Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en Region 6 Volunteer Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks honored the service of its Region 6 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at the annual workshop held on Saturday, March 14th, at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:03:47 GMT Marc Kloker 2015-03-27T20:03:47Z Information Sought in Waste of Game Case Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information on the wasting of two deer near Glasgow. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:56:27 GMT Marc Kloker 2015-03-27T19:56:27Z No Changes Planned for Paddlefish Season MILES CITY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive. On Jan. 17, 2015, a 12-inch-diameter Bridger Pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River six miles upstream from Glendive, dumping some 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the water. Efforts to clean up the spill and account for damage from the oil were thwarted until last week because ice covered the river. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:05:00 GMT Bob Gibson 2015-03-25T15:05:00Z No changes planned for paddlefish season as a result of oil spill Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:37:52 GMT 2015-03-24T21:37:52Z Butte Spring 2015 Hunter Education Registration Now Open Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold its spring Butte hunter education class beginning April 14 at Highlands College (formerly Montana College of Technology – 25 Basin Creek Road). Online registration is required, and students under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:28:05 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-24T16:28:05Z Sheep Die-Off Prompts Hunting District Closure Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission today closed a bighorn sheep hunting district near Gardiner due to an ongoing disease-related die-off. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:12:00 GMT 2015-03-23T21:12:00Z Region 3 Citizens' Advisory Committee to Meet Thursday, Mar. 26 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet to continue its work on a hunter ethics campaign this Thursday, Mar. 26 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:50:02 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-23T20:50:02Z Volunteer Instructors to Be Honored Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will honor the service of its Region 3 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at the annual workshop held this Saturday at the Holiday Inn-Bozeman. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:02:40 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-20T17:02:40Z They Are Here They’re here. Perhaps you’ve seen them. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:02:00 GMT 2015-03-20T15:02:00Z Block Management Areas Not Open To Shed Hunting Montana wildlife officials are offering an early spring reminder that searching for antlers shed by elk, deer and moose on private land is not allowed through the state's Block Management Program. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:01:00 GMT 2015-03-20T15:01:00Z Future Fisheries Projects Approved More than $450,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 18 projects to improve Montana fisheries. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:00:00 GMT 2015-03-20T15:00:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Season Opens April 15 Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:58:00 GMT 2015-03-20T14:58:00Z Upland Game Bird Council To Meet In Helena April 13 An advisory council that developed recommendations for Montana's upland game bird enhancement program will meet in Helena April 13 to discuss planning efforts for the 2015 field season. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:57:00 GMT 2015-03-20T14:57:00Z Spring Turkey Season Opens April 11 Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. 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, 20 Mar 2015 14:56:00 GMT 2015-03-20T14:56:00Z Sheep Die-Off Prompts Conference Call To Close Hunting District Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via a telephone conference call Monday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. to consider an emergency closure of a bighorn sheep hunting district near Gardiner due to a recent disease-related die-off. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:36:00 GMT 2015-03-19T22:36:00Z Commission Approves FAS Seasonal Closure The Fish and Wildlife Commission March 12 approved a seasonal closure for a fishing access site on the Missouri River near Great Falls to address problems with non-sporting activities. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:26:57 GMT Bruce Auchly 2015-03-18T22:26:57Z Comment Period Opens for Big Hole Closure Rule Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed closure of a section of the Big Hole River for public safety reasons associated with the reconstruction of Silver Bridge near Divide, Montana. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:31:21 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-18T21:31:21Z Area Hunter Ed & Bow Ed Instructors Receive Awards (Miles City) - At a recent workshop held in Miles City, a group of individuals from around the region were recognized for their years of dedication as instructors for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Hunter Ed and Bow Hunter Education programs. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:24:00 GMT 2015-03-17T22:24:00Z Kids' Shed Antler Hunt At Montana Wild - April 4 If you think Easter egg hunts are fun, wait until you try "shed" hunting at Montana WILD on April 4. Kids ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:58:00 GMT 2015-03-17T18:58:00Z Madison County Couple Sentenced for Multiple Wildlife Violations A Madison County couple was sentenced Monday after being convicted of multiple wildlife violations involving the illegal killing of several furbearers, a mountain lion, and an antelope buck. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:42:07 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-17T18:42:07Z Registration Open for Dillon Area Spring Hunter Education The Dillon area spring Hunter Education course will be held at the Dillon Middle School on April 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The field day will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Dillon Rifle and Pistol Club Range. Class enrollment will be capped at 35 students. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:37:51 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-17T17:37:51Z National Park Service and State of Montana Seek Public Input on New Bison Management Plan The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today that they will begin preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new plan to manage a wild and migratory population of Yellowstone-area bison, while minimizing the risk of brucellosis transmission between bison and livestock to the extent practicable. A Notice of Intent has been published in the Federal Register. The new plan is needed because conditions have changed since implementation of the Interagency Bison Management Plan began in 2001, including agency experience in managing bison and new science. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:42:16 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-16T15:42:16Z Hunter, Bowhunter Education Instructors Needed in Region 3 Volunteer instructors are being sought for the Hunter and Bowhunter Education programs in Gallatin County. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:59:27 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-09T16:59:27Z Spring 2015 Hunter Education Classes Set in Gallatin County Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces the scheduling of spring hunter education classes in Belgrade, Bozeman and Manhattan. Registration is required, and students under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:55:42 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-03-09T16:55:42Z Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Re-Open In HD's 404, 421, 444 & 450 The hunting of all mountain lions in Montana hunting districts 404, 421, 444 and 450, which include portions of Teton, Pondera, Chouteau, Cascade, Lewis & Clark counties will re-open. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:47:00 GMT 2015-03-06T23:47:00Z