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 270 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1006.html The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana Hunting District 270, which includes a portion of Ravalli County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thurs., March 5, 2015. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1006.html 2015-03-04T22:33:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In HD's 212 & 215 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1005.html The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 212 and 215, which includes portions of Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow counties, closed at one half hour after sunset on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1005.html 2015-03-04T22:32:00Z FWP At Work - Warden Work - March 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0511.html Take a peek into the daily life of one of Helena’s FWP wardens, Justin Hawkaluk. Through images and video, Justin will provide a glimpse into the duties and activities Montana Game Wardens. The audience will be surprised to learn all that is entailed in being a warden and the efforts that are made to ensure public safety and to protect and educate about Montana's natural resources. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0511.html 2015-03-03T23:05:00Z FWP At Work - Wildlife Forensics - March 19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0510.html Come and take a walk with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Criminal Investigator, Brian Sommers, as we explore Wildlife Forensics. The program will focus on the wildlife forensics involved in a wildlife attack on humans. It will explore what is an attack, the scientific investigation after an attack and the conclusions drawn from the investigation. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0510.html 2015-03-03T23:04:00Z MT WILD & MT Wild Sheep Foundation Outdoor Youth Event - March 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0509.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation and several partner organizations will provide a free youth Outdoor Youth Educational Experience at Montana WILD and Spring Meadow Lake State Park. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0509.html 2015-03-03T23:03:00Z Finding Ways to Live with Deer in Montana Communities http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0728.html A healthy, vibrant population of deer is important to Montanans. When high deer numbers are found on the edge of town or within the city limits, however, conflicts can arise. Deer in an urban setting can damage gardens and ornamental plants, threaten human safety, damage property, and lead to expensive car/deer accidents. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0728.html Marc Kloker 2015-03-03T22:50:00Z MONTANA HUNTER & BOWHUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS NEEDED IN THE GLENDIVE AREA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0508.html (Helena, MT)— Volunteer instructors are being sought for the Hunter and Bowhunter Education programs in the Glendive area. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0508.html 2015-03-03T15:23:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet In Helena March 11-12 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0154.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena, March 11-12. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0154.html 2015-03-02T15:28:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In Hunting District 560 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1004.html The hunting of all mountain lions in south-central Montana hunting district 560, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1004.html 2015-03-02T15:10:00Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Hunting District 560 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1003.html The hunting of all female mountain lions in south-central Montana hunting district 560, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1003.html 2015-02-27T15:11:00Z Twine Successfully Removed from Deer’s Neck Near Whitefish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0727.html Beginning in late December, FWP received calls from Whitefish residents about a whitetail buck that had bailing twine wrapped around its antlers. The deer was seen by many residents near Armory Road on the east side of Whitefish, ranging into the Whitefish River in the city. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0727.html 2015-02-26T22:24:05Z Wardens Seek Information on Deer Dumped Near Glendive http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0227.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Wardens are asking for the public’s help in leading them to those responsible for multiple deer recently abandoned and wasted near Glendive. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0227.html Erin O'Connor 2015-02-26T17:24:00Z FWP to Host Missoula Meeting to Collect Input on Mountain Lion Quotas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2231.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking input on mountain lion harvest quotas at a public meeting in Missoula on Saturday, March 7. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Parkside and run until 2:30 p.m. if needed. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:12:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2231.html 2015-02-25T22:12:36Z Bozeman Area Men Sentenced in Mountain Lion Killings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0226.html A Bozeman man and a Manhattan, Mont., man have been sentenced for the illegal killing of two mountain lions in early January in Meagher County. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:35:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0226.html Bruce Auchly 2015-02-25T20:35:43Z Bozeman Area Men Sentenced in Mountain Lion Killings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0225.html A Bozeman man and a Manhattan, Mont., man have been sentenced for the illegal killing of two mountain lions in early January in Meagher County. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:12:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0225.html Andrea Jones 2015-02-25T20:12:17Z Otter Season Will Close In Trapping District 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1002.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for trapping otters in Trapping District 2 in western Montana will close at midnight on the evening of Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1002.html 2015-02-24T18:48:00Z Meeting Set for Mar. 3 to Discuss 2015 Mountain Lion Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2230.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2015 mountain lion hunting season in Region 3. The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. at the Headwaters Community Center (223 N. Main St.) in Three Forks. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:25:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2230.html Andrea Jones 2015-02-24T17:25:46Z BOWHUNTER EDUCATION COURSES OFFERED IN NW MONTANA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0507.html A number of bowhunter education classes have been scheduled for northwest Montana. All students must register online for the following courses. When registering, students will note specific information and guidelines for the course included in the online posting. All first-time bowhunters regardless of age must complete the Bowhunter Education Course to purchase an archery stamp in Montana. The course is free of charge. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:27:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0507.html 2015-02-24T16:27:05Z Polson, Ronan, Pablo Hunter Education Class Announced http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0506.html Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo Spring Hunter Education course will start Monday, March 2nd in the Beaverhead Math & Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm. 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. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:50:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0506.html 2015-02-24T15:50:55Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on March 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0726.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 3 (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. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:48:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0726.html 2015-02-24T15:48:54Z Region 3 Citizens' Advisory Committee to Meet Thursday Feb. 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0112.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:47:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0112.html Andrea Jones 2015-02-23T17:47:28Z Mountain Lion Hunting Will Close In Districts 290, 291, 292 & 298 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1000.html The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts HD 290, 291, 292 and portion of 298 west of State Route 141 – which includes portions of Powell, Granite & Missoula County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_1000.html 2015-02-23T15:21:00Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 283 & 285 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0999.html The hunting of male mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 283 and 285, which include portions of Missoula and Powell counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0999.html 2015-02-23T15:19:00Z 2015 Fishing Regulations Correction for Hauser Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0888.html The 2015 Montana fishing regulations, which go into effect March 1, contain an error regarding walleye limits on Hauser Reservoir in the Helena Valley. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:23:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0888.html Bruce Auchly 2015-02-20T23:23:59Z Oil Found in Glendive Fish; Consumption Advisory Remains http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0887.html Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive last month. This week Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish caught in the area affected by the oil spill. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0887.html 2015-02-20T17:37:00Z