Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Bird Hunters Need to be Bear Aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2487.html Upland bird hunting begins Sept. 1 and hunters along the Rocky Mountain Front, especially in riparian areas, need to be aware they are in bear country. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:43:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2487.html Bruce Auchly 2016-08-24T19:43:55Z Block Management: Behind the Scenes of Region 7's Huge Access Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2486.html Telephones at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 headquarters were ringing off the hook Monday morning, with sportsmen and women looking to secure reservations on Block Management Areas. It was the first day people could get contact information for landowners participating in the region’s Block Management Program and line up dates to hunt this fall. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2486.html Marla Prell 2016-08-23T14:42:00Z Black bear hunters must keep the meat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2485.html Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2485.html 2016-08-22T15:04:00Z Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the region http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2484.html As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Taking to the woods with rifle or bow in hand is a hallowed tradition in our state. Secret spots are held sacred -- passed down from father or mother to daughter or son only in whispers or, better yet, the experience of a long day afield. And while we can’t give you any insight into a new secret spot, we can give you a good idea of what animal populations are like across the state, recognizing of course the value of a day spent hunting Montana’s most majestic wildlife is never directed by population estimates alone. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2484.html 2016-08-22T15:00:00Z Black bear season license purchase deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2481.html Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2481.html 2016-08-15T15:57:00Z Black bear hunters must keep the meat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2482.html Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2482.html 2016-08-15T15:57:00Z Know your bull http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2480.html With elk archery season opening Sept. 3, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk. Here is a quick primer: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2480.html 2016-08-15T15:56:00Z Wolf hunting basics http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2479.html Archery hunters will have the opportunity to pursue wolves throughout Montana beginning Sept. 3. The general season will follow Sept. 15. Trapping gets underway Dec. 15. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2479.html 2016-08-15T15:55:00Z Antelope 900 series archery season underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2478.html Many archery antelope hunters will be afield beginning Aug. 15 with a 900 series license to archery hunt antelope of either sex in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2478.html 2016-08-15T15:54:00Z Hunters must expect to see bears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2477.html With Montana's upland game bird season opening Sept.1—and the bow hunting season set to open Sept. 3—remember that slow moving, quiet and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state's even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2477.html 2016-08-15T15:53:00Z Bow hunters gear up for archery season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2476.html Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 3. The bighorn sheep archery season also begins Sept. 3. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2476.html 2016-08-15T15:52:00Z Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the state http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2475.html As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2475.html 2016-08-15T15:49:00Z Hunters' most common hunting violations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2474.html Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2474.html 2016-08-01T18:24:00Z Hunters need to be weed aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2473.html Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A “noxious weed” is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2473.html 2016-08-01T18:23:00Z Ask first to hunt on private land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2471.html Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2471.html 2016-08-01T18:20:00Z Stop at game check stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2472.html State law requires hunters to stop at all game check stations while traveling to and from hunting areas. Failure to stop at a checking station when personnel are on duty is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2472.html 2016-08-01T18:20:00Z Block management information available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2470.html For the 2016 hunting season, 1,262 landowners have enrolled about 7.3 million acres in Montana’s Block Management Program. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2470.html 2016-08-01T18:19:00Z Dig into this year's upland game bird program access guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2469.html Hunters and their gun dogs have about a month before the upland game bird season begins, so it's a good time to dig into this season's hunting access guide. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2469.html 2016-08-01T18:18:00Z Keep it clean, keep it cool - game handling tips http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2468.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that simple, common sense precautions are part of the safe and proper field dressing of big game. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2468.html 2016-08-01T18:17:00Z What to do with your big game carcass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2467.html How to best dispose of a big game carcass after the meat is in the freezer is a question all hunters face. The answer is simple enough but the regulations and reasons behind it are not understood by many hunters and that can lead to violations and fines. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:15:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2467.html 2016-08-01T18:15:00Z 2016 Hunting regulations - keep them handy http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2466.html Montana’s deer, elk and antelope regulation book is available online and at all FWP license providers. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2466.html 2016-08-01T18:11:00Z 2016 Big game hunting seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2465.html 2016 Hunting season dates Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2465.html 2016-08-01T17:59:00Z Migratory bird hunters need to get HIP http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2464.html Everyone who hunts doves, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, snipe, or coots in Montana must be “HIP” certified. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2464.html 2016-08-01T17:58:00Z Black bear season license purchase deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2463.html Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2463.html 2016-08-01T17:57:00Z Program shows common ground shared by hunters, landowners http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2462.html During the past five years, nearly one hunter or landowner a day took time to complete an innovative program aimed at promoting responsible hunter behavior and helping encourage good hunter/landowner relationships in Montana. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2462.html 2016-08-01T17:56:00Z