Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 Mule deer buck tests positive for CWD in Grand Teton National Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2862.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has been informed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that a mule deer buck in Grand Teton National Park has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 20:36:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2862.html 2018-11-21T20:36:30Z Fifth Weekend Saw Fewer Hunters and Low Deer Harvest in Region 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2861.html The number of hunters getting out into the field was below average in most areas over the fifth weekend of the general hunting season. White-tailed and mule deer harvest was below average throughout southwest Montana, the southern portion of region 3 continues to report higher harvest rates for elk. Hunters are encouraged to head outside for a final push before the season closes on Sunday. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2861.html 2018-11-21T16:49:00Z South central Montana hunter numbers down, harvest mixed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2860.html The weekend’s weather provided hunters with mixed opportunities in south central Montana over the weekend. Conditions varied from snowy to windy to cold depending on what part of the region a hunter visited. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks saw an overall decline from last year in numbers of hunters who stopped at its check stations and the number of harvested animals they reported. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:54:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2860.html 2018-11-19T23:54:40Z General Hunting Season Down to Final Week http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2859.html Kalispell, MT — The big-game hunting season is down to the final days across Montana. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:27:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2859.html 2018-11-19T19:27:13Z Hunter Harvest Keeps Pace Across West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2858.html Hunter harvests of elk and deer in west-central Montana kept pace with last year at the close of the fourth week of the general big game hunting season. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:35:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2858.html 2018-11-19T17:35:02Z Hunter success dips at Week 3 check stations in Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2857.html Hunter success dipped at check stations in Hysham and Ashland on Sunday, but hunters were still happy and encountering wildlife. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2857.html 2018-11-16T21:24:00Z Deer in Blaine County test positive for CWD http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2856.html Test results from three deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:27:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2856.html 2018-11-16T17:27:40Z Colder temperatures and snow improve elk movement and hunter success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2855.html Variable weather across southwest Montana brought snow to higher elevations. Colder temperatures contributed to higher elk movement and improved tracking. With mild temperatures state-wide until this past weekend, hunters waited for improved conditions to pursue game. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:33:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2855.html 2018-11-14T16:33:22Z Hunter Success Increasing in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2854.html Kalispell, MT — Hunters were more successful last weekend across northwest Montana as the big-game hunting season approaches its final weeks. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:34:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2854.html 2018-11-13T21:34:45Z Hunter Harvest Steady Across West-Central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2853.html Big game harvest in west-central Montana maintained a steady pace through the fourth weekend of the general hunting season, bringing totals in line with average. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:39:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2853.html 2018-11-13T17:39:57Z