Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 Elk Population in the Elkhorns Measured by Air, Phone & Teeth http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0746.html The Elkhorn Mountain Range – spanning 300,000 acres of west-central Montana –is an area revered by hunters (both locally and around the world) for its trophy bull elk population and public accessibility. Mon, 18 May 2015 15:05:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0746.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-18T15:05:36Z Comment Period Extended on Tendoy Sheep Depopulation Proposal http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0745.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has extended the public comment period related to a proposal to depopulate the Tendoy Mountains bighorn sheep herd to May 22. Thu, 14 May 2015 21:46:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0745.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-14T21:46:09Z Proposal would restore pure-strain cutthroats to Soda Butte drainage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0744.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, along with a coalition of state and federal agencies, has proposed a project to remove non-native and hybrid fish from creeks near the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and replace them with pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Thu, 14 May 2015 19:44:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0744.html 2015-05-14T19:44:36Z IF YOU CARE---LEAVE THEM THERE http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0743.html Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. "If you care, leave them there," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Thu, 14 May 2015 15:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0743.html 2015-05-14T15:43:00Z Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Spring Workshops http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0532.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer. Wed, 13 May 2015 15:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0532.html 2015-05-13T15:33:00Z Region 3 Open Houses Set to Discuss 2016-2019 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a number of public open house meetings statewide this month to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. In Region 3, meetings have been set for both Bozeman and Butte. Wed, 13 May 2015 14:56:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-13T14:56:53Z If You Care---Leave Them There http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4216.html Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. Tue, 12 May 2015 17:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4216.html 2015-05-12T17:13:00Z Women’s shooting workshop is June 13 in Lewistown http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0531.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a firearms shooting workshop for women June 13 in Lewistown. Mon, 11 May 2015 14:55:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0531.html 2015-05-11T14:55:09Z Flathead River Creel Survey Underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting an angler use (creel) survey this year on the Flathead River from the confluence of the North and Middle forks (Blankenship Bridge) down to Flathead Lake. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:13:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html 2015-05-08T21:13:37Z Angler Creel Survey Underway in the Lower Clark Fork http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Avista will be conducting a creel survey this year on Noxon and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs, as well as the Bull River in the lower Clark Fork River drainage. Fishing pressure has increased dramatically on these reservoirs since the last time an angler survey was conducted in 1994. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:12:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html 2015-05-08T21:12:31Z Open House on Fishing Regulations scheduled in Libby for Wednesday, May 13 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house on fishing regulations on Wednesday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m., in the Ponderosa Room at City Hall in Libby. At the meeting, FWP will provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:11:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html 2015-05-08T21:11:38Z