Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en Spring Black Bear Season To Close In Bear Management Unit 700 By order of the Montana Fish &Wildlife Commission, the hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 700 will close one-half hour after sunset on Monday, April 21, 2014. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:25:00 GMT 2014-04-21T14:25:00Z Personal Pontoon Boat Instruction at Montana Wild May 1 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Float Smart instructor T. E. Lewis will offer a free program about personal pontoon boats May 1 at Montana Wild. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:28:00 GMT 2014-04-18T15:28:00Z Sign up online for Ulm bowhunter education class A bowhunter education course has been set for Ulm and signup is now online. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:14:43 GMT Bruce Auchly 2014-04-15T20:14:43Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on April 16 The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on April 16 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting, CAC members will pass along advice on issues of concerns and hear a report on Swan Lake Fisheries. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMT 2014-04-15T17:15:00Z Private Land/Public Wildlife Council To Meet In Billings The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet April 23-24 in Billings at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:11:00 GMT 2014-04-15T14:11:00Z Region 7 FWP Seeks Addtional Applicants for Citizens' Advisory Committee MILES CITY—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 7 is again accepting applications to reinstate an active Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) in southeast Montana. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:02:15 GMT Cathy Stewart 2014-04-14T22:02:15Z Second Bison Discussion In Lewistown Is Canceled State wildlife officials canceled a planned discussion that was to take place in Lewistown Tuesday and Wednesday on a bison conservation and management plan for Montana. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:06:00 GMT 2014-04-14T14:06:00Z Time to Catch a Rainbow Want a fishing tip? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:02:00 GMT 2014-04-11T20:02:00Z Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft EA Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft Environmental Assessment (Lincoln County, T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31). Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:01:13 GMT 2014-04-11T20:01:13Z Fisheries Sampling on Noxon Reservoir Begins in April FWP will be initiating walleye research on Noxon Reservoir beginning in early April. Biologists will collect data to determine population demographics, reproductive potential, dietary habits and PCB concentrations within edible portions of walleye. The information will be used in the revised draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and determine if additional consumption advisories are necessary for Noxon’s sport fish. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:59:51 GMT 2014-04-11T19:59:51Z Mountain Biking Workshop - June 28-29 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a mountain biking workshop June 28-29 near Whitefish. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:59:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:59:00Z Grizzly Captured near Eureka, Released in Glacier National Park According to FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum, a 6 year old 340-pound male grizzly bear was captured on April 6 south of Eureka. FWP was assisted by USDA Wildlife Services personnel in capturing the grizzly. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:58:03 GMT 2014-04-11T19:58:03Z BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR NORTHWEST MONTANA Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a horse packing workshop May 4 near Columbia Falls. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:55:46 GMT 2014-04-11T19:55:46Z Firearms Shooting Workshop - May 17 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a firearms shooting workshop May 17 in Billings. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:55:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:55:00Z Horse Packing Workshop - May 4 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a horse packing workshop May 4 near Columbia Falls. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:52:00Z Get Ready To Fish Small Streams On May 17 As always, most Montana's small streams will open for fishing on the third Saturday of May, which is May 17 this year. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:51:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:51:00Z Keep Montana Wildlife Wild - If You Care, Leave Them There Montana laws prohibit the capture, feeding, possession and harassment of wildlife—both game and nongame species—necessary in part to curb the urge to "help" newborn wildlife. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:49:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:49:00Z Last Chance To Snag A Tax Benefit Montana's tax-return forms due April 15 can help Montana's wild creatures as you snag yourself a tax benefit. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:48:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:48:00Z Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:47:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:47:00Z Bitterroot Closed to Floating from Woodside to Tucker FAS Due to Flow Conditions at Supply Ditch Diversion Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks put an emergency rule in place today that closes the Bitterroot River near Corvallis to all floating from Woodside to Tucker Fishing Access Sites due to flow conditions that make portage around the Supply Ditch Diversion Dam very difficult. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:39:35 GMT 2014-04-11T19:39:35Z Hunting Permit Drawing Results Available Soon The anticipation of thousands of Montana's hopeful deer and elk hunters is nearly over. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:38:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:38:00Z Montana's Special Drawing Deadlines Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 2 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:37:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:37:00Z 2014 SuperTag Chances On Sale Now Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:35:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:35:00Z Spring Turkey Season Begins April 12 Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins Saturday, April 12. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online. The application deadline for western Montana's spring gobbler season permits has passed. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:34:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:34:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Opens April 15 Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens Tuesday, April 15. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:33:00 GMT 2014-04-11T19:33:00Z