Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en CWD check station hours change http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2737.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has set new operating hours for its chronic wasting disease check station at Joliet. The new hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:13:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2737.html 2018-01-22T22:13:16Z Hunter harvest surveys now underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2736.html FWP is currently conducting its annual hunter harvest surveys. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2736.html 2018-01-18T20:48:00Z Hunters Harvest Another 35 Deer in Sage Creek CWD Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2735.html Hunters checked in an additional 35 mule deer at the end of the second weekend of the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt in northern Liberty County, bringing the total number of deer sampled to 85. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:22:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2735.html Bruce Auchly 2018-01-16T17:22:44Z Hunters Harvest 50 Deer First Weekend of Sage Creek CWD Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2734.html Hunters checked in 50 mule deer the opening weekend of the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt in northern Liberty County. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:21:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2734.html Bruce Auchly 2018-01-09T16:21:46Z Mule deer CWD to Close Jan. 7th http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2733.html The mule deer portion of a special hunt in Carbon County to gather information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD, will close half an hour past sunset at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after the predetermined harvest quota was met. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2733.html 2018-01-08T20:01:00Z Special CWD mule deer hunt closes Sunday; first lab results positive http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2732.html The mule deer portion of a special hunt in Carbon County to gather information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD, will close half an hour past sunset at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after the predetermined harvest quota was met. Meanwhile, laboratory results show that samples collected from two mule deer harvested during the opening weekend of the special hunt tested positive for exposure to the disease. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:26:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2732.html 2018-01-05T14:26:52Z Mule deer harvest approaches CWD hunt quota http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2731.html Hunters have harvested 268 deer in Carbon County as part of a special hunt to gather data on chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in south central Montana. Of those, 183 were mule deer – just short of the 200-animal quota that will trigger a closure of that part of the season. The deer brought to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ check station at Joliet or to Billings since Dec. 15 also include 85 white-tailed deer. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:49:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2731.html 2018-01-04T15:49:19Z Severe Weather in CWD Hunt Area Will Restrict Travel http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2730.html Hunters selected for the Sage Creek Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt need to be aware that winter weather will restrict travel. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:10:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2730.html Bruce Auchly 2018-01-03T22:10:39Z January meetings seek comments on proposed hunting regulations, seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2729.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold two public meetings in January to gather public comment on proposed hunting seasons and regulations for the next two years. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2729.html Marla Prell 2018-01-03T20:14:00Z Key reminders as the special CWD hunt progresses south of Laurel http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2728.html As the Bridger Special CWD Hunt continues, FWP wants to remind hunters to remember a few important points. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2728.html 2017-12-27T17:54:00Z Hunters harvest 65 deer on first full week of CWD hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2727.html Hunters harvested 65 deer in Carbon County last week and over the weekend as part of a special hunt to gather data on chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in south central Montana. Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:52:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2727.html 2017-12-26T22:52:26Z Commission approves north central Montana CWD hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2726.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease hunt north of Chester. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2726.html 2017-12-21T22:49:00Z Hunting family feels blessed, decides to pay it forward http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2725.html Hunting season has turned into the giving season for the Schantz family of Miles City. And if they have anything to say about it, that season will run year-round. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2725.html Marla Prell 2017-12-21T20:02:00Z January meetings seek comments on proposed hunting regulations, seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2724.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold two public meetings in January to gather public comment on proposed hunting seasons and regulations for the next two years. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2724.html 2017-12-21T18:40:00Z Public meetings set on 2018-19 hunting seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2723.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled six January meetings in south central Montana to present information, answer questions and accept comments on proposed 2018 and 2019 hunting season dates and regulations. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:58:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2723.html 2017-12-21T15:58:16Z FWP Hunting Regulation Proposals Open for Public Comment; 12 Meetings Set for West-Central Montana in January http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2722.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) will hold public meetings throughout the state in January to provide information, answer questions, and gather input on the tentative 2018-19 hunting regulation proposals adopted by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier this month. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:50:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2722.html 2017-12-20T20:50:31Z Key reminders as the special CWD hunt progresses south of Laurel http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2721.html As the Bridger Special CWD Hunt continues, FWP wants to remind hunters to remember a few important points. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:30:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2721.html 2017-12-20T20:30:21Z Public comment sought on proposed hunting regulations for 2018-2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2720.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is requesting public review and comment on proposed hunting regulations for 2018-2019. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2720.html Marla Prell 2017-12-20T15:10:00Z FWP (Region 3) Announces Dates for 2018-19 Season Setting Meetings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2719.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold public meetings throughout the state in January to provide information, answer questions, and gather input on the 2018-19 hunting season proposals adopted by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier this month. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:17:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2719.html Andrea Jones 2017-12-19T17:17:53Z More than 100 deer harvested in special CWD hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2718.html Hunters harvested at least 107 deer in Carbon County over the weekend to kick off a special hunt to gather data on chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in south central Montana. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2718.html 2017-12-19T15:12:00Z More than 100 deer harvested in special CWD hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2717.html (Billings, Mont.) - Hunters harvested at least 107 deer in Carbon County over the weekend to kick off a special hunt to gather data on chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in south central Montana. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:55:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2717.html 2017-12-18T22:55:06Z Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals for 2018-2019 to be Discussed at Four Meetings across Northeast Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_0559.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. In addition, updated information will be presented on Chronic Wasting Disease, which has recently been detected in the state. Interested hunters are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear the proposals, ask questions, and make comments. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:44:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_0559.html Marc Kloker 2017-12-18T19:44:44Z Commission approves CWD hunt in south central Montana, licenses go on sale Dec. 11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2716.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt at its regular monthly meeting Thursday. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2716.html 2017-12-08T22:03:00Z Commission approves CWD hunt in south central Montana, licenses go on sale Dec. 11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2715.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt at its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The hunt will begin on Dec. 15 and go through Feb. 15. Licenses will go on sale Dec. 11. The goal of the hunt is to determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area. This is critical information for FWP as it plans for long-term disease management in the area. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:07:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2715.html 2017-12-08T17:07:37Z Region 6 Havre-Area Check Station Results for the 2017 Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2714.html The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2017 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weeks; from Oct. 7 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 26 (the end of the deer/elk general season). Overall, both hunter numbers and most big-game harvest increased from last year, with mule deer numbers being the highest in several years. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:47:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2714.html Marc Kloker 2017-12-05T23:47:16Z