Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Boat Access Unlikely at Canyon Ferry Ponds for Waterfowl Opener http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2496.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting hunters to low water levels in Ponds 2, 3, and 4 on the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area for the youth waterfowl season (Sept. 24-25) and for the general waterfowl opener on October 1. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:19:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2496.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-21T18:19:03Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2495.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2495.html 2016-09-21T14:28:00Z Important upcoming dates http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2494.html Important dates for Montana's upcoming hunting seasons. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2494.html 2016-09-19T15:28:00Z TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2493.html Montana's outdoor crime-stopper help line, TIP-MONT, has a new online option to report poachers and other hunting-season violators. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2493.html 2016-09-19T15:27:00Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2492.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:25:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2492.html 2016-09-19T15:25:05Z Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters allows walk-in hunting opportunities http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2491.html Bird hunters may not be aware that they have multiple walk-in hunting areas available to them across the state through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ “Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters” program. They can hunt game birds and waterfowl on enrolled tracts of CRP and associated quality habitats with no further permission required. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2491.html Marla Prell 2016-09-07T19:55:00Z Charles retires after 20 years of building access and relationships http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2490.html MILES CITY - The cover photo of the 2016 Block Management Hunting Access Guide has a face that is familiar to many in the Miles City area. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2490.html 2016-09-01T14:20:00Z UGB Hunters Asked to Share a Wing to Help Biologists http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2489.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. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:45:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2489.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-31T16:45:06Z Tendoy Sheep reduction to continue http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4113.html During a conference call Aug. 29 the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a proposal from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to continue a bighorn sheep elimination effort in the Tendoy Mountains (bighorn sheep hunting district 315) that was initiated in 2015. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:06:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4113.html 2016-08-30T21:06:53Z Warm-weather care of big game http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2488.html Early-season hunts are often accompanied by warmer temperatures, which makes caring for the meat in the field that much more critical. Following are some hints from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to help make sure your meat retains its quality and is safe for consumption. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2488.html 2016-08-30T18:36:00Z Bird Hunters Need to be Bear Aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2487.html Upland bird hunting begins Sept. 1 and hunters along the Rocky Mountain Front, especially in riparian areas, need to be aware they are in bear country. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:43:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2487.html Bruce Auchly 2016-08-24T19:43:55Z Block Management: Behind the Scenes of Region 7's Huge Access Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2486.html Telephones at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 headquarters were ringing off the hook Monday morning, with sportsmen and women looking to secure reservations on Block Management Areas. It was the first day people could get contact information for landowners participating in the region’s Block Management Program and line up dates to hunt this fall. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2486.html Marla Prell 2016-08-23T14:42:00Z Black bear hunters must keep the meat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2485.html Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2485.html 2016-08-22T15:04:00Z Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the region http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2484.html As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Taking to the woods with rifle or bow in hand is a hallowed tradition in our state. Secret spots are held sacred -- passed down from father or mother to daughter or son only in whispers or, better yet, the experience of a long day afield. And while we can’t give you any insight into a new secret spot, we can give you a good idea of what animal populations are like across the state, recognizing of course the value of a day spent hunting Montana’s most majestic wildlife is never directed by population estimates alone. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2484.html 2016-08-22T15:00:00Z Black bear season license purchase deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2481.html Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2481.html 2016-08-15T15:57:00Z Black bear hunters must keep the meat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2482.html Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2482.html 2016-08-15T15:57:00Z Know your bull http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2480.html With elk archery season opening Sept. 3, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk. Here is a quick primer: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2480.html 2016-08-15T15:56:00Z Wolf hunting basics http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2479.html Archery hunters will have the opportunity to pursue wolves throughout Montana beginning Sept. 3. The general season will follow Sept. 15. Trapping gets underway Dec. 15. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2479.html 2016-08-15T15:55:00Z Antelope 900 series archery season underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2478.html Many archery antelope hunters will be afield beginning Aug. 15 with a 900 series license to archery hunt antelope of either sex in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2478.html 2016-08-15T15:54:00Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2477.html With Montana's upland game bird season opening Sept.1—and the bow hunting season set to open Sept. 3—remember that slow moving, quiet and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state's even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2477.html 2016-08-15T15:53:00Z Bow hunters gear up for archery season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2476.html Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 3. The bighorn sheep archery season also begins Sept. 3. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2476.html 2016-08-15T15:52:00Z Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the state http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2475.html As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2475.html 2016-08-15T15:49:00Z Hunters' most common hunting violations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2474.html Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2474.html 2016-08-01T18:24:00Z Hunters need to be weed aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2473.html Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A “noxious weed” is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2473.html 2016-08-01T18:23:00Z Ask first to hunt on private land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2471.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. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2471.html 2016-08-01T18:20:00Z