Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP proposes small closure in Beattie Gulch for bison hunting http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4346.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to close a small portion of HD 385 in Beattie Gulch near Gardiner and on the border of Yellowstone National Park to bison hunting due to safety concerns. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:12:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4346.html 2018-09-21T15:12:50Z Game Wardens Investigate Illegally Killed Deer, Elk Near Whitefish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0354.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is investigating two illegally killed animals west of Whitefish and is seeking information from the public. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:14:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0354.html 2018-09-20T22:14:44Z Fish & Wildlife Commission accepting applications for Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4341.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is accepting comment on and applications for the proposed independent Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4341.html 2018-09-20T21:25:00Z Gov. Steve Bullock announces 2018 Montana Neighbor Awards http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4345.html A farmer from Lewistown and ranchers from Dillon were recognized Monday, Sept. 17, as the recipients of the 2018 Montana Neighbor Awards. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:24:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4345.html 2018-09-20T21:24:13Z FWP sets special archery deer hunt at Roundup http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2812.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup to reduce the number of mule deer in town. Special tags for the hunt go on sale on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5 a.m. Oct. 2, 2018, online or at any license dealer. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:14:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2812.html 2018-09-20T21:14:27Z Divers search for adult invasive mussels in Tiber http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4344.html Divers searched for adult aquatic invasive mussels at Tiber Reservoir last week but found none. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:14:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4344.html 2018-09-20T21:14:22Z AIS watercraft inspections stations reduce hours http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4343.html Labor Day weekend marked the conclusion of the summer boating season in Montana. With the decrease in boating traffic, some watercraft inspection stations are reducing hours or closing for the season. To find a watercraft inspection station, go to www.cleandraindrymt.com. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:13:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4343.html 2018-09-20T21:13:39Z Montana Tales and Trails: Feeling Strong? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4342.html Recently, I watched a Cooper’s hawk take off from a rural, gravel road, clutching a dead meadowlark in its talons. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:12:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4342.html Bruce Auchly 2018-09-20T21:12:12Z Feeling Strong? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0090.html Feeling strong? Recently, I watched a Cooper’s hawk take off from a rural, gravel road, clutching a dead meadowlark in its talons. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:07:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0090.html Bruce Auchly 2018-09-20T20:07:04Z Tips for hunters to make Block Management Program work for them http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2811.html The 2018 Hunting Access Guide is now available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2811.html 2018-09-20T14:44:00Z Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives Administrative Rule Out for Public Comment; Public hearing scheduled in Missoula September 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1140.html A proposed administrative rule that would provide a regulatory framework for grizzly bear population objectives in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) is out for public comment through Friday, Oct. 26. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:55:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1140.html 2018-09-19T20:55:02Z Watercraft in Montana still need to be inspected http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0060.html Many folks have transitioned from “fishing season” to “hunting season,” but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind watercraft users that “inspection season” is not over. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0060.html Marc Kloker 2018-09-19T18:49:00Z Fire restrictions lifted at FWP sites in Treasure County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Effective Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County will rescind its Stage 1 fire restrictions. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Marla Prell 2018-09-19T18:46:00Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2810.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2810.html 2018-09-19T16:02:00Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2809.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:57:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2809.html 2018-09-18T21:57:15Z FWP to hold public meetings on additions to Canyon Creek WMA in Helena Sept. 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1139.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold public hearings in Helena on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room at the FWP Headquarters, 1420 E. 6th Ave., to discuss two proposed acquisitions to the Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area and to take public comment. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:56:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1139.html 2018-09-18T21:56:09Z Montana FWP will present waterfowl identification workshop in Glasgow http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1138.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks will present a waterfowl identification workshop on Tues., Sept. 25, in Glasgow. This class is free, open to all ages, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Event Center upstairs mezzanine. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1138.html Marc Kloker 2018-09-18T18:25:00Z Grizzly Bear Killed in Train Collision Near West Glacier http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1137.html Kalispell, MT — A male grizzly bear was killed in a train collision earlier this week on the railroad tracks near West Glacier. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:25:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1137.html 2018-09-14T19:25:49Z Hunter bonus points & nonresident preference points available for purchase until Sept. 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.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. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.html 2018-09-12T15:16:00Z No Evidence of Bear Attack Near Eureka http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1136.html Kalispell, MT — Law enforcement authorities, including Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, responded to a report of a possible bear attack near Eureka on Monday morning but did not find any evidence of an attack or identify any injured individuals. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:37:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1136.html 2018-09-10T20:37:54Z FWP to Hold Public Info Session in Missoula on CWD http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1135.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is hosting a public information session in Missoula on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and planned surveillance efforts for the upcoming hunting season. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:35:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1135.html 2018-09-10T20:35:44Z Management Actions Involving Grizzly Bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1134.html Kalispell, MT — Here’s an update of recent management actions involving grizzly bears in Region 1 (northwest Montana). The huckleberry crop appears to be downsized this fall while other berry crops are average but located in lower elevations, bringing bears down into the valley floors before denning season. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:56:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1134.html 2018-09-07T16:56:36Z Hunters must be aware of CWD restrictions this hunting season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2807.html With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2807.html 2018-09-07T15:52:00Z Hunters must be aware of CWD restrictions this hunting season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2806.html With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:12:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2806.html 2018-09-06T18:12:26Z Bear Awareness Update http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0824.html Do you trail run or mountain bike? Hike or backpack? Camp, hunt or fish? Float or trail ride? Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:02:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0824.html 2018-09-06T17:02:33Z