Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/hunting/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Montana's special drawing deadlines http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2592.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:51:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2592.html 2017-04-24T21:51:10Z 2017 SuperTag chances are on sale now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2591.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:50:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2591.html 2017-04-24T21:50:15Z FWP Seeking Comments on Draft Management Plan for Fresno WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2590.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft management plan for the Fresno Reservoir Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The comment period will run from March 29, 2017 through April 27, 2017. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:30:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2590.html Marc Kloker 2017-04-03T16:30:08Z Some Region 6 Block Management Areas Open For 2017 Spring Turkey Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2589.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and participating land owners will open some Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and one area south of Zortman. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:28:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2589.html Marc Kloker 2017-04-03T16:28:43Z Spring black bear hunting season opens April 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2588.html Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2588.html 2017-03-30T19:31:00Z Spring turkey season opens April 8 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2587.html Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 8 this year. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2587.html 2017-03-30T19:27:00Z 2017 SuperTag chances are on sale now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2586.html Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:40:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2586.html 2017-03-27T18:40:01Z Be bear aware as bears emerge from dens http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2585.html Grizzly and black bears are emerging from dens, based on radio collar locations, track reports, and observations. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:35:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2585.html 2017-03-27T18:35:36Z Spring black bear hunting season opens April 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2584.html Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:34:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2584.html 2017-03-27T18:34:08Z Spring turkey season opens April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2583.html Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 8 this year. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:33:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2583.html 2017-03-27T18:33:21Z Hunter, Bowhunter Education classes updated http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2582.html There are several Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education courses scheduled in communities located in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 in coming weeks. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2582.html 2017-03-14T22:42:00Z Region 7 FWP enrolling landowners for Block Management http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2581.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block Management is a cooperative effort between landowners and FWP to help manage public hunting activities and provide equitable public hunting opportunities. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2581.html 2017-03-14T21:48:00Z Meeting Set for Mar. 22 to Discuss 2017 Mountain Lion Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2579.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 22 to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2017 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. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:57:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2579.html Andrea Jones 2017-03-08T20:57:22Z Online hunter and bowhunter education available to adults http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2578.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers hunter and bowhunter education on the Internet to anyone 18 years and older. Following the online coursework, students must sign up for a scheduled field day. There are field days available throughout Montana every spring and into the fall for Hunter Education and winter through summer for Bowhunter Education. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:18:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2578.html 2017-02-22T15:18:44Z Hunters' bear ID training required http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2577.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. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:17:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2577.html 2017-02-22T15:17:56Z Some late season endings need 2016 hunting and trapping licenses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2576.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds wolf and mountain lion hunters, and some trappers, who still plan to head afield that they need a 2016 hunting or trapping license to close out the seasons that are now in progress. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2576.html 2017-02-22T15:16:00Z Spring turkey license application deadline is March 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2575.html Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 8 this year. The deadline to apply for a Montana spring turkey license in some Montana counties is March 2. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:14:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2575.html 2017-02-22T15:14:29Z FWP Updates Snow Goose Consumption Advisory http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2574.html While it would appear safe for humans to consume muscle tissue and organs of these harvested geese, under the circumstances, it is at the discretion of the hunter whether he or she chooses to eat or discard snow geese harvested after the Nov. 28 event. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:43:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2574.html Andrea Jones 2017-02-21T22:43:29Z Fish & Wildlife Commission approves lighted nocks for archery-only season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2573.html Montana archery hunters will be allowed to utilize another piece of equipment this fall in their pursuit of game. During its Feb. 10 meeting, the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission approved the use of lighted nocks on arrows during the 2017 archery-only season and in archery equipment-only areas or hunting districts. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2573.html 2017-02-21T16:09:00Z Region 7 Block Management Program cooperators recognized http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2572.html In 2016, more than 45,000 resident and nonresident hunters utilized the Block Management Program in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2572.html 2017-02-14T15:34:00Z Reminder of new bow and arrow license requirements http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2571.html This year, hunters will be required to purchase a Montana bow and arrow license prior to applying for any archery only permit. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2571.html 2017-02-08T21:33:00Z Reminder of new bow and arrow license requirements http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2570.html This year, hunters will be required to purchase a Montana bow and arrow license as a prerequisite for any archery only permit. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:28:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2570.html 2017-02-06T18:28:52Z Hunter, Bowhunter Education courses listed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2569.html Dates are beginning to pop up for Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses to be offered across Region 7 in the coming months, and some are already accepting students. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2569.html 2017-01-27T21:43:00Z Elk and Deer Special Application Drawing Deadline is March 15; Fishing License Expires Feb. 28 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2568.html It’s time to start thinking about hunting season again, and getting your new fishing license for the year. Starting Monday, Jan. 23, hunters and anglers can start purchasing licenses for the 2017 year. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2568.html Marc Kloker 2017-01-25T21:50:00Z Elk and Deer Special Application Drawing Deadline is March 15; Changes in Permit Types for Region One http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2567.html Hunters are reminded that the deadline for applying for bull and antlerless elk and mule deer buck permits is March 15. The deer and elk permit application packet is available at FWP license providers and online at FWP’s website: fwp.mt.gov. The deer and elk permit application packet explains the rules for each hunting district and gives directions for applying. Hunters can apply online, or they may stop in to the FWP Office on North Meridian Road and apply in person. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:42:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/hunting/nr_2567.html 2017-01-24T15:42:44Z