Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Hunter bonus points & nonresident preference points available for purchase until Sept. 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.html Hunters who did not apply for this year’s special license drawings or who are new to hunting have until Sept. 30 to purchase bonus points to help in future drawings. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2808.html 2018-09-12T15:16:00Z Hunters must be aware of CWD restrictions this hunting season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2807.html With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2807.html 2018-09-07T15:52:00Z Hunters must be aware of CWD restrictions this hunting season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2806.html With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:12:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2806.html 2018-09-06T18:12:26Z Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2805.html Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 19:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2805.html Marc Kloker 2018-09-04T19:21:00Z 2018 Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2804.html Upland season starts Sept. 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 6. All seasons end Jan. 1, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2804.html Marla Prell 2018-09-04T14:51:00Z 2018 Southeast Montana Big Game Hunting Forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2803.html Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP’s provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2803.html Marla Prell 2018-09-04T14:46:00Z New Archery-Only Hunting Area Opens This Fall at Swan River National Wildlife Refuge http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2802.html Kalispell, MT — Archery hunters have new hunting opportunities in the Swan Valley. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:26:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2802.html 2018-08-30T20:26:27Z Region 3 biologists collecting wings from hunter-harvested sage-grouse, mountain grouse and Hungarian partridges in some areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2801.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists will be collecting wings from hunter harvested sage-grouse, mountain grouse and Hungarian partridges across southern Region 3 this fall. Wing collection barrels will be placed in the following locations during the sage-grouse hunting season: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:34:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2801.html 2018-08-27T21:34:21Z Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2800.html The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:12:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2800.html 2018-08-24T21:12:03Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2799.html With Montana's bow hunting and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, remember that slow moving, quiet or game-calling, scented and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state's even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:11:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2799.html 2018-08-24T21:11:22Z 2018 Big game hunting seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2798.html Season dates for Montana's big game hunting. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:10:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2798.html 2018-08-24T21:10:15Z Turn in poachers - call 1-800-Tip-Mont http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2797.html The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:09:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2797.html 2018-08-24T21:09:29Z Four steps for a safe hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2796.html The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:08:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2796.html 2018-08-24T21:08:30Z FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2795.html With fire season underway in Montana and several counties already implementing fire restrictions, hunters should be keenly aware of the regulations in place in the locations they plan to hunt, at least until the weather begins to cool. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:07:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2795.html 2018-08-24T21:07:42Z 2018/2019 shoulder seasons have started http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2794.html Shoulder season for elk began Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:07:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2794.html 2018-08-24T21:07:10Z Access: Ask early, don’t wait http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2793.html Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities—the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:06:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2793.html 2018-08-24T21:06:13Z Ask first to hunt on private land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2792.html Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:05:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2792.html 2018-08-24T21:05:34Z Hunter bonus points and nonresident preference points available for purchase http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2791.html Hunters who did not apply for this year’s special license drawings or who are new to hunting have until Sept. 30 to purchase bonus points to help in future drawings. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:04:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2791.html 2018-08-24T21:04:50Z Improving Upland Game Bird Habitat and Access http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2790.html To improve habitat for upland game birds, landowners can apply to enroll in a variety of cost-share programs under the Upland Game Bird Habitat Enhancement Program (UGBHEP) to develop, enhance, and conserve Montana's upland game bird habitats Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:03:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2790.html 2018-08-24T21:03:08Z Get familiar with this year’s upland game bird program access guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2789.html Upland bird season kicks off Sept. 1, so it's a good time to dig into this season's hunting access guide. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:02:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2789.html 2018-08-24T21:02:21Z Tips for hunters to make Block Management Program work for them http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2788.html The 2018 Hunting Access Guide is now available, directing hunters to more than 7 million acres of private, state and federal lands enrolled in Montana’s Block Management Program. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:01:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2788.html 2018-08-24T21:01:22Z Know the facts about chronic wasting disease in Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2787.html What you need to know about chronic wasting disease in Montana Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:00:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2787.html 2018-08-24T21:00:33Z 2018 upland game bird forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2786.html Upland season starts Sept. 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 6. All seasons end Jan. 1, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:59:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2786.html 2018-08-24T20:59:32Z 2018 big game hunting forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2785.html Are you ready for hunting season? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP’s provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:57:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2785.html 2018-08-24T20:57:26Z 2018/2019 shoulder seasons have started http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2784.html Elk shoulder seasons began Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:02:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2784.html 2018-08-21T23:02:49Z