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 Bow And Arrow License Requirements For 2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2419.html Starting in 2017 the purchase of a Montana bow and arrow license will be required prior to applying for any archery only permit. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2419.html 2016-04-18T21:06:00Z Montana's Special Drawing Deadlines http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2418.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 2 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2418.html 2016-04-18T21:03:00Z 2016 SuperTag Chances On Sale Now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2417.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2417.html 2016-04-18T21:01:00Z Reminders For Shed Hunters: WMAs Are Closed And Be Bear Aware http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2416.html With the arrival of spring and melting snow, shed hunters take to the hills in search of cherished shed elk and deer antlers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2416.html 2016-04-18T21:00:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Opened April 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2415.html Montana's spring black bear hunting season opened Friday, April 15. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2415.html 2016-04-18T20:59:00Z Archery License Will Be Required To Apply For 2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2414.html Starting in 2017 the purchase of a bow and arrow license will be required prior to applying for any Archery only permit. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2414.html 2016-04-13T21:50:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Season Opens April 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2413.html Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2413.html 2016-04-04T17:49:00Z Spring Turkey Season Set To Begin http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2412.html Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 9 this year. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2412.html 2016-04-04T17:47:00Z Print Copies Of Hunting Regulations Now Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2411.html Montana's annual Deer, Elk and Antelope along with Moose, Sheep and Goat hunting regulations booklets are available at FWP offices and license providers and online. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2411.html 2016-04-04T17:46:00Z New Bow And Arrow License Requirements For 2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2410.html Starting in 2017 the purchase of a Montana bow and arrow license will be required prior to applying for any archery only permit. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2410.html 2016-04-04T17:44:00Z Some Region 6 Block Management Areas Open For 216 Spring Turkey Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2409.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and participating land owners will open some Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and also one area south of Zortman. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:18:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2409.html Marc Kloker 2016-04-01T18:18:19Z 2016 Deer, Elk And Antelope Regulations Online Ahead Of March 15 Deadline http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2408.html March 15 is the deadline to apply for Montana's 2016 deer and elk hunting permits. An updated and easy-to-use 10-page application packet is available online at fwp.mt.gov. 2016 Deer, Elk and Antelope Regulations are also available online. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2408.html 2016-03-10T21:04:00Z Changes to Elk Hunting Regs in Butte and Helena Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2407.html For those planning to hunt elk in the districts between Butte and Helena, some important changes to the regulations for the 2016 hunting season need to be considered. These changes specifically apply to Hunt District 215 (East Deer Lodge), 318 (Butte-Basin), and 335 (Helena South). Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:46:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2407.html Andrea Jones 2016-03-07T19:46:08Z Mountain Lion Management Meeting March 8 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2406.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting on Tuesday, March 8 to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2016 mountain lion hunting season in Region 3. The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. at the Headwaters Community Center (223 N. Main St.) in Three Forks. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:59:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2406.html Andrea Jones 2016-03-01T21:59:21Z March 15 Permit Deadline Important for Many Western Montana Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2405.html The March 15th deer and elk permit application deadline has gained more importance to hunters in west-central Montana as a result of the new regulations for the 2016 hunting season. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:57:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2405.html 2016-02-29T19:57:40Z Hunters' Bear Identification Training Required http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2404.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds all black bear hunters of the responsibility to avoid mistakenly shooting a grizzly bear during the state's upcoming spring black bear hunt. Montana's spring black bear hunting season begins April 15. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2404.html 2016-02-25T21:24:00Z Some Late Season Endings Need 2015 Hunting And Trapping Licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2403.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds wolf and mountain lion hunters, and some trappers, who still plan to head afield that they need a 2015 hunting or trapping license to close out the seasons that are now in progress. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2403.html 2016-02-25T21:17:00Z Spring Turkey Permit Applications Deadline Is March 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2402.html Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 9 this year. The deadline to apply for a Montana spring turkey permit in some Montana counties is March 3. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2402.html 2016-02-25T21:12:00Z Application Deadline Approaching For 'Open Fields' Enrollment http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2401.html There’s still time for landowners in a select list of counties to enroll in the state-sponsored "Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters." Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2401.html 2016-02-25T21:06:00Z COMMISSION APPROVES EXPANDED SHOULDER SEASON OPPORTUNITIES http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2371.html At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved elk shoulder seasons in 43 hunting districts for the 2016/2017 hunting season. Final information on these shoulder seasons will be available online by the end of February and at all license providers in mid-March in the 2016 Deer, Elk and Antelope Hunting regulations. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 20:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2371.html 2016-02-24T20:53:00Z Updated Permit Application Packets Now Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2400.html March 15 is the deadline to apply for Montana's 2016 deer and elk hunting permits. An updated and easy-to-use 10-page application packet is available online at fwp.mt.gov. Paper applications are also available from most license providers and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2400.html 2016-02-19T16:20:00Z FWP Reminds Residents that Feeding Wildlife is Illegal and can be Dangerous http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2399.html FWP would like to remind folks that the supplemental feeding of game animals is illegal under Montana code (MCA 87-6-216). Recently, FWP has been investigating incidents of residents feeding deer in the Libby and Yaak area. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:35:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2399.html 2016-02-17T17:35:32Z Hunting Regulations Considered at the February 11 Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting will Include Archery Only Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2398.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena on Thursday February 11 to consider and adopt hunting regulations for the 2016/2017 seasons. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature a live video feed to all seven FWP Regions. Hunters are encouraged to attend the Kalispell video conference at the FWP headquarters on North Meridian Road. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:39:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2398.html 2016-02-08T18:39:27Z New FWP Access Program Offers Tax Credits To Landowners http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2397.html Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP) for enrollment in a new program called Unlocking Public Lands that may qualify a landowner for up to $3,000 in annual tax credits. Through this program, a landowner who enters into a contractual agreement with FWP to allow public recreational access across private land to reach a parcel of otherwise inaccessible state or federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or United States Forest Service (USFS) land is entitled to receive a $750 annual tax credit per contract, with a maximum of four contracts per year. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2397.html 2016-02-05T18:49:00Z FWP Seeking Comment on Draft EA for Purchase of Conservation Easement in Phillips Co. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2396.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action of purchasing a conservation easement on 1,760 acres from Wetlands America Trust Inc., a division of Ducks Unlimited (DU). This property, called Pintail Flat, is located as a single parcel approximately 14 miles south of Dodson in Phillips County. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2396.html Marc Kloker 2016-01-28T22:51:00Z