Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Hunting Regulations Considered at the February 11 Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting will Include Archery Only Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2398.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena on Thursday February 11 to consider and adopt hunting regulations for the 2016/2017 seasons. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature a live video feed to all seven FWP Regions. Hunters are encouraged to attend the Kalispell video conference at the FWP headquarters on North Meridian Road. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:39:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2398.html 2016-02-08T18:39:27Z New FWP Access Program Offers Tax Credits To Landowners http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2397.html Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP) for enrollment in a new program called Unlocking Public Lands that may qualify a landowner for up to $3,000 in annual tax credits. Through this program, a landowner who enters into a contractual agreement with FWP to allow public recreational access across private land to reach a parcel of otherwise inaccessible state or federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or United States Forest Service (USFS) land is entitled to receive a $750 annual tax credit per contract, with a maximum of four contracts per year. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2397.html 2016-02-05T18:49:00Z FWP Seeking Comment on Draft EA for Purchase of Conservation Easement in Phillips Co. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2396.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action of purchasing a conservation easement on 1,760 acres from Wetlands America Trust Inc., a division of Ducks Unlimited (DU). This property, called Pintail Flat, is located as a single parcel approximately 14 miles south of Dodson in Phillips County. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2396.html Marc Kloker 2016-01-28T22:51:00Z 2016 Hunting Licenses on sale Feb. 1 with Change in Fees http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2395.html Montana’s 2016 hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Monday, Feb. 1, under a new fee structure passed by the state legislature. Licenses will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks license outlets. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2395.html 2016-01-27T21:25:00Z Hunting Tree Stands Must be Removed from DNRC Lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2394.html FWP Warden Frank Bowen reminds hunters that tree stands used for hunting and all other temporary structures must be removed from DNRC lands. Temporary structures, such as tree stands, may be kept in place on un-leased DNRC State forested lands for 16 days in any 30 day period. No nails, spikes or screws of any type may be put into the tree, and no permanent structures are allowed. General Recreation road use rules apply (no off road use allowed to access a stand). Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:37:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2394.html 2016-01-08T21:37:43Z Hunting Regulations Meeting Coming Up Saturday, January 9 in Kalispell at Flathead Valley Community College http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2393.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will hold a northwest Montana public meeting on the 2016-2017 hunting regulation proposals at Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The meeting will be held in the Arts and Technology Building large community meeting room (AT 139). The schedule calls for an open house to be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. where FWP biologists and managers will explain information on wildlife populations and proposed regulations. The actual hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Wolfe is scheduled to be on hand to listen to comments. Each member of the public who wishes to speak will have a time allotment for each group of tentative regulations. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:33:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2393.html 2016-01-08T21:33:07Z FWP Seeking Comment on Draft EA for Purchase of Road Easement in Phillips Co. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2392.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action of purchasing a 30-foot wide permanent road easement in northern Phillips County, and is seeking public comment on the proposal. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:48:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2392.html Marc Kloker 2016-01-08T19:48:25Z Four Meetings Planned for Northeast Montana to Gather Comments on 2016-17 Hunting Season Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2391.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:01:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2391.html Marc Kloker 2016-01-07T18:01:24Z Duck Season Closes Jan. 7 in Central Flyway, Geese to Close, Then Reopen http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2390.html For the Central Flyway, which includes all of the counties in Region 6 east of Hill County, duck and coot season will close on Jan. 7. Goose season in the Central Flyway will close Jan. 10, and then reopen for five days, Jan. 16-20. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:39:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2390.html Marc Kloker 2016-01-06T23:39:22Z Pacific Flyway Duck, Goose Seasons to Close Then Reopen http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2389.html Montana’s duck and goose seasons in the Pacific Flyway will close Jan. 10, then reopen for five days, Jan. 16-20. Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:32:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2389.html Bruce Auchly 2016-01-04T21:32:46Z Meetings Set to Gather Comments on 2016, 2017 Hunting Season Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2388.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold two meetings in southeastern Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2388.html 2015-12-31T16:05:00Z Hunting Regulations Meeting Coming Up January 9 in Kalispell at Flathead Valley Community College http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2387.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will hold a northwest Montana public meeting on the 2016-2017 hunting regulation proposals at Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Other informational meetings are scheduled in other towns around the Region as we are invited, but this is the main hearing for the Commissioner to listen and collect public comment from hunters across Region One. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:33:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2387.html 2015-12-18T23:33:37Z Deer Harvest Still Slightly Ahead of Last Year in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2386.html Deer harvest in northwest Montana is slightly ahead of last year at the same point in the season, according to check station results around Region One. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:28:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2386.html 2015-12-18T23:28:24Z FWP R4 Schedules 10 Meetings on Wildlife Tentatives http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2385.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set January meeting dates in north central Montana to discuss the tentative hunting regulations for the next two years. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:36:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2385.html Bruce Auchly 2015-12-18T21:36:27Z Elk Shoulder Season Continues But Hunt Coordinators Off for Christmas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2384.html While the antlerless elk shoulder season in four Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 hunting districts will continue straight through till Feb. 15, the state hunt coordinators will be taking a few days off for Christmas. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:34:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2384.html Bruce Auchly 2015-12-18T21:34:15Z Twelve Meetings Planned for West-Central Montana to Gather Comments on 2016-17 Hunting Season Proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2383.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold twelve meetings in west-central Montana in January to gather comments on proposed 2016-17 hunting season regulations. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:34:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2383.html 2015-12-18T20:34:50Z Meetings set to gather comments on 2016, 2017 hunting season proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2382.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold six meetings in south central Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:44:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2382.html 2015-12-17T22:44:30Z Final Havre-Area Check Station Data for 2015 Tabulated http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2381.html The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Havre check station for the 2015 hunting season. The check station was open from Oct. 10 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 29 (the end of the big game season). In general, both hunter numbers and big-game harvest increased from last year. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:20:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2381.html Marc Kloker 2015-12-10T21:20:17Z Elk Shoulder Season Generates Lots of Interest http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2380.html Right now, it seems every elk hunter in Montana and beyond who did not get his, or her, elk in the general season that ended Nov. 29 has focused on four hunting districts between Great Falls and White Sulphur Springs that are taking part in the new elk shoulder season. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 19:04:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2380.html Bruce Auchly 2015-12-03T19:04:18Z ELK SHOULDER SEASONS TAKING PLACE IN CENTRAL MONTANA , NONE IN REGION 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2379.html Antlerless elk "shoulder seasons" started this past Monday in four central Montana hunting districts and another will start Jan. 1 in part of the Missouri River Breaks. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 16:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2379.html 2015-12-03T16:54:00Z Closing General Season Weekend Mixed - Record Elk Harvest in Ennis Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2378.html (Bozeman)—Even with fair weather conditions, the final weekend of the general hunting season was mixed in southwestern Montana, with the Butte and Ennis areas still seeing an above average harvest, but other places noting below average success rates for deer and elk hunters. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2378.html 2015-12-02T23:11:00Z Hunter numbers strong in south central Montana, harvest up as 2015 season ends http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2377.html The number of hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana over the weekend generally was up from previous weekends and last year. And hunters brought home more animals, mostly on the strength of the mule deer harvests. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:49:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2377.html 2015-11-30T21:49:23Z Deer, Elk Season Ends Slightly up from Last Year in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2376.html The big game general hunting season closed on Sunday evening with higher numbers than last season of hunter trips, harvested animals and percentages of hunters with game in west-central Montana. Elk and mule deer harvests were higher than last year, but white-tailed deer harvest tapered off in the last weekend to dip slightly below last year’s tally through the three hunter check stations in west-central Montana. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:20:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2376.html Vivaca Crowser 2015-11-30T17:20:14Z Elk, Whitetail Totals Above Average, Mule Deer Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2375.html Heading into the final days of Montana’s big game general season, harvest numbers for elk and white-tailed deer remain above the 10-year average on the Rocky Mountain Front, while mule deer numbers are below the long-term average. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:01:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2375.html Bruce Auchly 2015-11-25T21:01:43Z Fifth Weekend Continues High Harvest Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2374.html (Bozeman)—The brisk winds and cold temperatures over weekend No. 5 did not deter hunters from being on the landscape; check stations still recorded high hunter numbers and strong success. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2374.html 2015-11-24T16:02:00Z