Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Weather Plays Role in Opening-Weekend Hunting Success in South Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2200.html Weather in south central Montana played a big role in the opening day of the 2014 general big game season. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2200.html 2014-10-30T16:34:07Z Public Forum Planned with Region 3 Supervisor Candidates http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0703.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites the public to attend Region 3’s Supervisor candidate forum on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman (1325 N. 7th Ave). Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:10:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0703.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-29T15:10:05Z Two Young Grizzlies Relocated in Southwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0702.html Two young grizzly bears were captured in the Gardiner area within the last week and relocated. The bears were female, siblings, and about two years old Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:34:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0702.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-29T14:34:43Z Hunting Experience Positive in Southeastern Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2199.html MILES CITY--Hunters stopping at various Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations throughout southeastern Montana consistently report having a positive experience and an increase in the number of antelope, deer and elk observed during their hunt compared to last year. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2199.html 2014-10-28T20:20:00Z Hunters Be Cautious While Hunting Near Marias Pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4197.html A wounded grizzly bear in HD 415 near Marias Pass is cause for hunters to take extra caution while hunting and removing animals from the field. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4197.html 2014-10-28T19:20:00Z Hunters Be Cautious While Hunting Near Marias Pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4111.html A wounded grizzly bear in HD 415 near Marias Pass is cause for hunters to take extra caution while hunting and removing animals from the field. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4111.html 2014-10-28T19:20:00Z Hunter Numbers and Harvest Up On Opening Weekend in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2198.html Opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers, with more big game animals harvested than in last season’s opener. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:37:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2198.html 2014-10-27T20:37:06Z Public Meeting for FWP Region One Supervisor Candidates Set for November 6 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0047.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a meeting and forum on Thursday, November 6 to give members of the public an opportunity to meet several candidates for the open position of FWP Region One Supervisor in Kalispell. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:52:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0047.html 2014-10-27T19:52:51Z Solid Opener for Whitetail Deer in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2197.html Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,154 hunters checked 150 white-tailed deer (123 of these were bucks), 33 mule deer, and 11 elk for a 6.2 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares with a 4.1 percent rate of hunters with game last year at the check stations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:50:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2197.html 2014-10-27T19:50:09Z Region 3 Opening Weekend Hunting Numbers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2196.html Montana’s general deer and elk season got underway Saturday with warm conditions greeting most hunters and some seeing their first day hampered by dense fog. On Sunday, hunters met colder conditions and freezing rain and snow at higher elevations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:24:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2196.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-27T18:24:07Z Opening of Big Game Season Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2195.html Hunters hit the Rocky Mountain Front for the opening weekend of Montana’s general big game season and took home fewer elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to the past four years. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2195.html 2014-10-27T17:47:00Z Public Comment Extended on Marias River WMA Access Agreement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0701.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the FWP Commission have extended the public comment period for a proposed settlement agreement that would provide public access to the Marias River Wildlife Management Area south of Shelby. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0701.html 2014-10-27T17:46:00Z FWP Approves Proposed Fur Farm Near Roy http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0700.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved and issued a license to a commercial fur farm southwest of Roy. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0700.html 2014-10-27T17:43:00Z Illegal Walleye Introduction Discovered in Bynum Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0205.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists have discovered illegally introduced walleye in Bynum Reservoir along the Rocky Mountain Front. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0205.html 2014-10-27T17:41:00Z Big Hole Trout Monitored for Fungal Infection http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0699.html After reports to Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) early last week of dead brown trout in the Big Hole River with a fungal infection, FWP crews have been closely monitoring the area affected. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:01:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0699.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-24T17:01:39Z Fall Reconstruction Complete at Black Bridge FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0304.html Long awaited latrine replacement and additional road work at Black Bridge Fishing Access Site near Glendive has been completed. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0304.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-23T18:46:00Z Wardens Looking for Tips on Vandalism Case http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0204.html Officers with FWP and DNRC are asking for help in finding the individuals responsible for $6,000 in damage to State property on the Swan State Forest. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0204.html 2014-10-23T16:42:28Z FWP Makes Decision on Pine Grove Pond FAS Addition http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. The proposed addition would access nearly 750 feet of river shore. The Flathead Land Trust Initiated the project to add the additional acreage to enhance this popular community asset by ensuring the undeveloped land will remain as open space and continue to function as forested riparian habitat Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html 2014-10-23T16:40:18Z Two Men sentenced in deer poaching case http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0203.html Levi Anderson and Hadyn Johnson of Kalispell were both sentenced in Flathead County Justice court recently for poaching 10 whitetail deer in the Farm-to-Market area north of Kalispell in December of 2013. The deer were shot at night, after the general season had ended and left to waste. Levi Anderson pled guilty and was fined $4350, ordered to pay $600 in restitution, and lost his privileges to hunt, fish, and trap in Montana and 44 states in the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact (IWVC) for 10 years. Johnson also pled guilty and was fined $2,100, and ordered to pay $2,100 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges for 20 years in Montana and all states in the IWVC. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:39:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0203.html 2014-10-23T16:39:06Z Wardens Looking for Tips on Deer Poaching Cases http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0202.html Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Game Wardens are seeking information related to illegal killing and wasting of numerous deer along the entire length of Farm to Market Road and west of Kalispell towards Kila. Most of the activity is occurring at night presumably with the aid of artificial light (spotlight). Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-TIPMONT. You can remain anonymous and anyone with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0202.html 2014-10-23T16:38:10Z FWP SEEKING COMMENTS ON PINE GROVE POND FAS PROPOSED SOUTH ADDITION ACQUISITION http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html 2014-10-23T16:36:35Z Improvements Underway at Island Lake FAS near Marion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html Construction activities will begin at Island Lake Fishing Access Site near Marion on October 13thand will continue until November 21st. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:32:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html 2014-10-23T16:32:28Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2194.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:29:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2194.html 2014-10-23T16:29:16Z Montanans Win Prestigious Conservation Award For Grayling Restoration http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4196.html A group of Montanans who helped lead conservation and restoration projects in the Big Hole River Valley in southwestern Montana were among those who recently won the prestigious Ernest Thompson Seton Award for leadership in promoting the benefits of scientific fish and wildlife management. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4196.html 2014-10-21T21:45:00Z FWP To Host Discussion On Fish And Wildlife Management Contributions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4195.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a day-long meeting in Helena on Oct. 28 to explore common interests in wildlife conservation and management. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4195.html 2014-10-21T21:43:00Z