Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Grizzly Bear Captured Along Marias River, Euthanized Due to Food Conditioning, Livestock Depredations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1248.html Great Falls, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a young male grizzly bear on July 19 along the Marias River near the inlet of Tiber Dam due to food conditioning and sheep depredations. The action followed protocol under the Endangered Species Act and under authority of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:43:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1248.html 2019-07-19T23:43:05Z Libby Chronic Wasting Disease Detection: Incident Command Team Update http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2909.html Through July 19, samples from five white-tailed deer in the Libby area are positive for chronic wasting disease. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:02:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2909.html 2019-07-19T23:02:51Z FWP Proposes to Remove Non-native Trout Species in Upper Swan River Tributary http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1213.html Kalispell, MT — In an effort to boost native westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to remove non-native trout species in Cooney Creek, a tributary of the upper Swan River in northwest Montana. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:50:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1213.html 2019-07-19T22:50:29Z Grizzly Bear Euthanized After History of Searching for Food Near Homes and Recreation Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1247.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a male grizzly bear today, following a history of breaking into outbuildings and dumpsters and pursuing other attractants around homes and recreation areas, most recently in the Seeley Lake area. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:51:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1247.html 2019-07-18T21:51:26Z Brucellosis work group to meet in Bozeman July 25 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1246.html The work group originally charged in 2012 with developing guidelines for elk management in areas with brucellosis will meet July 25 at the FWP Region 3 Headquarters in Bozeman. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:59:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1246.html 2019-07-18T15:59:19Z Grizzly Bear Detected on Montana Side of the Bitterroots http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1245.html A male grizzly bear with a GPS tracking collar was detected in a remote area of Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest about 15 miles west of Stevensville before moving back into Idaho early this week. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:30:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1245.html 2019-07-17T22:30:43Z Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is re-introduced http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4356.html Montana would get a significant boost from Congress with a new piece of bipartisan legislation introduced last Friday. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:11:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4356.html 2019-07-17T17:11:36Z Black bear euthanized due to multiple conflicts in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1244.html A black bear was humanely euthanized this week after multiple conflicts with humans and livestock in Bozeman. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:22:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1244.html 2019-07-12T19:22:06Z Grey Bear Fishing Access Site to close for road repair http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1212.html – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close part of its Grey Bear Fishing Access Site west of Big Timber starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to facilitate drainage and access. Current plans call for the temporary emergency closure to last through Thursday, July 18, 2019. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:24:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1212.html 2019-07-12T17:24:39Z Summer Hunter Education courses offered throughout southwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0874.html Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses have been scheduled in several locations throughout southwestern Montana this summer. Registration has opened for many of those courses. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:54:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0874.html 2019-07-11T18:54:44Z Voyagers Rest reopens; Bundy Bridge boat ramp unusable http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1211.html One Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access site on the Yellowstone River east of Billings reopened to vehicle traffic this week while the boat launch at another is unusable because of a changing river channel. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:51:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1211.html 2019-07-11T13:51:11Z FWP Recommends Approval of Conservation Easement to Protect Over 22,000 Acres Near Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1243.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is recommending the Fish and Wildlife Commission approve the purchase of a conservation easement on the Kootenai Forestlands Conservation Project in Lincoln County. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:42:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1243.html 2019-07-09T20:42:40Z FWP reminds boaters of hazardous river conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0525.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters to use caution everywhere they recreate. Boating, while enjoyable, is inherently dangerous. Boaters and other people who recreate on Montana’s waterbodies do so at their own risk. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0525.html 2019-07-09T20:23:00Z FWP to Host Public Information Meetings on CWD in Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1242.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting upcoming public information meetings to provide an update on chronic wasting disease detections in Libby. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:38:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1242.html 2019-07-09T17:38:33Z FWP reminds boaters of hazardous river conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0524.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters to use caution everywhere they recreate. Boating, while enjoyable, is inherently dangerous. Boaters and other people who recreate on Montana’s waterbodies do so at their own risk. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:26:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0524.html 2019-07-09T17:26:15Z F & W Commission accepting public comment on ARM rule proposals pertaining to two-way communication, kill site verification, and tagging of carcasses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2908.html At its June 19 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed to adopt an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting, an administrative rule pertaining to animal kill site verification, and proposed to repeal administrative rule 12.6.301 pertaining to tagging of carcasses. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 22:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2908.html 2019-07-08T22:18:00Z Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2907.html Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2907.html 2019-07-08T19:49:00Z F & W Commission accepting public comment on ARM rule proposals pertaining to two-way communication, kill site verification, and tagging of carcasses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0257.html At its June 19 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed to adopt an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting, an administrative rule pertaining to animal kill site verification, and proposed to repeal administrative rule 12.6.301 pertaining to tagging of carcasses. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:42:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0257.html 2019-07-08T19:42:51Z Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2906.html Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations, and hard copies will be available soon at license providers. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:53:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2906.html 2019-07-08T16:53:30Z Three Additional Deer Suspected Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1241.html Kalispell, MT — Samples from three additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:00:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1241.html 2019-07-04T00:00:22Z Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2905.html The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2905.html 2019-07-03T14:39:00Z No fireworks allowed at Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0523.html Visiting a Montana Fishing Access Site on the July 4 holiday is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home, please. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0523.html Marla Prell 2019-07-02T16:38:00Z Donations to wolf mitigation account being accepted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4355.html Beginning July 1, donations to the voluntary wolf mitigation account will be accepted through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Those interested can submit a donation two ways: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:27:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4355.html 2019-07-01T22:27:22Z FWP, Capital Sports to host paddle fest on July 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0873.html Curious about kayaking or stand up paddle boards? Mon, 01 Jul 2019 20:33:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0873.html 2019-07-01T20:33:19Z FWP, Capital Sports to host paddle fest on July 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0522.html Curious about kayaking or stand up paddle boards? Mon, 01 Jul 2019 20:33:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0522.html 2019-07-01T20:33:19Z