Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recent News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 313 & 316 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0974.html The hunting of female mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 313 and 316, including portions of Park, Carbon and Sweet Grass counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0974.html 2014-12-16T18:12:00Z Pneumonia Detected in Gardiner Area Bighorn Sheep http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0713.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is responding to a pneumonia outbreak in the Upper Yellowstone bighorn sheep herd near Gardiner. In the past two weeks, FWP staff members have collected ten dead bighorn sheep – a mix of rams, lambs, and one adult ewe. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:08:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0713.html Andrea Jones 2014-12-15T23:08:45Z Female Mountain Lion To Close Several HD's In Regions 2 & 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0972.html The hunting of female mountain lions in several Montana hunting districts in Regions 2 & 3 will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Dec. 15, and Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0972.html 2014-12-15T15:02:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Fishing Regs Near Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed commercial fishing regulations on two waters near Helena for the harvest of carp. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html 2014-12-12T21:31:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Bait-Seining Waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would adjust the list of waters where commercial bait seining is allowed in Montana. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html 2014-12-12T21:30:00Z R3 FWP Legislative Open House Set for Dec. 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0109.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold an open house on Monday, Dec. 15 in Bozeman giving staff and regional Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) members the opportunity to meet with southwest Montana legislators. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:05:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0109.html Andrea Jones 2014-12-12T17:05:09Z FWP Warden Seeking Information on Seven Whitetail Bucks Shot and Wasted West of Trout Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0214.html Thompson Falls area Game Warden Troy Hinck responded to a report of seven wasted whitetail bucks west of Trout Creek. The people involved cut off the antlers and wasted the majority of the animals. Anyone with information about this incident can call Warden Hinck at 240-2271. Callers can also anonymously report information to 1-800-TIP-MONT. Callers who provide information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:21:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0214.html 2014-12-11T23:21:12Z Deer Harvest Slightly Higher than Last Year in Northwest Montana as Season Ends http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2223.html At the six northwest Montana check stations, whitetail deer harvest finished slightly ahead of last year’s totals as the season wrapped up on Sunday. At the six northwest Montana check stations through the end of the season on Sunday, November 30, a total of 16,708 hunters checked 1,138 white-tailed deer ( 988 of these were bucks), 139 mule deer, and 50 elk for a 7.9 percent rate of hunters with game. This is slightly higher than the 7.1 percent of hunters with game last year. The number of hunters in northwest Montana was down nine percent as compared to last year’s total. The counts at the six northwest Montana check stations represent a sampling of the harvest and do not represent the complete number of animals taken. Details of total harvest for each hunting district will be known after telephone hunter surveys are completed this winter. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:19:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2223.html 2014-12-11T23:19:40Z Bighorn Sheep Captured, Moved to Sheep Creek Drainage South of Great Falls http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0712.html State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:17:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0712.html Bruce Auchly 2014-12-11T22:17:14Z Proposed Repeal of McLean Game Preserve near Conrad http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0164.html Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to repeal the Mclean Game Preserve about five miles west of Conrad. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0164.html Bruce Auchly 2014-12-11T22:14:00Z FWP Website Soon To Be Mobile Friendly http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4200.html To meet the needs and expectations of website visitors who now use smartphones and tablets Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will launch next week its new responsive website to fit the screens of today's mobile and stationary devices. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4200.html 2014-12-11T20:17:00Z Information Sought in Larb Hills Elk Poaching http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0213.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information on the poaching of two elk shot and left in the Larb Hills area south of Malta in hunting district 622. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:10:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/enforcement/nr_0213.html Marc Kloker 2014-12-10T21:10:47Z Kids Mountain Man Program At Montana Wild - December 22 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0487.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a free mountain man program for kids at Montana WILD on Dec. 22. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0487.html 2014-12-10T19:56:00Z All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Hunting District 140 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0971.html The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 140, which includes a portion of Flathead County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2014. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0971.html 2014-12-10T18:23:00Z Future Fisheries Program Panel To Meet In Helena December 11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0107.html The Future Fisheries Improvement Program's citizen review panel will meet in Helena Thursday, Dec. 11, at Montana WILD beginning at 8 a.m. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0107.html 2014-12-09T15:13:00Z Region 7 CAC Schedules Open House with Representatives http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0106.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Miles City to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0106.html Cathy Stewart 2014-12-08T22:21:00Z Bighorn Sheep Released in Pioneers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0711.html On Saturday, crews from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released nine bighorn ewes into the eastern Pioneer Mountains as part of a herd augmentation effort approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in November. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:45:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_0711.html Andrea Jones 2014-12-08T19:45:56Z FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on December 9 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0108.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 9 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Wolfe of Missoula will give an update and northwest Montana legislators have been invited to discuss FWP issues. Paul Sihler, FWP Chief of Operations in Helena, will attend and give an update on legislation and FWP operations. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:54:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/councilsAndCommittees/nr_0108.html 2014-12-08T15:54:02Z Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 124 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0970.html The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 124, which includes portions of Sanders County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, December 5, 2014. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0970.html 2014-12-04T19:51:00Z Otter Season Will Close In Trapping District 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0969.html By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for trapping otters in Trapping District 1 will close at midnight on the evening of Saturday, December 6, 2014. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/closures/huntingDistricts/nr_0969.html 2014-12-04T19:49:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet In Helena Dec. 11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0163.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Dec. 11 in Helena. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/commission/nr_0163.html 2014-12-04T16:04:00Z FWP At Work Program - Flying The Big Sky's Wildlife - December 18 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0485.html Learn first-hand what it's like to be the eye-in-the-sky for wildlife at Montana WILD on Dec. 18. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/education/nr_0485.html 2014-12-04T15:20:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment on Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Four of these proposed contests are in Region 7. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Cathy Stewart 2014-12-03T22:56:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment On Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html 2014-12-02T20:40:00Z 2014 hunter numbers, deer harvest down from average http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2222.html The number of hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 check stations during the 2014 general season was down about 11 percent from the long-term average. The number of deer checked also was lower than average, but the elk harvest remained strong – up 30 percent from average. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:14:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2222.html 2014-12-02T20:14:32Z