Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Roundup urban deer hunt considered a success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2887.html The special Roundup urban deer hunt that ended Feb. 15 has succeeded in reducing vehicle collisions and complaints about aggressive animals in and around town. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:12:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2887.html 2019-03-05T00:12:24Z Another successful year for Region 7 Block Management Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2886.html The Block Management Program, which provides public hunting access to more than two million acres of land throughout Region 7, is still going strong. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2886.html 2019-03-01T23:11:00Z 2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations available on FWP website http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2885.html The 2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Hard copies of the hunting regulations will be on the shelf at FWP offices and local license providers in March. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:56:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2885.html 2019-03-01T18:56:06Z 2019 Turkey and Fishing Regulations available on FWP website http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2884.html The 2019 Spring and Fall Turkey Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Hard copies of the hunting regulations will be on the shelf at FWP offices and local license providers in March. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:57:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2884.html 2019-02-25T20:57:46Z Pryor buck permit erroneously listed in application packet http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2883.html BILLINGS – A special buck mule deer hunting permit that has been in place for many years for the Pryor Mountains in eastern Carbon County has been dropped for the 2019 season. The application packet for buck deer and bull elk permits, which arrived at license dealers this week, erroneously lists the permit as available for the coming year. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:39:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2883.html 2019-02-22T22:39:33Z 2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations available on FWP website http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2882.html The 2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:02:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2882.html 2019-02-20T22:02:17Z Elk and deer permit applications due March 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2881.html For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2881.html 2019-02-19T23:06:00Z Elk and deer permit applications due March 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2880.html For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:42:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2880.html 2019-02-19T20:42:55Z Elk shoulder seasons to end Feb. 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2879.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that elk shoulder seasons end Feb. 15. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:23:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2879.html 2019-02-11T23:23:22Z FWP Proposing Changes to Deer Hunting Regulations in Two Northwest Montana Districts http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2878.html Kalispell, MT — Wildlife managers are requesting to change white-tailed deer regulations in two hunting districts in northwest Montana. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 20:13:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2878.html 2019-01-23T20:13:38Z Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2877.html Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:22:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2877.html 2019-01-15T18:22:18Z Public Meetings Scheduled to Review Deer Hunting Regulations in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2876.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting four upcoming public meetings to discuss deer populations and potential future management strategies for hunting seasons in northwest Montana. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 21:36:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2876.html 2018-12-22T21:36:18Z Four more deer test positive for CWD bringing total for 2018 to 26 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2875.html Test results from the final CWD surveillance samples sent after the close of Montana’s general hunting season showed four more deer along the Hi-Line to be positive for chronic wasting disease. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:35:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2875.html 2018-12-14T22:35:52Z FWP seeks comment on three wildlife proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2874.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public review and comment on the following proposals: 2019 elk shoulder seasons, 2019-2020 Biennial Wildlife Management Area Public Use Rules and 2019 mule deer season changes in some districts in Region 5. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:16:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2874.html 2018-12-13T17:16:19Z Nine more deer found suspect for CWD: 3 south of Billings, 6 on the Hi-Line http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2873.html Test results from CWD surveillance samples taken during the last week of Montana’s general hunting season showed nine more deer to be suspect of chronic wasting disease. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:47:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2873.html 2018-12-10T15:47:48Z Seven more deer found suspect for CWD along the Hi-Line http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2872.html Seven mule deer bucks were found to be suspect of chronic wasting disease in the last week. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:58:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2872.html 2018-12-03T21:58:53Z Archery management hunts for antlerless mule deer continue in Glendive, Ekalaka http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2871.html The general hunting season has ended, but management season archery hunts for antlerless mule deer continue in both Glendive and Ekalaka through Feb. 15, 2019. No bucks may be harvested after the close of the general season (Nov. 25, 2018). Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2871.html 2018-11-30T15:45:00Z Hunter numbers, harvest on par at season-closing check stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2870.html Sunday marked the close of the general hunting season with mild weather, steady hunter and harvest numbers and happy visitors to check stations manned by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2870.html 2018-11-29T15:20:00Z Final weekend of the general season in Region 3 remains slow despite snow http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2869.html The sixth and final weekend of the general hunting season was slow in most areas of southwest Montana. Alder and Cameron reported the highest number of hunter success overall. Alder had the highest mule deer harvest, Cameron reported the highest elk harvest, and Canyon Ferry had the highest success rate for white-tailed deer. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:51:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2869.html 2018-11-28T21:51:48Z Wolf hunting to close in wolf management unit 313 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2868.html The hunting of all wolves in wolf management unit 313 will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:43:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2868.html 2018-11-27T21:43:09Z Rocky Mountain Front: Mule Deer, Elk Harvest Down, Whitetail Numbers Up http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2867.html Final numbers from the 2018 general deer and elk season put mule deer and elk taken by hunters on a portion of the Rocky Mountain Front west of Augusta lower than long-term averages, said a state wildlife biologist. Only white-tailed deer numbers were above long-term averages, said Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:01:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2867.html Bruce Auchly 2018-11-27T21:01:51Z Hunter, harvests numbers mixed for closing weekend in south central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2866.html Hunters finished the 2018 general big-game season in good numbers in parts of south central Montana over the past weekend. Biologists at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Lavina and Big Timber check stations saw more hunters and a larger harvest than last year. But FWP’s Billings and Columbus check stations continued a season-long trend of fewer hunters and fewer animals harvested. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:46:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2866.html 2018-11-27T14:46:04Z Big Game Hunting Season Ends Slightly Below Average in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2865.html Kalispell, MT — Montana’s general big game hunting season ended Nov. 25, 2018. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:41:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2865.html 2018-11-26T21:41:56Z Hunting Season Closes on Par with Recent Years in West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2864.html Montana’s general big game hunting season closed Sunday, Nov. 25 with deer and elk harvest totals recorded at west-central Montana’s two hunter check stations on par with recent years. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:47:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2864.html 2018-11-26T19:47:34Z Elk, Mule Deer Number Still Below Average at Augusta Check Station http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2863.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. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:50:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2863.html Bruce Auchly 2018-11-21T21:50:52Z