Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 Hunting Season Ends with Modest Harvest in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3009.html Kalispell, MT — The general big game hunting season concluded last weekend across Montana. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 22:02:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3009.html 2019-12-02T22:02:21Z Hunting Season Ends with Average Harvest in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3008.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reported checking 10,225 hunters with 837 harvested game animals at its three long-standing check stations in western Montana from opening day on October 26 until the general big game hunting season ended on Sunday afternoon. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:38:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3008.html 2019-12-02T16:38:27Z Wind a factor in south central Montana weekend hunter statistics http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3007.html Hunter numbers over the past weekend in south central Montana generally were down from the same period a year ago while the harvest numbers were dependent on location Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:37:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3007.html 2019-11-25T23:37:39Z Elk, Mule Deer Numbers Still Below Average at Augusta Check Station http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3006.html Heading into the final days of Montana’s big game season, numbers of mule deer and elk taken by hunters on the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta continue to remain below average, according to a state wildlife biologist. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:36:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3006.html Bruce Auchly 2019-11-25T22:36:24Z Northwest Montana Deer Harvest Remains Steady Entering Final Week http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3005.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has checked more than 11,600 hunters in northwest Montana so far this season, and the percentage of hunters with harvested big game is ahead of last year. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:12:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3005.html 2019-11-25T21:12:41Z West-Central Montana Deer, Elk Harvest Steady Heading into Final Week http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3004.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) reported checking 8,722 hunters with 215 elk, 422 white-tailed deer, 87 mule deer, three black bears, three bighorn sheep and one moose at its three wildlife check stations in west-central Montana with one week remaining in the general big game hunting season. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3004.html 2019-11-25T17:40:00Z Windy and Warm Keeps Elk, Mule Deer Numbers Below Average on Front http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3003.html Recent windy and warm weather on the Rocky Mountain Front has kept the numbers of hunters and hunter harvested mule deer and elk below long-term averages. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:20:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3003.html Bruce Auchly 2019-11-19T17:20:32Z Third and fourth weekends of general hunt marked by warm weather in southwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3002.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operated four check stations in Region 3 during the third weekend of the general deer and elk hunt, and three check stations during the fourth weekend. Biologists observed fewer hunters in the field than the same weekends in 2018, as well as reduced harvest. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:21:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3002.html 2019-11-19T16:21:28Z Wind, mud challenge weekend hunters in south central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3001.html Mild temperatures, but high winds in south central Montana, marked the fourth weekend of the state’s general big-game hunting season. Hunters in all corners of the region reported seeing evidence that the deer rut is in full swing. As a result, hunters were out in fair numbers and the deer harvest was solid. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:12:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3001.html 2019-11-19T00:12:08Z Hunter Success Picks Up in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3000.html Kalispell, MT — With two weeks left in Montana’s general hunting season, the percentage of hunters with harvested game is slightly ahead of last year in northwest Montana. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:40:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_3000.html 2019-11-18T21:40:23Z Week 3 check stations see more hunters, game http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2999.html It was a very chilly and snowy weekend Nov. 9 and 10, but many hunters still ventured out in southeastern Montana on the closing weekend for antelope season and the third week for deer and elk rifle season. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2999.html 2019-11-18T21:13:00Z Hunting Totals Just Ahead of Last Year with Two Weeks Left http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2998.html Deer and elk harvest and hunter participation started off slightly ahead of last season in west-central Montana and have stayed that way through the first three weeks of hunting season, according to data from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) hunter check stations. Two weeks remain in the general hunting season, which closes on Sunday, Dec. 1. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:35:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2998.html 2019-11-18T16:35:02Z Carcass dumping is illegal, unsightly http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2997.html FWP received a report this week of a mule deer doe being harvested and then dumped and left to waste in a ditch in the Sidney area. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2997.html Marla Prell 2019-11-13T15:16:00Z The Rut is On: White-tailed Deer Harvest Picking Up http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2996.html Kalispell, MT — The onset of rutting activity for white-tailed deer is already benefiting hunters across northwest Montana. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:07:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2996.html 2019-11-12T19:07:38Z Hunter Harvest Near Average for Elk, Whitetail Deer Despite Unsettled Weather http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2995.html Despite weather that’s windy and warm one day, then cold and snowy the next, hunters on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Augusta are taking home elk and white-tailed deer at numbers near or above long-term averages, a state wildlife biologist said. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:24:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2995.html Bruce Auchly 2019-11-12T18:24:25Z Deer and Elk Harvest Remains Steady in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2994.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reported checking 5,588 hunters with a harvest of 171 elk, 181 white-tailed deer, 48 mule deer, three black bears, three bighorn sheep and one moose at its three permanent check stations in west-central Montana during the first three weekends of the general big game hunting season. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:03:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2994.html 2019-11-12T17:03:57Z Montana National Guard to Conduct Purple Heart Hunt on Fort Harrison http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2483.html Helena – The Montana National Guard annually provides the opportunity for up to five Purple Heart recipients to hunt mule deer on the training area of Fort William Henry Harrison in accordance with regulations associated with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Hunting District 388. Being a Purple Heart recipient is the only requirement to be eligible for this program. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:34:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2483.html 2019-11-08T21:34:42Z Four trophy deer poached, left to waste north of Hardin http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2438.html BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about four trophy mule deer bucks that were killed illegally and left to waste north of Hardin on Oct. 24. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2438.html 2019-11-06T18:47:00Z Week 2 of general deer, elk hunt brings more hunter success in Region 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2323.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operated four check stations in Region 3 during the second weekend of the general deer and elk hunt. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 20:38:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2323.html 2019-11-05T20:38:28Z FWP reminds waterfowl hunters to be water wise http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2993.html Do you hunt waterfowl or hunt in and around lakes, streams, rivers or ponds? Do you use a jon boat, rowboat, duck-boat or a blind near your favorite haunt? If you do, don’t forget to be water wise! Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2993.html 2019-11-05T15:43:00Z