Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Region 7 offers 50 Block Management Areas for 2020 spring turkey season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3033.html Hunters in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 will have ample opportunities and many choices for where to hunt turkeys this spring, with 50 Block Management Areas allowing public access for turkey hunting. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3033.html 2020-04-02T14:17:00Z Deadline for deer and elk permits is April 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3034.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for deer and elk licenses for nonresidents and deer and elk permits for everyone is April 1. The purchase deadline for spring black bear is April 14 without a 24 hour wait. Hunters should apply now and not wait until the last minute. Hunters who are applying for special licenses or permits will need to do so online at fwp.mt.gov and will still need to have a valid email address. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:37:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3034.html 2020-03-26T18:37:38Z FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3032.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3032.html 2020-03-23T20:30:00Z Hearing on replacement licensing rule changes switched to teleconference http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3031.html The administrative rule hearing scheduled for Monday, March 23 at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters in Helena will now be a teleconference hearing. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3031.html 2020-03-23T15:25:00Z Hearing on replacement licensing rule changes switched to teleconference http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3030.html The administrative rule hearing scheduled for Monday, March 23 at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters in Helena will now be a teleconference hearing. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 21:20:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3030.html 2020-03-20T21:20:09Z FWP licensing call center extending hours of operation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3029.html Hunters and anglers who are purchasing licenses online and have questions for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can take advantage of extended hours at the licensing call center now through April 1. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 22:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3029.html 2020-03-11T22:35:00Z FWP licensing call center extending hours of operation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3028.html Hunters and anglers who are purchasing licenses online and have questions for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can take advantage of extended hours at the licensing call center now through April 1. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:39:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3028.html 2020-03-11T20:39:52Z FWP proposes amendments to hunting license replacement rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3027.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking to change the administrative rules governing license replacements for hunters and will hold a hearing on the changes March 23 in Helena. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:53:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3027.html 2020-03-11T16:53:17Z FWP recognizes Block Management Program cooperators http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3026.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 took the opportunity in February to recognize the important contribution that area landowners make through their participation in the Block Management Program. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3026.html Marla Prell 2020-03-11T15:03:00Z Hunting regulations available online http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3025.html The 2020 Deer, Elk, Antelope, Black Bear, and Moose, Sheep, and Goat hunting regulations are available online. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3025.html 2020-03-03T20:19:00Z Wild Turkey Hunters Face March 13 Deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3024.html Wild turkey hunters have until March 13 to apply for limited permits for the spring season in two north central Montana hunting districts. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:12:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3024.html Bruce Auchly 2020-03-03T17:12:26Z FWP to host public meeting on 2020-21 mountain lion season in Region 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3023.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting on Thursday, Mar. 5, to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2020-21 mountain lion hunting season in Region 3. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:32:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3023.html 2020-02-10T16:32:53Z License year begins March 1, other changes for 2020 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3022.html As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3022.html 2020-02-07T20:07:00Z FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3021.html Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:44:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3021.html 2020-01-15T23:44:56Z FWP season setting public comment extended to Jan. 27, Commission meeting pushed back http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3020.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on hunting season proposals for 2020 and 2021 hunting seasons. Proposals are available for review and comment online. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 23:07:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3020.html 2020-01-08T23:07:24Z Know the difference between swift foxes, coyotes and red foxes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3019.html Do you know the difference between a coyote, a red fox and a swift fox? Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3019.html 2020-01-06T19:01:00Z Hunting Season Proposals Out for Comment, 11 Meetings Set in FWP Region 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3018.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set 11 January meeting dates in Region 4, north central Montana, to discuss the tentative hunting regulations for the 2020 and 2021 hunting seasons. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:04:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3018.html Bruce Auchly 2019-12-20T22:04:06Z Hunting Season Proposals Out for Comment; Nine Meetings Planned for West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3017.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on hunting season proposals for the 2020-21 seasons through January 22, 2020. Proposals are available for review and comment online, and FWP will hold public meetings throughout the state to provide information and take public input. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 02:57:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3017.html 2019-12-18T02:57:44Z FWP sets four south central Montana public meetings on hunting regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3016.html Four public meetings are scheduled in south central Montana in January to discuss hunting regulations and seasons for the next two years. During the meetings, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists will accept comments on proposed changes in the regulations for the 2020 and 2021 hunting seasons. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:37:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3016.html 2019-12-16T15:37:35Z FWP Region 3 announces season setting meeting schedule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3015.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has begun its biennial season setting process and is seeking public input on proposed changes to hunting season structures. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:52:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3015.html 2019-12-13T16:52:31Z Public meetings set for proposed hunting regulations for 2020-21 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3014.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting public review and comment on proposed hunting regulations for 2020-21. In FWP Region 7, public meetings are scheduled in January in Miles City and Glendive to outline both statewide and regional proposals for people who are interested in attending. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3014.html Marla Prell 2019-12-12T21:09:00Z FWP to Host Public Meetings in Northwest Montana to Discuss Proposed Hunting Season Dates, Structure Changes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3013.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting public meetings across northwest Montana (Region 1) in January to discuss proposed hunting season dates and structure changes. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3013.html 2019-12-11T20:21:00Z Big game hunting season wraps up in southeast Montana; fourth CWD positive found in region http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3012.html The weekend after Thanksgiving brought more wintry weather for big game season-closing check stations on Sunday, Dec. 1. Hunter numbers were down from last year at two of three stations in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, along with success rates. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3012.html 2019-12-10T17:05:00Z 2019 general hunting season wraps up in southwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3011.html Montana’s general hunting season ended Sunday evening with lower hunter numbers and varied success rates in southwest Montana during the season’s sixth and final weekend. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:07:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3011.html 2019-12-05T20:07:35Z Hunter numbers, harvest fall in south central Montana as 2019 season ends http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3010.html South central Montana check stations operated by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks saw hunter numbers and their harvest fall – to historic lows in some instances – for the final weekend of the 2019 general big-game season. Those numbers dragged season-long statistics down at all five locations. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:15:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3010.html 2019-12-03T00:15:11Z