Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP Looking for Input on 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2316.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. "FWP recognizes that Montana's hunting-season frameworks are important to both the hunting and agricultural communities," said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman in Helena. "The initial online comment system for this scoping process is easy to complete and open to anyone who wants to participate." Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:38:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2316.html 2015-09-01T21:38:18Z 2015 Montana Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2315.html For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it's all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the chicks, especially a few years in a row, there will be great hunting. Looking back a few years, Montana's seen good hatches and good survival for game birds. So, at a state-wide scale, things should be pretty good for hunters this fall Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2315.html 2015-08-31T17:09:00Z Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved for Youth Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2314.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2314.html 2015-08-28T22:22:00Z Glendive Archery Management Hunt Enters Fifth Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2313.html Cities and towns across the nation face urban wildlife issues. Deer management is one widespread issue that is difficult and contentious to manage in most locations. The city of Glendive took a proactive approach to deer management, adopting a Deer Management Action Plan, approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 2011. Glendive’s plan utilizes hunting with archery equipment as the primary control tool. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2313.html 2015-08-28T22:20:00Z Another Banner Year For Waterfowl Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2311.html Montana waterfowl hunters are in store for yet another year of some of the best duck and goose hunting in the Northwest. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2311.html 2015-08-28T19:21:00Z Still Time To Offer Ideas For 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2310.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters, outfitters, landowners and others there is still time offer ideas and comments to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2310.html 2015-08-28T19:19:00Z Apprentice Hunter Rule Approved For Youth Hunt http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2312.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission recently confirmed that some youth who take advantage of the state's new "apprentice hunter" law will have the opportunity to participate in Montana's special youth hunts. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2312.html 2015-08-28T18:25:00Z FWP Seeks Input on 2016 – 2017 Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2309.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2309.html 2015-08-26T19:28:00Z FWP looking for input on 2016-2017 hunting seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2308.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:17:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2308.html 2015-08-21T22:17:48Z ATTENTION REGION 6 HUNTERS: FWP SEEKS INPUT ON 2016-2017 HUNTING SEASONS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2307.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:05:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2307.html 2015-08-21T22:05:58Z Southwest MT Hunters: Don't Wait to Weigh in on Season Setting http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2306.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:47:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2306.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-20T20:47:38Z Donate A Hunting License To Disabled Veterans & Armed Forces Members http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2305.html Montana residents and nonresidents can show support for members of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice by donating their hunting license to a disabled military veteran or disabled active duty service member. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2305.html 2015-08-20T14:09:00Z Hunters' Most Common Hunting Violations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2304.html Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2304.html 2015-08-19T15:53:00Z Hunters Need To Be Weed-Aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2303.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2303.html 2015-08-19T15:51:00Z Hunters Asked To Report Signs Of Wolves http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2302.html State wildlife officials remind landowners, hikers, anglers, OHV riders and others in the outdoors this fall to report wolf sightings to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2302.html 2015-08-19T15:50:00Z Ask First To Hunt On Private Land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2300.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2300.html 2015-08-19T15:49:00Z Stop At Game Check Stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2301.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2301.html 2015-08-19T15:49:00Z Keep It Clean - Game Handling Tips http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2299.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that simple, common sense precautions are part of the safe and proper field dressing of big game. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2299.html 2015-08-19T15:47:00Z What To Do With Your Big Game Carcass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2298.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2298.html 2015-08-19T15:46:00Z 2015 Hunting Regulations - Keep Them Handy http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2297.html Montana’s deer, elk and antelope regulation book is available online and at all FWP license providers. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2297.html 2015-08-19T15:44:00Z 2014 Big Game Hunting Seasons http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2296.html Big game hunting seasons. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2296.html 2015-08-19T15:36:00Z Migratory Bird Hunters Need To Get HIP http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2295.html Everyone who hunts doves, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, snipe, or coots in Montana must be "HIP" certified. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2295.html 2015-08-19T15:24:00Z Early Migratory Bird Seasons Set http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2294.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission has adopted final 2015 hunting regulations and season dates for "webless" migratory game birds. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2294.html 2015-08-19T15:13:00Z Black Bear Hunters Must Keep Meat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2293.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2293.html 2015-08-19T15:05:00Z Black Bear Season License Purchase Deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2292.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. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2292.html 2015-08-19T15:02:00Z