Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 321, 332 & 334 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0954.html The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 321, 332 & 334 which include portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow, and Deer Lodge counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0954.html 2014-09-23T17:47:00Z Comments Sought on Big Spring Creek Channel Restoration http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0686.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to restore Big Spring Creek downstream of Highway 191, north of Lewistown. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0686.html 2014-09-22T17:54:00Z Upland Game Bird Council To Meet In Billings October 6-7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0102.html The advisory council that developed recommendations for upland game bird habitat enhancements will meet in Billings Oct. 6-7 for an open house and to review this year's habitat projects. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0102.html 2014-09-19T19:37:00Z Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In Hunting District 500 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0953.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0953.html 2014-09-19T19:18:00Z Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0685.html Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0685.html 2014-09-18T22:16:00Z Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4189.html Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4189.html 2014-09-18T22:16:00Z FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0684.html In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0684.html 2014-09-18T22:14:00Z FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4188.html In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4188.html 2014-09-18T22:14:00Z FOR KIDS ONLY - PHEASANT AND WATERFOWL WEEKEND http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Montana's young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 27–28. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-18T18:37:00Z 2014 Deer Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of Montana but should be improving with favorable weather and habitat conditions in 2014. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html 2014-09-18T16:32:00Z 2014 Elk Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html With elk populations continuing to be strong across most of Montana these are good times for elk hunters. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html 2014-09-18T16:30:00Z 2014 Antelope Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html Things are looking up for Montana antelope with populations continuing to recover from previous years' winter mortality and reduced recruitment in central and eastern Montana. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html 2014-09-18T16:29:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 312 And 393 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0952.html The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 312 and 393, which include portions of Gallatin, Park and Meagher counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0952.html 2014-09-17T19:01:00Z Hunters, be Prepared for Bears this Fall http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2178.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that bears are very active this time of year, searching out food from late summer berry crops. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:57:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2178.html 2014-09-17T17:57:31Z Public Comment Sought on Marias River WMA Access Agreement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0158.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the F & W Commission are seeking public comment on a settlement agreement that would provide public access to the Marias River Wildlife Management Area south of Shelby. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0158.html 2014-09-16T17:06:00Z Community effort set to end wild turkey feeding http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0196.html City officials are asking all Red Lodge residents to help disperse the turkeys into a more natural setting by discontinuing feeding in town. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:33:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0196.html 2014-09-12T19:33:13Z Montana WILD & Montana State Parks Hosting Helena Outdoor Festival Sept. 27 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0474.html In celebration of National Public Lands Day and National Hunting & Fishing Day, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and several partner organizations will provide a free youth Outdoor Festival at Montana WILD and Spring Meadow Lake State Park. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0474.html 2014-09-12T15:03:00Z Behind the Lens of a FWP Film Producer at Montana WILD Sept. 25 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0473.html Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks' award-winning filmmaker Mike Gurnett will screen and discuss his films and video work at Montana WILD on Sept. 25. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0473.html 2014-09-12T15:02:00Z Big Game Skinning Seminar Held at FWP on September 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0472.html A game skinning seminar will be held at FWP Headquarters on Saturday September 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the back parking lot. The seminar will cover techniques to cape big game animals and skin game birds. Also included will be care of downed animals and practical tips on preparing animals for the taxidermist. To register for this free seminar, call 250-4681. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:59:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0472.html 2014-09-11T15:59:11Z FWP lifts fire restrictions at fishing access sites in Stillwater, Big Horn counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0144.html Montana FWP has rescinded campfire restrictions at its fishing access sites in Big Horn and Stillwater counties. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:51:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0144.html 2014-09-09T15:51:12Z Glendive Archery Management Hunt Enters Fourth Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2177.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. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2177.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-04T21:11:00Z FWP offers duck-identification class in Billings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0471.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will present a duck-identification workshop, tailored to waterfowl hunters, Thursday Sept. 18 in Billings. The free class will begin at 7 p.m. at FWP’s Region 5 headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Dr. in Billings Heights. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:27:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0471.html 2014-09-03T20:27:48Z Region 7 Deer Population Survey Results: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2176.html MILES CITY--Deer population surveys across southeastern Montana indicate that deer are rebounding following several years of heavy weather and disease-related losses, according to John Ensign, FWP Region 7 Wildlife Manager. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2176.html 2014-09-03T13:58:00Z Ronan Fall Hunter Education Class Announced http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0470.html Class for the Ronan Fall Hunter Education course will start Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 pm, at the Ronan Assembly of God Church. Interested students are required to register online now at fwp.mt.gov. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class. Pickup manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western or Westland Seed Starting on Wednesday the 10th through the 13th. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:03:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0470.html 2014-08-29T22:03:52Z ACCESS: Ask early, Don't wait http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2175.html Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some good hunting opportunities—the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2175.html 2014-08-29T20:03:00Z