Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Additional Watercraft Inspection Station Available in Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0046.html Kalispell, MT — Boaters have an additional opportunity to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species with the opening of an additional watercraft inspection station in Kalispell. Fri, 18 May 2018 23:07:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0046.html 2018-05-18T23:07:04Z Portion of Noxon Reservoir Closed Due to Dangerous Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0456.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks on May 18 issued an emergency closure for a portion of Noxon Reservoir in Sanders County due to dangers from high water levels, fast-moving currents and compromised safety infrastructures. Fri, 18 May 2018 22:29:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0456.html 2018-05-18T22:29:11Z Update on Bear Attack in Cabinet Mountains South of Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1092.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has new information about a bear attack that occurred in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. Fri, 18 May 2018 21:00:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1092.html 2018-05-18T21:00:50Z Sun River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0255.html Medicine River Fishing Access Site on the Sun River just downstream of the town of Sun River has been closed due to high water. Fri, 18 May 2018 19:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0255.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-18T19:47:41Z Sun River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0455.html Medicine River Fishing Access Site on the Sun River just downstream of the town of Sun River has been closed due to high water. Fri, 18 May 2018 19:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0455.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-18T19:47:41Z Lockwood bear is a reminder to lock up garbage, attractants http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1091.html At least one black bear that has been hanging around homes east of Lockwood should serve as a reminder for people to keep garbage and other attractants out of the reach of wildlife. Fri, 18 May 2018 15:35:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1091.html 2018-05-18T15:35:33Z Water, Water, Everywhere http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0086.html Water, water, everywhere. You don’t have to be an ancient mariner to see we have plenty of water around us. People are filling sandbags, checking flood insurance policies or waiting for fields to dry up so they can plant. Fri, 18 May 2018 15:14:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0086.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-18T15:14:54Z Investigation Underway into Reported Bear Attack South of Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1090.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are investigating a bear attack in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. Thu, 17 May 2018 21:03:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1090.html 2018-05-17T21:03:36Z High water is dangerous for all boaters – be prepared or don’t go http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0454.html Those who have had to give up and return to shore due to poor boating conditions know it can be a tough decision. Thu, 17 May 2018 16:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0454.html 2018-05-17T16:37:00Z Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet May 23 in Polson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0176.html The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet Wednesday, May 23 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend. Wed, 16 May 2018 23:01:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0176.html 2018-05-16T23:01:56Z High water is dangerous for all boaters – be prepared or don’t go http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0453.html Those who have had to give up and return to shore due to poor boating conditions know it can be a tough decision. Wed, 16 May 2018 19:22:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0453.html 2018-05-16T19:22:56Z FWP encourages folks to “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” May 18 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0452.html This year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is supporting “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day on Friday, May 18. FWP joins boating professionals and enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. Wed, 16 May 2018 19:22:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0452.html 2018-05-16T19:22:02Z Birding 101 for Kids- June 8 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0809.html Join Last Chance Audubon at Montana WILD for Birding 101, on June 8. This program is specifically for students entering grades 5-8 during the 2018-2019 school year. Mon, 14 May 2018 21:57:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0809.html 2018-05-14T21:57:37Z Clark Fork River Closed from Reserve Street to Kona Bridge http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0213.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) closed the Clark Fork River to all recreation today, from Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula to Kona Bridge, due to dangers caused by downed power lines in the river and high-water levels full of hazardous debris. Mon, 14 May 2018 20:49:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0213.html 2018-05-14T20:49:33Z Slots Available for 25th Annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1132.html Kalispell, MT — Registration is open for the 25th annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay. Mon, 14 May 2018 18:40:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1132.html 2018-05-14T18:40:48Z Meeting on Grizzly Bears Set for Loma http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1089.html Prairie grizzly bears and their management by Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be the topic of a May 22 public meeting in Loma. Mon, 14 May 2018 17:28:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1089.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-14T17:28:24Z Blackfoot River Closure from Weigh Station to Clark Fork Confluence Extended http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0254.html The Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Clark Fork River, will not open this Saturday, May 12 as originally planned. Fri, 11 May 2018 19:26:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0254.html 2018-05-11T19:26:09Z Blackfoot River Closure from Weigh Station to Clark Fork Confluence Extended http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0451.html The Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Clark Fork River, will not open this Saturday, May 12 as originally planned. Fri, 11 May 2018 19:26:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0451.html 2018-05-11T19:26:09Z High Water Prompts Closure and Limited Access to Many Western Montana River Access Sites, Council Grove State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/publicLands/nr_0113.html Due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed many fishing access sites (FASs) around west-central Montana today under the direction of the Incident Command for the Missoula flood. Closed sites along the Clark Fork River include Sha-Ron, Kelly Island (all access points), Kona, Deep Creek, and Harpers Bridge FASs, and Council Grove State Park. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:57:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/publicLands/nr_0113.html 2018-05-10T22:57:17Z High Water Prompts Closure and Limited Access to Many Western Montana River Access Sites, Council Grove State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0248.html Due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed many fishing access sites (FASs) around west-central Montana today under the direction of the Incident Command for the Missoula flood. Closed sites along the Clark Fork River include Sha-Ron, Kelly Island (all access points), Kona, Deep Creek, and Harpers Bridge FASs, and Council Grove State Park. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:57:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0248.html 2018-05-10T22:57:17Z Lake Elmo boat ramp unavailable May 23 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0450.html The boat ramp and parking lot at the west end of Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights will be unavailable for part of Wednesday, May 23, because of a kids’ fishing event. Thu, 10 May 2018 20:59:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0450.html 2018-05-10T20:59:39Z Missouri River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0253.html Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls has been closed due to high water. Thu, 10 May 2018 17:11:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0253.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-10T17:11:26Z Missouri River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1130.html Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls has been closed due to high water. Thu, 10 May 2018 17:11:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1130.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-10T17:11:26Z Selway Bridge FAS Closed As Construction Project Begins http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1129.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. Work at the site is anticipated to be complete by June 1, 2018. Thu, 10 May 2018 16:51:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1129.html Andrea Jones 2018-05-10T16:51:27Z Instructors honored at FWP Region 7 Hunter, Bowhunter Education workshop http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0808.html Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 were honored Saturday for their service during the annual spring instructor workshop at Sleep Inn in Miles City. Wed, 09 May 2018 19:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0808.html Marla Prell 2018-05-09T19:46:00Z