Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en Comment Sought on Proposed Trail on Blackleaf WMA Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a draft environmental assessment on a proposed trail on the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area west of Bynum on the Rocky Mountain Front. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:36:00 GMT Bruce Auchly 2015-05-20T16:36:00Z Front Bighorn Population Drop Leads to Quota Questions With the Sun River bighorn sheep herd declining by more than half in five years, state wildlife biologists are trying to figure out how that will affect hunting licenses, what it means for the animals’ long-term future and what’s causing the drop. Wed, 20 May 2015 16:33:36 GMT Bruce Auchly 2015-05-20T16:33:36Z Spring Black Bear Hunters Reminded of Key Regulations Black Bear hunters are reminded of a number of important hunting regulations as the spring black bear season continues: Fri, 08 May 2015 21:10:26 GMT 2015-05-08T21:10:26Z Fewer Surplus Nonresident Elk And Deer Hunting Licenses Available Beginning Monday, May 4, nonresident hunters can choose among Montana's surplus deer, elk and big game combination hunting licenses and purchase them online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:11:00 GMT 2015-04-30T18:11:00Z Bighorn Sheep Die-Off Prompts Second Hunting District Closure Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission today closed another bighorn sheep hunting district, this one north of Plains in northwestern Montana, due to a suspected disease-related die-off. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:36:00 GMT 2015-04-20T21:36:00Z Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:35:00 GMT 2015-04-17T21:35:00Z Hunting Permit Drawing Complete Hunters waiting to hear if they drew a deer or elk permit can check the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website now for drawing results. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:53:00 GMT 2015-04-15T19:53:00Z FWP seeking landowners for Block Management BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking landowners in Region 5 who are interested in participating in Block Management. Block Management is a cooperative effort between landowners, public land management agencies, and FWP to help manage public hunting activities and provide equitable hunting opportunities. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:34:32 GMT 2015-04-13T13:34:32Z Montana's Special Drawing Deadlines 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. A 2015 conservation license is needed in order to apply. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:54:00 GMT 2015-04-10T19:54:00Z 2015 SuperTag Chances On Sale Now Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:52:00 GMT 2015-04-10T19:52:00Z Reminders For Shed Hunters: WMAs Are Closed & Be Bear Aware With the arrival of spring and melting snow, shed hunters take to the hills in search of cherished shed elk and deer antlers. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:51:00 GMT 2015-04-10T19:51:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Opens April 15 Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens Wednesday, April 15. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:49:00 GMT 2015-04-10T19:49:00Z Region 6 Pilot Program 2015 Spring Turkey Landowner Roster Landowner Roster for BMA's participating in Region 6 Pilot Program for 2015 Spring Turkey hunting season. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:00 GMT Marc Kloker 2015-04-09T16:00:00Z Pilot Project Opening BMAs along Milk River for Spring Turkey Season Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Glasgow is conducting a pilot project to open Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:55:53 GMT Marc Kloker 2015-04-09T15:55:53Z Sheep Die-Off Prompts Hunting District Closure Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission today closed a bighorn sheep hunting district near Gardiner due to an ongoing disease-related die-off. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:12:00 GMT 2015-03-23T21:12:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Season Opens April 15 Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:58:00 GMT 2015-03-20T14:58:00Z Spring Turkey Season Opens April 11 Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online. The application deadline for western Montana's spring gobbler season permits has passed. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:56:00 GMT 2015-03-20T14:56:00Z Spring Turkey Season Opens April 11 Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:28:00 GMT 2015-03-06T16:28:00Z Spring Black Bear Hunting Season Coming Soon Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:27:00 GMT 2015-03-06T16:27:00Z Nonresident Deer & Elk Permit Applications Due March 16 Montana's applications for nonresident deer and elk hunting licenses and permits are due March 16. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:07:00 GMT 2015-03-06T16:07:00Z FWP to Host Missoula Meeting to Collect Input on Mountain Lion Quotas Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking input on mountain lion harvest quotas at a public meeting in Missoula on Saturday, March 7. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Parkside and run until 2:30 p.m. if needed. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:12:36 GMT 2015-02-25T22:12:36Z Meeting Set for Mar. 3 to Discuss 2015 Mountain Lion Season Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2015 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, 24 Feb 2015 17:25:46 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-02-24T17:25:46Z Hunters' Bear Identification Training Required 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. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:23:00 GMT 2015-02-20T15:23:00Z Elk And Deer Permit Application Due March 16 March 16 is the deadline to apply for Montana's 2015 deer and elk hunting permits. An easy-to-use application packet is available from all hunting license providers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and online at Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:22:00 GMT 2015-02-20T15:22:00Z Spring Turkey Permit Applications Deadline Is March 5 Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. The deadline to apply for a Montana spring turkey permit available in some Montana counties is March 5. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:21:00 GMT 2015-02-20T15:21:00Z