Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Weather Plays Role in Opening-Weekend Hunting Success in South Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2200.html Weather in south central Montana played a big role in the opening day of the 2014 general big game season. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2200.html 2014-10-30T16:34:07Z Hunting Experience Positive in Southeastern Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2199.html MILES CITY--Hunters stopping at various Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations throughout southeastern Montana consistently report having a positive experience and an increase in the number of antelope, deer and elk observed during their hunt compared to last year. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2199.html 2014-10-28T20:20:00Z Hunters Be Cautious While Hunting Near Marias Pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4111.html A wounded grizzly bear in HD 415 near Marias Pass is cause for hunters to take extra caution while hunting and removing animals from the field. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4111.html 2014-10-28T19:20:00Z Hunter Numbers and Harvest Up On Opening Weekend in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2198.html Opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers, with more big game animals harvested than in last season’s opener. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:37:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2198.html 2014-10-27T20:37:06Z Solid Opener for Whitetail Deer in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2197.html Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,154 hunters checked 150 white-tailed deer (123 of these were bucks), 33 mule deer, and 11 elk for a 6.2 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares with a 4.1 percent rate of hunters with game last year at the check stations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:50:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2197.html 2014-10-27T19:50:09Z Region 3 Opening Weekend Hunting Numbers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2196.html Montana’s general deer and elk season got underway Saturday with warm conditions greeting most hunters and some seeing their first day hampered by dense fog. On Sunday, hunters met colder conditions and freezing rain and snow at higher elevations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:24:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2196.html Andrea Jones 2014-10-27T18:24:07Z Opening of Big Game Season Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2195.html Hunters hit the Rocky Mountain Front for the opening weekend of Montana’s general big game season and took home fewer elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to the past four years. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2195.html 2014-10-27T17:47:00Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2194.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:29:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2194.html 2014-10-23T16:29:16Z State Lands Enrolled in Block Management Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2193.html Miles City—Region 7 Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters to be aware that, in some cases, legally-accessible tracts of State Lands are formally enrolled in a Block Management Area (BMA), with BMA rules and restrictions imposed for resource or hunter management reasons. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2193.html 2014-10-20T21:45:00Z Spotted Dog WMA's Jake Creek Access Closed this Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2192.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) wants hunters to be aware that the Jake Creek access to the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed to the public this season. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:37:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2192.html 2014-10-20T19:37:40Z Donations Provide Free Bear Spray to Some Blackfoot Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2191.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with local partners to get free bear spray and safety tips into the hands of hunters headed to a few Blackfoot Valley hunting spots that have a history of bear encounters. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2191.html 2014-10-20T19:36:37Z South central Montana antelope hunter numbers up, harvest nearly flat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2190.html Hunters who took advantage of this year opening weekend of antelope general season in south central Montana had warm, dry, calm conditions Saturday, but had to contend with rain and wind on Sunday. More hunters stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana than during last year’s opening weekend. The harvest was slightly better than last year, but remained slower than the long-term average. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2190.html 2014-10-15T14:56:12Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2189.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. The law came into effect when Montana State Senator Kendall Van Dyk sponsored SB123 which passed to become 87-1-293 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/87/1/87-1-293.htm Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2189.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-14T20:33:00Z Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2188.html "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2188.html 2014-10-10T22:25:00Z Youth Only Deer Hunt Comes a Week Early - Oct. 16 & 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2187.html Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2187.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-10T21:04:00Z Four Steps to a Safe Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2186.html The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2186.html Cathy Stewart 2014-10-10T21:02:00Z Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4110.html Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4110.html 2014-10-10T18:01:00Z Block Management Basics: What Are BMA Hunter Responsibilities? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2185.html MILES CITY, Mont. -- Block Management is a cooperative effort between Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), private landowners and public land management agencies to help landowners manage hunting activities and provide free public hunting access to private and isolated public lands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2185.html 2014-09-30T21:55:00Z Hunters: It's Your Responsibility to Know the Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2184.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters of the importance of reading and understanding current hunting regulations. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:39:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2184.html Andrea Jones 2014-09-30T17:39:48Z Block Management Basics: What is Block Management? http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2183.html Block Management is a cooperative effort between Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), private landowners and public land management agencies to help landowners manage hunting activities and provide free public hunting access to private and isolated public lands. In Region 7 alone, there are over 320 cooperators forming 266 Block Management Areas (BMAs) providing over 2.4 million acres of access. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2183.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-25T22:16:00Z FOR KIDS ONLY - PHEASANT AND WATERFOWL WEEKEND http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Montana's young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 27–28. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2182.html Cathy Stewart 2014-09-18T18:37:00Z 2014 Deer Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of Montana but should be improving with favorable weather and habitat conditions in 2014. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2181.html 2014-09-18T16:32:00Z 2014 Elk Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html With elk populations continuing to be strong across most of Montana these are good times for elk hunters. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2180.html 2014-09-18T16:30:00Z 2014 Antelope Hunting Outlook http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html Things are looking up for Montana antelope with populations continuing to recover from previous years' winter mortality and reduced recruitment in central and eastern Montana. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2179.html 2014-09-18T16:29:00Z Hunters, be Prepared for Bears this Fall http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2178.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that bears are very active this time of year, searching out food from late summer berry crops. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:57:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2178.html 2014-09-17T17:57:31Z