Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Paddlefish Harvest Ends on Yellowstone & Lower Missouri Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0916.html PADDLEFISH HARVEST SEASON WILL CLOSE AT INTAKE FISHING ACCESS SITE AND IN THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER AND THE MISSOURI RIVER BELOW FORT PECK DAM EFFECTIVE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0916.html 2015-06-01T20:06:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet June 11 In Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0175.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet June 11 in Helena beginning at 8:30 a.m. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0175.html 2015-06-01T17:51:00Z Montana Wild Programs For June http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0535.html Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0535.html 2015-06-01T15:32:00Z Update: Additional $2,000 Reward Offered in Wolf Poaching Cases http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0236.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Enforcement is investigating two incidents of wolf poaching occurring in southwest Montana in the last month. Fri, 29 May 2015 15:50:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0236.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-29T15:50:17Z Dead Grizzly Bear in the Yaak http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0235.html FWP Game Wardens and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a male grizzly bear at the Yaak Falls Campground. The campground is located approximately five miles up the Yaak Highway. It was reported to FWP on Sunday May 24. The investigation is on-going and no further details can be provided at this time. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:44:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0235.html 2015-05-28T16:44:44Z Information Sought on Dead Grizzly in the Paola Creek Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0234.html On May 20, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Special Agent and MT FWP grizzly bear biologists investigated and retrieved the carcass of an adult female grizzly bear from the Paola Creek area of the Middle Fork of the Flathead Drainage located on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0234.html 2015-05-28T16:43:44Z Hunter Cited for Killing Grizzly Bear http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0233.html A Wisconsin black bear hunter mistakenly shot a male grizzly bear near Spotted Bear on May 16. The hunter thought the animal was a black bear when he shot. The hunter shot the grizzly in the area of the Wilderness Lodge where he was staying. Upon discovering it was a grizzly, the hunter immediately reported the incident to FWP. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:41:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0233.html 2015-05-28T16:41:16Z Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0915.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS) Proposed Improvement draft environmental assessment (EA). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposes to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through Friday, June 12, 2015. Copies of the draft are available at the FWP office, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell; Montana State Library, 1515 E 6th Ave., Helena; FWP State Headquarters, 1420 E 6th Ave., Helena; the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov under Submit Public Comment, then Fishing, then Public Notices-Fishing; and available for viewing at local libraries. Contact person: R-1 FAS Manager Tony Powell at (406) 751-5423 or e-mail to tpowell@mt.gov. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:36:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0915.html 2015-05-28T16:36:53Z Slots Available for Fishing without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0914.html The 21st annual Fishing without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 11. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Hidden Harbor provides boat launching and Woods Bay RV Park and Campground provides picnic facilities. There are slots available for anglers with disabilities, especially for anglers under 18 years of age. To register, call FWP at 752-5501. The event includes a special barbeque and a lake trout fish fry. There will also be lots of prizes. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0914.html 2015-05-28T16:35:42Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on June 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0534.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, June 1 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues. The FWP Region One Citizen Advisory Committee is a volunteer group that meets several times per year to advise FWP on programs and activities. The public is invited to attend CAC meetings. There are CAC groups in every FWP Region. For more information, call FWP at 752-5501. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:34:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0534.html 2015-05-28T16:34:24Z Spring Black Bear Season To Close To In BMU 520 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1010.html The hunting of all black bears in the Bear Management Unit 520, which include portions of Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1010.html 2015-05-26T14:10:00Z FWP Embarks on New Mountain Lion Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0749.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a statewide management plan for mountain lions and is seeking the public's help identifying issues of concern. Thu, 21 May 2015 20:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0749.html 2015-05-21T20:42:00Z Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html 2015-05-20T19:14:00Z Here Come the Young http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0064.html Right now in a coulee, sagebrush flat or wheat field near you lays a newborn antelope fawn. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0064.html 2015-05-20T17:37:00Z Manners Matter - How To Share The River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0314.html Montana's welcoming summer waters annually draw anglers, hikers, wildlife viewers, campers, floaters and boaters into the outdoors because it's still easy to have a great summer experience on Montana's rivers. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0314.html 2015-05-20T17:32:00Z Keep Safe On The Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0313.html Summer days on the water with family and friends are ahead. Here’s a primer on how to keep those days safe and fun for the entire crew. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0313.html 2015-05-20T17:29:00Z Boating Safety Is As Easy As 1-2-3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0312.html As the summer boating season begins, FWP urges all boaters to follow three basic rules on the water: Wed, 20 May 2015 17:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0312.html 2015-05-20T17:28:00Z FWP Embarks On New Mountain Lion Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0748.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a statewide management plan for mountain lions and is seeking the public's help identifying issues of concern. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0748.html 2015-05-20T17:17:00Z Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop At AIS Inspection Stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4218.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4218.html 2015-05-20T17:14:00Z Comment Sought on Proposed Trail on Blackleaf WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2238.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a draft environmental assessment on a proposed trail on the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area west of Bynum on the Rocky Mountain Front. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2238.html Bruce Auchly 2015-05-20T16:36:00Z Front Bighorn Population Drop Leads to Quota Questions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2203.html With the Sun River bighorn sheep herd declining by more than half in five years, state wildlife biologists are trying to figure out how that will affect hunting licenses, what it means for the animals’ long-term future and what’s causing the drop. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:33:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2203.html Bruce Auchly 2015-05-20T16:33:36Z Nature Journaling Workshop in Helena June 14 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0533.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) will offer a nature journaling workshop Sunday, June 14, at the Montana Wild Education Center in Helena, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed, 20 May 2015 15:23:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0533.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-20T15:23:53Z National Park Service and State of Montana to hold public meetings to discuss new Bison Management Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0747.html The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (State) have set the dates for three public scoping meetings in southwest Montana related to the development of a new Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Meetings will be held in Bozeman on June 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Gardiner on June 3 at the Gardiner School, and West Yellowstone on June 4 at the Holiday Inn. Each meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and have an identical agenda. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:01:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0747.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-19T19:01:10Z Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html Steve Dalbey 2015-05-18T18:00:00Z Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4217.html The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4217.html Steve Dalbey 2015-05-18T18:00:00Z