Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Boaters Must Steer Clear Of Scuba Divers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0331.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters, anglers and others on the water to be on the lookout for scuba divers. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0331.html 2015-09-04T21:40:00Z Applications For Open Water Fishing Contests Due Nov. 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0944.html Applications for open water fishing contests for summer 2016 are due to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by Nov. 1. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0944.html 2015-09-04T21:39:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission Work Session Set For Sept. 18 In Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0180.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will hold a work session on Sept. 18 in Helena to further discuss proposed hunting season guidelines aimed at reducing some elk populations. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0180.html 2015-09-04T21:36:00Z Duck Identification Class At Montana WILD - September 25 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0555.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a class on duck identification at Montana WILD on Sept. 25. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0555.html 2015-09-04T19:40:00Z Living With Wildlife - Grizzly Bears - September 24 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0554.html The first offering in the new "Living with Wildlife" education series Sept. 24 at Montana WILD will focus on grizzly bears. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0554.html 2015-09-04T19:39:00Z Alberton Gorge to Reopen Friday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0168.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites (FASs) on Friday, Sept. 4. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:58:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0168.html 2015-09-03T20:58:12Z Habitat Improvement Important for Wildlife Big and Small http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0773.html Recent habitat improvement work on Fleecer Mountain and Mount Haggin wildlife management areas (WMAs) in southwest Montana is improving vital winter range for deer and elk while also helping protect smaller wildlife species. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0773.html Andrea Jones 2015-09-03T18:23:00Z Hunter Education Classes Scheduled For Some Northwest Montana Communities: students must register online http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0553.html Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:42:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0553.html 2015-09-01T21:42:37Z FWP Asks for Cooperation as Bear Activity Increases http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0552.html Montana FWP Officials are urging people to clean up all bear attractants on their property as bear activity rapidly increases. On Tuesday, FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum and Bear Technician Kylie Jones received 32 calls regarding black bears in conflict with people, ranging from simply eating apples to attempting to break into multiple homes. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:40:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0552.html 2015-09-01T21:40:52Z FWP Looking for Input on 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2316.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. "FWP recognizes that Montana's hunting-season frameworks are important to both the hunting and agricultural communities," said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman in Helena. "The initial online comment system for this scoping process is easy to complete and open to anyone who wants to participate." Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:38:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2316.html 2015-09-01T21:38:18Z Bison Impact Study Comments Due Soon http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0772.html Montanans and others have until Sept. 11 to comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0772.html 2015-09-01T20:53:00Z Aggressive black bear removed from Emerald Hills http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0771.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens removed a black bear from an Emerald Hills neighborhood Tuesday after it lost its wariness around humans and broke into homes. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:34:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0771.html 2015-09-01T20:34:43Z 2015 Montana Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2315.html For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it's all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the chicks, especially a few years in a row, there will be great hunting. Looking back a few years, Montana's seen good hatches and good survival for game birds. So, at a state-wide scale, things should be pretty good for hunters this fall Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2315.html 2015-08-31T17:09:00Z Fire Activity Closes Alberton Gorge Section of Clark Fork River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0166.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River beginning Monday, Aug. 31 between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites due to fire activity. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0166.html 2015-08-31T15:56:00Z Future Fisheries Projects Approved http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0770.html More than $440,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 17 projects to improve Montana fisheries. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0770.html 2015-08-31T15:42:00Z Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved for Youth Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2314.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2314.html 2015-08-28T22:22:00Z Glendive Archery Management Hunt Enters Fifth Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2313.html Cities and towns across the nation face urban wildlife issues. Deer management is one widespread issue that is difficult and contentious to manage in most locations. The city of Glendive took a proactive approach to deer management, adopting a Deer Management Action Plan, approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 2011. Glendive’s plan utilizes hunting with archery equipment as the primary control tool. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2313.html 2015-08-28T22:20:00Z Another Banner Year For Waterfowl Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2311.html Montana waterfowl hunters are in store for yet another year of some of the best duck and goose hunting in the Northwest. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2311.html 2015-08-28T19:21:00Z Still Time To Offer Ideas For 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2310.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters, outfitters, landowners and others there is still time offer ideas and comments to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2310.html 2015-08-28T19:19:00Z Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved For Youth Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4244.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4244.html 2015-08-28T18:25:00Z Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved For Youth Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2312.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2312.html 2015-08-28T18:25:00Z Lower Portion of Beaver Creek in Hill County to be Closed to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0943.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be closing approximately 25 miles of lower Beaver Creek to fishing and bait collection, from September 1st through October 31st, 2015. The closure is taking place as a result of dam repairs on Beaver Creek Dam being conducted by Hill County. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0943.html 2015-08-26T20:43:56Z FWP Seeks Input on 2016 – 2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2309.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2309.html 2015-08-26T19:28:00Z Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Fishing Regulations: Meetings Slated for Missoula and Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0942.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ western regions will host two public meetings to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for March 2016 through February 2017. The meetings take place at the times and dates below: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:47:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0942.html 2015-08-24T22:47:58Z Wildlife Management Area Reopens http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0164.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reopened the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area west of Pompey’s Pillar to the public as the recent Lambert wildfire has been contained. Fire fighters from the Montana DNRC and Worden Fire Department successfully contained and extinguished this fire with the help of a good rain at this site on the night of August 21st. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0164.html Bob Gibson 2015-08-24T21:04:00Z