Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Know the phases of cold water immersion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0546.html With ice coming off Montana’s lakes and rivers it’s important to remember that cold water can be deadly. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0546.html 2020-03-16T14:19:00Z OHV operators must purchase trail pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0545.html Montana residents who are off-highway vehicle operators are required to purchase a Resident OHV Trail Pass. The pass, which costs $20, can be purchased from many local vendors or online at http://stateparks.mt.gov/recreation/ohvProgram.html. The pass is required on all public lands where Montana residents ride OHVs on designated motorized routes and trails. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0545.html 2020-03-11T15:06:00Z OHV operators must purchase trail pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0544.html Montana residents who are off-highway vehicle operators are required to purchase a Resident OHV Trail Pass. The pass, which costs $20, can be purchased from many local vendors or online. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:15:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0544.html 2020-03-09T21:15:53Z State agencies finalizing changes to boating access on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0543.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is not renewing its lease with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the Elmo Fishing Access Site on Flathead Lake. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 20:42:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0543.html 2020-03-04T20:42:23Z License year set to begin March 1, here’s what you need to know http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0542.html 2020 Montana hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale starting Sunday, March 1 at 5 a.m., and this year people will see some changes to how they can buy general licenses and apply for special (limited draw) licenses and permits. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0542.html 2020-02-27T20:57:00Z License year set to begin March 1, here’s what you need to know http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0541.html 2020 Montana hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale starting Sunday, March 1 at 5 a.m., and this year people will see some changes to how they can buy general licenses and apply for special (limited draw) licenses and permits. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0541.html 2020-02-26T21:07:00Z FWP to hold public hearing on labeling standards for PFD's http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0540.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to language in the Administrative Rules of Montana that pertains to the U. S. Coast Guard’s new labeling standards for personal floatation devices. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:24:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0540.html 2020-02-19T21:24:02Z FWP negotiating with Army Corps for Hell Creek State Park lease renewal http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0539.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is negotiating a new lease with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the continued operation of Hell Creek State Park on Fort Peck Reservoir north of Jordan. The current 30-year lease between the two agencies expires in April 2021, but both parties are entering into new negotiations with an eye toward long-term operation of the state park and visitor facilities. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:24:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0539.html 2020-02-11T18:24:43Z Landowners have until March 16 to apply for access tax credit program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0538.html Landowners have until March 16 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program to be eligible for up to $3,000 in tax credits. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0538.html 2020-01-24T15:55:00Z FWP reminds waterfowl hunters to be water wise http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0537.html Do you hunt waterfowl or hunt in and around lakes, streams, rivers or ponds? Do you use a jon boat, rowboat, duck-boat or a blind near your favorite haunt? If you do, don’t forget to be water wise! Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:16:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0537.html 2019-11-04T15:16:02Z Shooting Range Development Grant Applications Are Open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0536.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces that the application period to apply for a shooting range improvement grant is now open. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0536.html 2019-10-21T22:07:00Z Shooting Range Development Grant Applications Are Open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0535.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces that the application period to apply for a shooting range improvement grant is now open. Completed applications must be received no later than February 1, 2020. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:21:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0535.html 2019-10-18T17:21:22Z Vandalism destroys vault toilet at Pirogue Island State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0534.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information about recent vandalism at Pirogue Island State Park near Miles City. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0534.html Marla Prell 2019-10-17T15:21:00Z Non-resident OHV permit cost increases, more money to trails grant program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0533.html Non-resident off-highway vehicle users coming to Montana this fall will see a slight increase in their temporary use permits. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0533.html 2019-10-15T15:32:00Z Non-resident OHV permit cost increases, more money to trails grant program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0532.html Non-resident off-highway vehicle users coming to Montana this fall will see a slight increase in their temporary use permits. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:07:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0532.html 2019-10-11T21:07:07Z Non-resident boaters are required to purchase AIS Prevention Pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0531.html Non-residents planning to bring their watercraft into Montana must now purchase an AIS Prevention Pass (AISPP) before launching on state waters. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 19:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0531.html 2019-10-03T19:39:00Z Meeting set in Hysham for proposed conservation easement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0530.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a public meeting in Hysham on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Treasure County Community Center to discuss a proposed conservation easement. Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:13:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0530.html Marla Prell 2019-09-05T21:13:00Z Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana’s Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0529.html Montana’s Fishing Access Sites accommodate roughly 3.9 million visits from people every year. These visits happen on about 330 Fishing Access Sites across the state that vary in size from less than one acre to several hundred acres. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0529.html 2019-08-08T15:19:00Z Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana's Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0528.html Montana's Fishing Access Sites are paid for with dollars contributed by anglers, but they are also used heavily by non-anglers. So whether you fish or float, here's how you can help take care of these sites. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:21:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0528.html 2019-08-07T18:21:37Z Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0527.html Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0527.html 2019-07-30T20:00:00Z FWP reminder: SUP users must have life jacket on board http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0526.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds everyone using stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on the board. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:46:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0526.html 2019-07-25T17:46:02Z FWP reminds boaters of hazardous river conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0525.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters to use caution everywhere they recreate. Boating, while enjoyable, is inherently dangerous. Boaters and other people who recreate on Montana’s waterbodies do so at their own risk. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0525.html 2019-07-09T20:23:00Z FWP reminds boaters of hazardous river conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0524.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters to use caution everywhere they recreate. Boating, while enjoyable, is inherently dangerous. Boaters and other people who recreate on Montana’s waterbodies do so at their own risk. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:26:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0524.html 2019-07-09T17:26:15Z No fireworks allowed at Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0523.html Visiting a Montana Fishing Access Site on the July 4 holiday is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home, please. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0523.html Marla Prell 2019-07-02T16:38:00Z FWP, Capital Sports to host paddle fest on July 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0522.html Curious about kayaking or stand up paddle boards? Mon, 01 Jul 2019 20:33:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0522.html 2019-07-01T20:33:19Z