July 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2773.html Hunters interested in participating in “game-damage” hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have from June 15 to July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2773.html 2018-07-02T22:08:00Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0471.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on July 4 is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0471.html 2018-07-02T22:06:00Z High waters, flooding may impact access to some FWP sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0470.html Recent rains and continuing mountain snowmelt have combined to create high flows and some flooding in waterways across Montana, and in some cases public access has been impacted. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0470.html 2018-07-02T22:02:00Z The Magic of Birds http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0088.html If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:53:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0088.html Bruce Auchly 2018-07-02T21:53:46Z