Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en REMINDER: WATER LOW IN POND 3 AT CANYON FERRY Youth only waterfowl hunt this weekend, general waterfowl opens Sept. 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2654.html (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—Waterfowl hunters intending to hunt on the Canyon Ferry WMA (CFWMA) near Townsend this fall are reminded that water levels in Pond 3 will be quite low due to a management-action water drawdown. As a result, the boat ramp on Pond 3 will not be usable. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:23:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2654.html 2017-09-19T20:23:45Z Bear spray - carry it, know how to use it http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2653.html The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:48:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2653.html 2017-09-19T18:48:31Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2652.html With hunting seasons underway around Montana, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts must remember they’re sharing the woods with grizzly bears. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:47:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2652.html 2017-09-19T18:47:37Z Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2651.html Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:42:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2651.html 2017-09-19T18:42:50Z Twenty-five Block Management Areas in Region 7 restrict access – for now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2650.html With the ongoing drought and fire danger, 25 Block Management Program cooperators in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 have restricted or closed access to their land until fire conditions improve. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2650.html Marla Prell 2017-09-11T20:50:00Z FWP is Seeking Early Input on Hunting Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2649.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for early public input and ideas for the 2018-2019 Montana hunting regulations. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:24:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2649.html 2017-09-08T16:24:05Z Eighteen Block Management Areas in Region 7 restrict access – for now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2648.html With the ongoing drought and fire danger, 18 Block Management Program cooperators in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 have restricted or closed access to their land until fire conditions improve. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2648.html Marla Prell 2017-09-08T14:36:00Z Archery hunter attacked by grizzly in Gravelly Mountains http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2647.html HELENA – An archery hunter survived a grizzly bear attack in the southern Gravelly Mountains Monday morning. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:01:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2647.html 2017-09-05T22:01:48Z Weyerhaeuser Closes Lands in Western Montana to all Public Access Due to Extreme Forest Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2646.html COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (September 5, 2017) – Weyerhaeuser Company today announced effective immediately that all its lands in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Missoula, Sanders and Ravalli counties in western Montana are closed to public access due to the extreme forest fire danger. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:52:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2646.html 2017-09-05T20:52:04Z HUNTERS BE CAREFUL! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2645.html People are asking about how the dry conditions and fire danger will affect hunting seasons. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2645.html 2017-09-05T19:23:00Z HUNTERS BE CAREFUL! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2644.html People are asking about how the dry conditions and fire danger will affect hunting seasons. FWP is not recommending that the Fish and Wildlife Commission close hunting seasons. “Because of widely variable conditions and different types of hunting scenarios across the state, that is a decision rightly left to an individual landowner, a block management cooperator, or a land manager. If a private landowner or a land management agency such as the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management makes the decision to restrict or postpone hunting or other activity on their property, that is a decision we respect and accept,” said FWP Director Martha Williams. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:07:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2644.html 2017-09-01T22:07:55Z Hunter, recreationists have several resources for fire and restriction information http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2643.html As hunters and other recreationists enjoy late summer in Montana, fire safety will be a critical part of a safe trip. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2643.html 2017-08-31T17:14:00Z Western Montana Hunters Should Check Fire Restrictions and Closures, Beware of Extreme Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2642.html Hunters in western Montana should be aware of local fire restrictions and closures and take safety precautions. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) says hunting seasons will open as planned, but some areas have wildfire-related closures that affect hunter access and travel. Fire danger remains extreme region-wide, so hunters should use extra caution. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:43:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2642.html 2017-08-30T22:43:05Z Hunter, recreationists have several resources for fire and restriction information http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2641.html As hunters and other recreationists enjoy late summer in Montana, fire safety will be a critical part of a safe trip. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:40:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2641.html 2017-08-30T22:40:33Z Corrections to the 2017 trapping regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2640.html This week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued a correction to the recently released 2017 Montana Furbearers and Trapping Regulations pertaining to future trapper education and future trap modification requirements. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2640.html 2017-08-30T16:52:00Z Corrections to the 2017 trapping regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2639.html This week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued a correction to the recently released 2017 Montana Furbearers and Trapping Regulations pertaining to future trapper education and future trap modification requirements. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:39:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2639.html 2017-08-30T16:39:53Z Block management information available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2638.html For the 2017 hunting season, over 1,300 cooperators have enrolled about 7.3 million acres in Montana’s Block Management Program. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2638.html Marla Prell 2017-08-30T14:26:00Z Favorable spring weather conditions (generally) lead to good upland bird numbers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2637.html Just the thought of wings exploding into flight across the prairie or through the pine forests is enough to get the average upland game bird hunter’s heart racing. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2637.html Marla Prell 2017-08-30T14:25:00Z 2017 big game hunting forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2636.html Hunting fever starts early. It might be a few midnight dreams, or maybe you find yourself scrolling through the Cabela’s website after dinner instead of paying bills. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2636.html Marla Prell 2017-08-30T14:18:00Z Bear spray - carry it, know how to use it http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2635.html The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:24:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2635.html 2017-08-29T20:24:42Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2634.html With Montana's upland game bird season opening Sept.1—and the bow hunting season set to open Sept. 2—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. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:23:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2634.html 2017-08-29T20:23:57Z Turn in poachers - call 1-800-TIP-MONT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2633.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. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:23:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2633.html 2017-08-29T20:23:03Z Four steps for a safe hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2632.html The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:22:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2632.html 2017-08-29T20:22:25Z FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2631.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. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:21:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2631.html 2017-08-29T20:21:33Z 2017/2018 elk shoulder season information http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2630.html Elk hunters will have opportunities to fill their tags beginning Aug. 15 in several hunting districts around Montana. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:20:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2630.html 2017-08-29T20:20:45Z