Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en AIS worshops for natural resource educators http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0072.html Natural resource professionals and conservation organizations are invited to a one-day workshop about teaching aquatic invasive species to youth. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Montana Department of Natural Resources are co-hosting three workshops in June. Workshops will be held in Kalispell on June 21, Billings on June 25 and Butte on June 27. Fri, 24 May 2019 18:41:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0072.html 2019-05-24T18:41:32Z FWP offers free water recreation safety workshop in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0516.html As temperatures rise and spring runoff continues, wardens with Region 3 of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a water recreation safety workshop in Bozeman. Thu, 23 May 2019 15:52:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0516.html 2019-05-23T15:52:41Z The Strange Power of Antlers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0099.html What is it about shed antlers that annually turns grownups into raving lunatics? Wed, 22 May 2019 22:11:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/talesAndTrails/nr_0099.html Bruce Auchly 2019-05-22T22:11:16Z Montana WILD to offer youth wildlife biology programs in July in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0866.html Youths ages 9 and older will have the opportunity to learn the roles of biologists during a series of wildlife programs at Montana WILD in July. The free programs are on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and will focus on the birds, fish and aquatic insects that live at Spring Meadow Lake. Wed, 22 May 2019 22:05:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0866.html 2019-05-22T22:05:53Z Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1221.html Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. Tue, 21 May 2019 14:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1221.html 2019-05-21T14:58:00Z Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1220.html Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. Fri, 17 May 2019 20:44:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1220.html 2019-05-17T20:44:32Z Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4350.html Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. Fri, 17 May 2019 20:44:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4350.html 2019-05-17T20:44:32Z New boat ramp installed at Highway 89 Bridge Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1198.html A new boat ramp has been installed at the Highway 89 Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River east of Livingston, replacing the old ramp. Fri, 17 May 2019 16:24:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1198.html 2019-05-17T16:24:24Z Whitefish Lake Watershed Project Earns International Honors for Conservation, Collaboration http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1219.html Kalispell, MT — A collaborative effort between state and federal agencies, conservation groups, timber and energy companies, and a public land trust to acquire and conserve 13,398 in northwest Montana has received international recognition and accolades. Fri, 17 May 2019 16:14:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1219.html 2019-05-17T16:14:31Z Corvallis High School Students Win FWP & Inspired Classroom Grizzly Bear Challenge http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0867.html This spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Inspired Classroom offered a statewide distance learning program, The Grizzly Bear Challenge, to high school students and teachers. The program involved asking Montana students to share their ideas about managing this magnificent but complex and, at times, controversial predator. The program encouraged youth to learn about the public comment process, providing input and taking part in managing our state’s fish and wildlife. Thu, 16 May 2019 21:29:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0867.html 2019-05-16T21:29:17Z Paddlefish season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri starts May 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1197.html The 2019 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers will start on Wednesday, May 15. Mon, 13 May 2019 22:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1197.html 2019-05-13T22:13:00Z Bear awareness update to be offered May 29 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0865.html Do you trail run or mountain bike? Hike or backpack? Camp, hunt or fish? Float or trail ride? Mon, 13 May 2019 21:50:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0865.html 2019-05-13T21:50:44Z Grizzly Bear Euthanized After Repeated Attempts to Access Grain in Blackfoot Valley http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1218.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a sub-adult male grizzly bear in the Blackfoot Valley on Sunday, May 12 immediately following repeated break-ins to a barn to access grain. Mon, 13 May 2019 21:35:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1218.html 2019-05-13T21:35:42Z Please Stop Tagging Walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1217.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is again asking the person responsible for putting plastic Zip Ties into the jaws of Missouri River walleye to stop. Fri, 10 May 2019 18:07:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1217.html Bruce Auchly 2019-05-10T18:07:22Z Indian Fort fishing access site reopens to vehicles http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1196.html Indian Fort Fishing Access Site at on the Yellowstone River at Reed Point has reopened to vehicle traffic after Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks crews repaired damage done by a rockslide. Thu, 09 May 2019 21:25:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1196.html 2019-05-09T21:25:52Z Fishing regulations scoping survey available online http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1195.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites anglers and other interested parties to participate in a survey regarding changes to the 2020 fishing regulations. The survey is available at http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/publicComments/regsScoping.html. Thu, 09 May 2019 19:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1195.html 2019-05-09T19:42:00Z Watercraft inspection stations to open in southwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0071.html Several watercraft inspection stations in southwest Montana will soon become operative for the 2019 boating season. Thu, 09 May 2019 17:52:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/ais/nr_0071.html 2019-05-09T17:52:37Z Fishing regulations scoping survey available online http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1194.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites anglers and other interested parties to participate in a survey regarding changes to the 2020 fishing regulations. The survey is available at http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/publicComments/regsScoping.html. Thu, 09 May 2019 16:42:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1194.html 2019-05-09T16:42:04Z Start planning for a WHIP grant application http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1214.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages prospective Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) grant applicants to start planning now. The grant application period will be open from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 2019, to be considered for funding in 2020. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1214.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z Technical issues affect online license sales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2899.html Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2899.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z New law allows recovery of bighorn sheep skulls, horns http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2900.html With the passage of Senate Bill 344 into law, it is now legal to pick up and possess the skulls and horns of bighorn sheep that died of natural causes. Those who recover horns and/or skulls must report the find to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks within 48 hours and present it to FWP for inspection and plugging within 10 days. The fee for inspection and plugging is $25. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2900.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z Wear your life jacket to work day is May 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0514.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will join boating professionals and outdoor enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work on Friday, May 17, for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0514.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z Start planning for a WHIP grant application http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1216.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages prospective Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) grant applicants to start planning now. Tue, 07 May 2019 22:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1216.html 2019-05-07T22:36:00Z Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is May 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0515.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will join boating professionals and outdoor enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work on Friday, May 17, for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Tue, 07 May 2019 22:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0515.html 2019-05-07T22:35:00Z New law allows recovery of bighorn sheep skulls, horns http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1215.html With the passage of Senate Bill 344 into law, it is now legal to pick up and possess the skulls and horns of bighorn sheep that died of natural causes. Tue, 07 May 2019 22:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1215.html 2019-05-07T22:34:00Z