Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en New reservation dates for some Block Management Areas in Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2916.html For the majority of Block Management Areas allowing public hunting in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 this fall, sportsmen and women can begin calling to make reservations on Thursday, Aug. 22. But for some properties, people will have to call on different dates to schedule a hunt this season. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2916.html Marla Prell 2019-08-16T21:09:00Z Questions and answers on three-elk harvest opportunity http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2915.html Q: What is the new three elk discussion? I thought I could only harvest two elk per year. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:49:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2915.html 2019-08-12T17:49:46Z Hunters reminded of Elk B License opportunity for general fall hunting season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2914.html As surplus licenses go on sale on Monday, Aug. 12, hunters should remember that, according to the 2019 regulations, they are allowed only one Elk B License, despite legislation passed during the recent Montana Legislaure. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:47:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2914.html 2019-08-12T17:47:26Z Additional Deer Suspected Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2913.html Kalispell, MT — A sample from another white-tailed deer in Libby is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 18:30:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2913.html 2019-08-08T18:30:55Z Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2912.html The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2912.html 2019-08-01T21:30:00Z Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2911.html The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. This delay gives local biologists time to complete antelope population surveys that often don’t even start until mid-July, and then to set the final quotas accordingly. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:06:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2911.html 2019-08-01T16:06:15Z Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4114.html Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to fwp.mt.gov, login to MyFWP and request a digital version of your license to print at home or download to a smart phone. Digital licenses are good for everything but a carcass tag. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:37:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_4114.html 2019-07-30T19:37:18Z Hunter Education Courses Open to Registration in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2910.html Kalispell, MT — Hunter education courses are open to registration in several communities across northwest Montana, including Kalispell, Rexford, Pablo, and Bigfork. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:01:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2910.html 2019-07-29T20:01:08Z Libby Chronic Wasting Disease Detection: Incident Command Team Update http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2909.html Through July 19, samples from five white-tailed deer in the Libby area are positive for chronic wasting disease. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:02:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2909.html 2019-07-19T23:02:51Z F & W Commission accepting public comment on ARM rule proposals pertaining to two-way communication, kill site verification, and tagging of carcasses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2908.html At its June 19 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed to adopt an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting, an administrative rule pertaining to animal kill site verification, and proposed to repeal administrative rule 12.6.301 pertaining to tagging of carcasses. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 22:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2908.html 2019-07-08T22:18:00Z Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2907.html Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2907.html 2019-07-08T19:49:00Z Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2906.html Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations, and hard copies will be available soon at license providers. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:53:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2906.html 2019-07-08T16:53:30Z Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2905.html The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2905.html 2019-07-03T14:39:00Z Trappers reminded of center swivel requirement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2903.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind trappers that the requirement for all traps to have a center swivel and an additional chain swivel becomes effective this coming trapping season, Nov. 1, 2019. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2903.html 2019-06-13T19:37:00Z Trappers reminded of center swivel requirement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2902.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind trappers that the requirement for all traps to have a center swivel and an additional chain swivel becomes effective this coming trapping season, Nov. 1, 2019. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:13:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2902.html 2019-06-11T17:13:39Z Technical issues affect online license sales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2899.html Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2899.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z New law allows recovery of bighorn sheep skulls, horns http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2900.html With the passage of Senate Bill 344 into law, it is now legal to pick up and possess the skulls and horns of bighorn sheep that died of natural causes. Those who recover horns and/or skulls must report the find to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks within 48 hours and present it to FWP for inspection and plugging within 10 days. The fee for inspection and plugging is $25. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2900.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z Technical issues affect online license sales http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2901.html Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions. Tue, 07 May 2019 22:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2901.html 2019-05-07T22:33:00Z 2019 SuperTag chances are on sale now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2898.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Wed, 01 May 2019 14:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2898.html 2019-05-01T14:45:00Z Montana's special drawing deadlines reminder http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2897.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Wed, 01 May 2019 14:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2897.html 2019-05-01T14:43:00Z 2019 SuperTag chances are on sale now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2896.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:32:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2896.html 2019-04-30T20:32:10Z Montana's special drawing deadlines reminder http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2895.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:31:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2895.html 2019-04-30T20:31:07Z 2019 mountain lion quotas up for public comment http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2894.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting comment on the 2019 mountain lion quotas. The following lion management units, which are often made up of more than one hunting district, have proposed changes from the 2018 mountain lion quotas in Region 5. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:29:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2894.html 2019-04-26T21:29:41Z Hunting Permit Drawing Results Now Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2893.html The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2019 nonresident combination and elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2893.html 2019-04-25T19:29:00Z Hunting Permit Drawing Results Now Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2892.html The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2019 nonresident combination and elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:12:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2892.html 2019-04-22T20:12:17Z