Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Oregon Man Found Guilty of Purchasing and Using Montana Resident Hunting Licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0222.html Eric S. Oman, 52, of Portland, Ore. was recently found guilty of violations involving the purchase and use of illegally obtained resident licenses. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:18:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0222.html Marc Kloker 2015-01-23T23:18:48Z Nonresident Hunters Found Guilty of Purchasing and Using Montana Resident Hunting Licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0221.html Ronald Morris, 60, and Bernell Morris, 59, of Phoenix, were recently found guilty of violations involving the purchase and use of illegally obtained resident licenses. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:16:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0221.html Marc Kloker 2015-01-23T23:16:49Z FWP Region 6 Launches Facebook Page http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0494.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 is joining the world of social media. Marc Kloker, Region 6 Information and Education Program Manager, recently launched a Facebook page dedicated to the region: www.facebook.com/MontanaFWP.R6 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:13:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0494.html Marc Kloker 2015-01-23T23:13:21Z Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Fee Rule Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0167.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on two sets of rules related to fees charged at state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas for commercial and non-commercial uses. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0167.html 2015-01-23T17:11:00Z New Hunt & Fish Licenses; Deer & Elk Permit Applications Available January 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4201.html Montana's new 2015 hunting and fishing year begins March 1. Licenses will go on sale—and applications for resident and nonresident deer and elk hunting permits will be available—Jan. 26. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4201.html 2015-01-23T16:54:00Z Comment Sought on FAS Seasonal Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0723.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to approve a seasonal closure for a fishing access site on the Missouri River near Great Falls to control illegal activity. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:23:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0723.html Bruce Auchly 2015-01-22T22:23:18Z FWP Issues Fish-consumption Advisory Below Oil Spill http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0882.html BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued a consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17, 2015, oil spill west of Glendive. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0882.html 2015-01-21T18:08:00Z FWP issues fish-consumption advisory below oil spill http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0881.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17, 2015, oil spill west of Glendive. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:07:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0881.html 2015-01-21T18:07:45Z New Tags Allow Wolf-Pelt Transport To Canada http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0722.html With the recent approval from the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Montana wolf hunters and trappers who harvest wolves will now obtain internationally recognized pelt tags to allow for the export of wolf pelts directly out of country, usually to Canadian fur auction houses. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0722.html 2015-01-21T17:57:00Z F & W Commission Seeks Comment On Tendoy Mountains Bighorn Sheep Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0166.html The state Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on two proposals for bighorn sheep in the Tendoy Mountains in southwestern Montana. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0166.html 2015-01-21T17:54:00Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting Will Re-Open In HD's 204, 260, 261 & 262 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0973.html The hunting of female mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 204, 260, 261 and 262, which includes Granite, Missoula and Ravalli Counties will re-open Jan. 21, 2015. These districts will remain open until the pre-established harvest sub-quotas for the districts combined are met. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0973.html 2015-01-21T17:51:00Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on January 27 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0111.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 27 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:54:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0111.html 2015-01-21T15:54:56Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on January 27 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0721.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 27 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:54:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0721.html 2015-01-21T15:54:56Z R3 Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet Thursday 1-22 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0110.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:40:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0110.html Andrea Jones 2015-01-20T22:40:34Z Alas the Poor Starling http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0720.html We come to praise starlings, not bury them. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0720.html 2015-01-16T22:21:00Z Remember Watchable Wildlife At Tax Time http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0719.html The annual nongame income tax check-off fund on Montana's tax-return forms, helps Montana's wild creatures and it's a convenient way to nab a tax benefit. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0719.html 2015-01-16T22:20:00Z Winter Anglers Can Help To Protect Montana's Waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0880.html Montana's fishing regulations restrict anglers from importing live bait fish into Montana. It is also illegal to release live bait fish of any kind into Montana waters. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0880.html 2015-01-16T22:18:00Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Districts 418, 420 And 448 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0951.html The hunting of male mountain lions in north-central Montana hunting districts 418, 420 and 448, which includes portions of Judith Basin, Meagher, Fergus and Cascade counties, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0951.html 2015-01-16T18:29:00Z Dillon Couple Sentenced as Leaders of Major Poaching Ring http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0220.html Charles “Bill” Foster and his wife, Sally, were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish and wildlife related cases in southwest Montana in recent years. The Fosters were the last and most egregious violators among the seventeen co-defendants to be sentenced in this case which has now brought over $30,000 in fines and restitution. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:08:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0220.html Andrea Jones 2015-01-15T23:08:51Z Custer County Spring Hunter Education Class Set http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0492.html MILES CITY--It’s time to sign up for the first hunter education course of 2015 in Miles City. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0492.html 2015-01-15T23:08:00Z Elk Study Planned for Elkhorn Mountains http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0718.html In collaboration with the Elkhorn Working Group, Helena National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State University, and Montana Department of Military Affairs, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will begin a study next month looking at the impact of mountain pine beetle infestation on elk habitat and herd movement in the Elkhorn Mountains. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:41:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0718.html Andrea Jones 2015-01-14T15:41:31Z Game wardens looking for information on poached elk http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0219.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a bull elk that was killed illegally and left to waste east of Billings over the weekend of Jan. 10-11. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:41:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0219.html 2015-01-13T22:41:07Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 121 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0990.html The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 121, which includes a portion of Sanders County, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0990.html 2015-01-13T17:27:00Z Fish Virus Detected in Montana’s Kootenai River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0879.html Fish-health testing by state fisheries biologists in November detected a virus in wild spawning kokanee salmon in the Kootenai River below Kootenai Falls. It marks the first time the common virus, called infectious hematopoietic necrosis, or IHN, has been detected in state waters, said Mark Deleray, fisheries manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Kalispell. While IHN doesn't harm humans, it does occur naturally in Pacific Coast wild salmon, steelhead, and herring and can be passed on to other fish. The virus was known to be present in in portions of Kootenai River that pass through Idaho and Canada. It is not known how long the virus has been at this location in Montana, but since fish can move into Montana from the downstream reaches in Idaho and Canada, it likely has been around for some time. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:52:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0879.html 2015-01-12T23:52:49Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 405, 447 And 471 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0989.html The hunting of female mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 405, 447 and 471, which includes portions of Cascade, Chouteau, Judith Basin, and Fergus counties, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0989.html 2015-01-12T19:17:00Z