Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Drought News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/drought/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Conditions Force Full Closures on Two SW MT Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0180.html Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to close two sections of the Big Hole River and the entire Jefferson River to all fishing. FWP is also implementing hoot owl restrictions on the Yellowstone River and reinstituting hoot owl restrictions on the Lower Beaverhead River as well as a section of the Big Hole. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:34:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0180.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-01T20:34:43Z Warm water prompts fishing restrictions on Yellowstone River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0181.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will restrict fishing on parts of the Yellowstone River in south central Montana beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, due to warm and rising water temperatures. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:27:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0181.html 2016-08-01T20:27:41Z Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0179.html Due to the high level of fire danger, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in Madison County are under Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Monday, Aug. 1. The restrictions apply specifically to FWP Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and State Parks. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:37:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0179.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-01T16:37:56Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at Medicine Rocks State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0178.html Effective Monday, August 1 at 12:01 p.m., campfires and smoking will be banned at Medicine Rocks State Park in Carter County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0178.html 2016-07-29T14:26:00Z Alert: Fishing Restrictions on the Upper & Lower Big Hole Effective Saturday 7/23 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0182.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River effective Saturday, July 23 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:42:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0182.html Andrea Jones 2016-07-22T19:42:24Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at Broadus Bridge FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0177.html Effective Thursday, July 21 at 12:01 p.m., campfires and smoking will be banned at the Broadus Bridge Fishing Access Site in Powder River County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0177.html Marla Prell 2016-07-20T17:08:00Z Campfires, smoking restricted at south central Montana fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0176.html Montana FWP has banned campfires and restricted smoking and other activities at all of its fishing access sites in five south central Montana counties, including two counties in Region 7. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0176.html 2016-07-06T16:04:00Z Campfires, smoking restricted at south central Montana fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0175.html Montana FWP has banned campfires and restricted smoking and other activities at all of its fishing access sites in five south central Montana counties. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:17:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0175.html 2016-07-05T22:17:26Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0174.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July 4th weekend is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0174.html 2016-06-28T20:29:00Z FWP Lifts Fire Restrictions in Treasure County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0173.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Treasure County. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0173.html 2015-10-07T14:51:00Z FWP lifts fire restrictions in Yellowstone, Carbon, Treasure counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0172.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County, Treasure County and Carbon County. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:31:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0172.html 2015-10-06T21:31:13Z Fire restrictions lifted at Bighorn County FWP properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0171.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Bighorn County. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:10:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0171.html 2015-09-22T22:10:57Z "Hoot Owl" Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Wednesday on Blackfoot Tributaries http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0170.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift “hoot owl” fishing restrictions for the Blackfoot tributaries beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 19:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0170.html 2015-09-08T19:57:00Z All Alberton Gorge, Forks Access Sites Reopened http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0169.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened all Fishing Access Sites (FASs) in the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River today, including Triple Bridges, Ralph’s Takeout and Middle and Lower Osprey. Forks FAS, on the West Fork of Fish Creek was also reopened. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 19:55:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0169.html 2015-09-08T19:55:43Z Alberton Gorge to Reopen Friday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0168.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites (FASs) on Friday, Sept. 4. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:58:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0168.html 2015-09-03T20:58:12Z Fire Activity Closes Alberton Gorge Section of Clark Fork River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0166.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River beginning Monday, Aug. 31 between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites due to fire activity. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0166.html 2015-08-31T15:56:00Z Wildlife Management Area Reopens http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0164.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reopened the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area west of Pompey’s Pillar to the public as the recent Lambert wildfire has been contained. Fire fighters from the Montana DNRC and Worden Fire Department successfully contained and extinguished this fire with the help of a good rain at this site on the night of August 21st. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0164.html Bob Gibson 2015-08-24T21:04:00Z Murphy Lake Closed to Boating due to Fire Suppression Activities http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0165.html Murphy Lake in its entirety, south of Eureka, in Lincoln County, is being closed to all boating, motorized and non-motorized and all recreation until further notice. The closure is necessary to protect the safety of public and Chinook helicopter pilots while dipping to collect water to fight wild fires on Mount Marston and Mount Barnaby Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:51:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0165.html 2015-08-24T20:51:55Z Angling Restrictions Lifted on Several southwest MT Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0167.html Longer nights combined with cooler air temperatures have made a sustained impact on southwest Montana rivers and their water temperatures. As a result, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on several rivers. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:16:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0167.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-24T18:16:38Z Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area closed for firefighting activity http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0162.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area west of Pompeys Pillar to the public at least through the weekend because of firefighting activity. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:56:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0162.html 2015-08-21T14:56:39Z Hoot Owl Restriction Removed on Section of Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0163.html After consistent readings of lower water temperatures, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the “Hoot Owl” restriction on the Big Hole River prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight on the stretch of river running from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:46:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0163.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-20T20:46:11Z Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Wednesday for Bitterroot, Blackfoot Main Stem and Clark Fork Below Rock Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0161.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting fishing restrictions beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 on the Bitterroot, the entire main stem of the Blackfoot, and the Clark Fork, downstream of the Rock Creek confluence. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:25:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0161.html 2015-08-18T21:25:10Z Stretches of Big Hole Closed to All Fishing Starting Wednesday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0160.html With water levels dropping to critical levels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has moved to close two stretches of the Big Hole River effective Wednesday. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:20:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0160.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-18T18:20:04Z Campfires Restricted in Treasure Co. Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0159.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has prohibited campfires, most smoking and most open flames in fishing access sites in Treasure County because of wildfire danger. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0159.html 2015-08-13T15:06:00Z Campfires restricted in south central Montana fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0158.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has prohibited campfires, most smoking and most open flames in fishing access sites in three south central Montana counties because of wildfire danger. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:29:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0158.html 2015-08-10T22:29:14Z