Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP Lifts Fire Restrictions in Treasure County Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Treasure County. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:01:00 GMT 2015-10-06T22:01:00Z Fire Restrictions Lifted for FWP Sites in Northwest Montana Fire Restrictions (Stage I and II) have been rescinded for all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites in northwest Montana, including state parks, wildlife management areas, and fishing access sites in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders County, effective immediately. This is consistent with removal of fire restrictions as of today on public lands in the Kalispell Area fire restriction zone (formerly the northwest zone). Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:31:52 GMT 2015-10-02T15:31:52Z Murphy Lake Re-opened to Recreation Murphy Lake in its entirety, south of Eureka, in Lincoln County, has been re-opened to all boating, motorized and non-motorized use and all recreation. A closure was in place for fire-fighting operations. Murphy Lake is located on the Kootenai National Forest and is adjacent to the Murphy Lake Ranger District headquarters. Contact: FWP Warden Captain Lee Anderson, 752-5501 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:30:44 GMT 2015-10-02T15:30:44Z New Permits Required for Snowmobile and Off-Highway Vehicle use in Montana -Effective October 1st, 2015 Montana State Parks ( announced today that changes to the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) registration and Snowmobile trail use laws will go into effect on October 1, 2015. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:18:00 GMT 2015-09-23T21:18:00Z Boaters Must Steer Clear Of Scuba Divers Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters, anglers and others on the water to be on the lookout for scuba divers. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:40:00 GMT 2015-09-04T21:40:00Z USDA to Invest More Than $700,000 to Increase Recreational Public Access on Private Farm, Ranch, and Forest Lands in Montana The U.S. Department of Agriculture will partner with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to improve and increase wildlife habitat and public access for recreational opportunities on privately-owned and operated ranch lands. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:35:00 GMT 2015-08-18T14:35:00Z FWP Looking for Input in Planning for the Future; Kalispell Listening Session set for August 12 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs, and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. FWP has held public listening sessions in communities around the state. The final session will be held in Kalispell on Wednesday, August 12 in the Museum at Central School, in Kalispell. The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:56:09 GMT 2015-08-03T18:56:09Z Stimson Lumber Company Lands Closed to the Public due to Dry Conditions Due to high fire danger, Stimson has decided to close their fee lands, including those covered by the Kootenai Lands Conservation Easement in Troy, to the general public until more favorable conditions return to warrant reopening. Stimpson has posted signs at prominent locations around the property and in local establishments around Troy. The closure goes into effect immediately. Contact FWP Game Warden Phil Kilbreath (291-6539) in Troy for more information. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:09:00 GMT 2015-07-21T16:09:00Z FWP Wardens On Alert For Kids Doing Something Right Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens will be trying to catch young people doing something right this summer. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:20:00 GMT 2015-07-16T16:20:00Z Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP properties in Blaine, Hill Counties In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Blaine and Hill counties. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT 2015-07-10T14:04:00Z Additional SW Montana Angling Restrictions Effective Friday (7/10) In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:44:00 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-07-09T22:44:00Z Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison & Jefferson Counties Due to the high level of fire danger, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in Madison and Jefferson Counties will go to Stage 1 fire restrictions on Thursday, July 9. The restrictions apply specifically to FWP Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and State Parks. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-07-08T21:36:00Z Be Prepared for Fire Danger With hot, dry weather about to bear down on Montana, campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:45:00 GMT 2015-06-30T22:45:00Z No Fireworks at Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sites Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July Fourth weekend is a great idea—just leave the fireworks at home. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:43:00 GMT 2015-06-30T22:43:00Z New Boat Regulations Booklet Available New Montana Boating Regulations booklets are now available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices and on the FWP website. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:00:00 GMT 2015-06-26T15:00:00Z No Fireworks At Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sites Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July Fourth weekend is a great idea—just leave the fireworks at home. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:58:00 GMT 2015-06-26T14:58:00Z Be Prepared For Fire Danger With hot, dry weather about to bear down on Montana, campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:57:00 GMT 2015-06-26T14:57:00Z FWP Opens the I-90 Bridge Pier Section of the Blackfoot River Ahead of Schedule FWP Opens the I-90 Bridge Pier Section of the Blackfoot River Ahead of Schedule Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:44:08 GMT Dori Schiele 2015-06-25T22:44:08Z Camp Spots At Deadman's Basin Improved BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has greatly improved the camping spots at its Deadman’s Basin fishing access site northwest of Ryegate. The department also has started collecting camping fees for use of the improved sites. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:23:00 GMT 2015-06-25T20:23:00Z Firewood Cutting at Mount Haggin Free firewood cutting for personal use is allowed by permit in designated areas on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area south of Anaconda now through Nov. 30. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 18:00:35 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-06-08T18:00:35Z Dome Mountain Clean Up Day June 13 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for volunteers for its 3rd annual Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day co-sponsored by the Park County Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, June 13. Volunteers will be cleaning up and removing remnants of old fencing that are dangerous to wildlife on this important elk winter range. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:23:54 GMT Andrea Jones 2015-06-02T21:23:54Z Manners Matter - How To Share The River Montana's welcoming summer waters annually draw anglers, hikers, wildlife viewers, campers, floaters and boaters into the outdoors because it's still easy to have a great summer experience on Montana's rivers. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:00 GMT 2015-05-20T17:32:00Z Keep Safe On The Water Summer days on the water with family and friends are ahead. Here’s a primer on how to keep those days safe and fun for the entire crew. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:29:00 GMT 2015-05-20T17:29:00Z Boating Safety Is As Easy As 1-2-3 As the summer boating season begins, FWP urges all boaters to follow three basic rules on the water: Wed, 20 May 2015 17:28:00 GMT 2015-05-20T17:28:00Z 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, 10 Apr 2015 19:58:00 GMT 2015-04-10T19:58:00Z