Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP Looking for Input in Planning for the Future; Kalispell Listening Session set for August 12 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0329.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs, and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. FWP has held public listening sessions in communities around the state. The final session will be held in Kalispell on Wednesday, August 12 in the Museum at Central School, in Kalispell. The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:56:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0329.html 2015-08-03T18:56:09Z Boat Ramp Use at Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0927.html Anglers and boaters using the boat ramp at Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site need to be advised of a potential drop off at the end of the concrete ramp. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0927.html 2015-07-31T22:22:00Z Angling Restrictions Lifted on Beaverhead, Big Hole & Jefferson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0156.html Longer nights, cooler air temperatures and some much needed rain have brought down the water temperature of several southwest Montana river systems. Therefore, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Jefferson rivers effective Thursday. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:14:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0156.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-30T15:14:41Z Angling Restrictions Lifted on Beaverhead, Big Hole & Jefferson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0926.html Longer nights, cooler air temperatures and some much needed rain have brought down the water temperature of several southwest Montana river systems. Therefore, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Jefferson rivers effective Thursday. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:14:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0926.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-30T15:14:41Z Fishing Restrictions Begin for Some Blackfoot Tributaries on Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0155.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will close fishing between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight on some tributaries in the Blackfoot drainage beginning Thursday, July 30. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0155.html 2015-07-29T22:02:06Z Fishing Restrictions Begin for Some Blackfoot Tributaries on Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4053.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will close fishing between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight on some tributaries in the Blackfoot drainage beginning Thursday, July 30. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4053.html 2015-07-29T22:02:06Z Montana WILD Programs For August http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0545.html There's more summer fun planned in August at Montana WILD in Helena. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0545.html 2015-07-29T15:13:00Z Tendoy Bighorn Sheep Hunting Licenses Available Aug. 3-16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4237.html Sale of over-the-counter bighorn sheep hunting licenses to depopulate a troubled herd in the Tendoy Mountains north of Lima will begin Monday, Aug. 3. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4237.html 2015-07-28T22:30:00Z Tendoy Bighorn Sheep Hunting Licenses Available Aug. 3-16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2264.html Sale of over-the-counter bighorn sheep hunting licenses to depopulate a troubled herd in the Tendoy Mountains north of Lima will begin Monday, Aug. 3. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2264.html 2015-07-28T22:30:00Z Few Over-The-Counter And Surplus Hunting Licenses Available August 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4236.html Hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 3, but few licenses are available and they're expected to go fast. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4236.html 2015-07-28T18:05:00Z Few Over-The-Counter And Surplus Hunting Licenses Available August 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2263.html Hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 3, but few licenses are available and they're expected to go fast. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2263.html 2015-07-28T18:05:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet August 6 In Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0178.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Aug. 6 in Helena at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 1420 E. 6th Ave. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0178.html 2015-07-28T17:58:00Z AIS Inspections Station Numbers for Region 6 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0243.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have released information on the number of watercraft inspected at Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) stations and the number of failed inspections. FWP reminds folks recreating on Montana waters to continue to be aware of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), and to continue to stop at AIS inspections stations. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:39:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0243.html Marc Kloker 2015-07-24T19:39:06Z Last Hunter Education Class Offered in the Glasgow Area for 2015 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0544.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for the last hunter education class offered in the Glasgow area for this year’s hunting season. To be eligible to hunt and be fully certified during the 2015 season, hunters must be 12-years old by January 16th, 2016. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:06:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0544.html Marc Kloker 2015-07-24T19:06:43Z FWP Looking for Input in Planning for the Future; Missoula Listening Session set for July 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0056.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. FWP is holding public listening sessions in 10 communities around the state through August 12. The Missoula meeting is set for Thursday, July 30, beginning at 6pm, at the Double Tree Hotel (100 Madison Street). Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:27:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/insideFwp/nr_0056.html 2015-07-23T22:27:20Z FWP TO HOST BISON IMPACT STUDY HEARINGS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0761.html State wildlife officials will host five public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0761.html 2015-07-23T19:06:00Z FWP To Host Bison Impact Study Hearings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0760.html State wildlife officials will host five public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0760.html 2015-07-23T17:21:00Z Public Comment Sought On Proposed 2015-16 Ice Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0925.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2015-16 winter season. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0925.html 2015-07-22T21:38:00Z Stimson Lumber Company Lands Closed to the Public due to Dry Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0328.html Due to high fire danger, Stimson has decided to close their fee lands, including those covered by the Kootenai Lands Conservation Easement in Troy, to the general public until more favorable conditions return to warrant reopening. Stimpson has posted signs at prominent locations around the property and in local establishments around Troy. The closure goes into effect immediately. Contact FWP Game Warden Phil Kilbreath (291-6539) in Troy for more information. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0328.html 2015-07-21T16:09:00Z Stimson Lumber Company Lands Closed to the Public due to Dry Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0153.html Due to high fire danger, Stimson has decided to close their fee lands, including those covered by the Kootenai Lands Conservation Easement in Troy, to the general public until more favorable conditions return to warrant reopening. Stimpson has posted signs at prominent locations around the property and in local establishments around Troy. The closure goes into effect immediately. Contact FWP Game Warden Phil Kilbreath (291-6539) in Troy for more information. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0153.html 2015-07-21T16:09:00Z Farm Lease Extension North Shore of Flathead Lake Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0759.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Farm Lease Extension North Shore of Flathead Lake Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). FWP proposes to extend the existing farming contracts of the two current farmers for the North Shore State Park/WMA and the North Shore WMA. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:04:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0759.html 2015-07-21T16:04:56Z FWP to Lift Some Fishing Restrictions on Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/waterbodies/nr_0086.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that angling restrictions will be removed on the Upper Big Hole River on July 18, 2015 as a result of cooler weather patterns. Restrictions may be reinstituted if weather warms and water temperatures rise in the coming weeks. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/waterbodies/nr_0086.html 2015-07-20T14:21:00Z FWP to Lift Some Fishing Restrictions on Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0152.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that angling restrictions will be removed on the Upper Big Hole River on July 18, 2015 as a result of cooler weather patterns. Restrictions may be reinstituted if weather warms and water temperatures rise in the coming weeks. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0152.html 2015-07-20T14:21:00Z FWP Continues Monitoring Effort To Help Trout Beat The Heat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0154.html As Montana creeps into the dog days of summer, state fisheries managers continue to monitor wild and native trout streams that have endured nearly two months of stressful low and warm water conditions. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0154.html 2015-07-17T19:14:00Z FWP Continues Monitoring Effort To Help Trout Beat The Heat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0924.html As Montana creeps into the dog days of summer, state fisheries managers continue to monitor wild and native trout streams that have endured nearly two months of stressful low and warm water conditions. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0924.html 2015-07-17T19:14:00Z