Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Spring Aboard: FWP encourages boaters to ‘Keep Your Edge’ this boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0501.html It may not feel like boating season yet, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0501.html 2019-03-12T14:47:00Z Spring Aboard: FWP encourages boaters to ‘Keep Your Edge’ this boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0500.html It may not feel like boating season yet, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. FWP is participating in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. The Spring Aboard campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season so they can make the most out of their time on the water. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:43:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0500.html 2019-03-11T21:43:23Z Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0499.html Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:22:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0499.html 2019-03-11T14:22:42Z Outdoors group to host speaker on spiny softshell turtles March 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0498.html On Thursday, March 7, the Miles City Birding/Outdoors Group will host a speaker on the general ecology of spiny softshell turtles and their life history along the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0498.html Marla Prell 2019-03-04T20:02:00Z Ice jams cause emergency closure of Rosebud Isle Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0496.html The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the Rosebud Isle Fishing Access Site in Stillwater County until further notice. Ice gorging and ice jams on West Rosebud Creek have caused water to channel through the entire site, which is then freezing, and causing dangerous conditions. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:40:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0496.html 2019-02-22T22:40:35Z FWP proposes amendments to recreation use rules on the Bitterroot River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0495.html At its Feb. 13 meeting, the Fish & Wildlife Commission approved proposed amendments to the Bitterroot river commercial use rules for public comment. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:34:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0495.html 2019-02-22T15:34:44Z Winter is the perfect time to check the condition of your life jacket http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0494.html Even though most of Montana’s waters are covered in ice right now, boating season is just around the corner! This month take some time to check the condition and fit of your life jacket before boating season arrives. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0494.html 2019-02-19T23:04:00Z Winter is the perfect time to check the condition of your life jacket http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0493.html Even though most of Montana’s waters are covered in ice right now, boating season is just around the corner! This month take some time to check the condition and fit of your life jacket before boating season arrives. Life jackets don’t last forever and the amount of buoyancy (and life-saving value) your life jacket provides will decrease over time. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:44:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0493.html 2019-02-19T20:44:49Z FWP closes on three conservation easements http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0492.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks finalized three significant conservation easements in the Habitat Montana program that will protect more than 18,000 acres and provide 970 hunter days a year. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 23:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0492.html 2019-01-03T23:07:00Z Smith River Permit Applications Available January 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0491.html Montana State Parks has announced that 2019 float permit applications for Smith River State Park will be available Wednesday, January 2 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. The permit drawing will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0491.html 2018-12-21T15:34:00Z Commission seeks public comment on Fishing Access Site biennial rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0490.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on a proposed Fishing Access Site biennial rule for 2019 and 2020. It will replace the existing rule, which expires Dec. 31. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0490.html 2018-10-26T20:24:00Z ‘Trail Stewards’ Help Care for Lone Pine State Park Through New Volunteer Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0489.html Kalispell, MT — Amy Johnson likes to enjoy the scenic trails of Lone Pine State Park almost every day. It’s a cherished escape. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:59:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0489.html 2018-10-23T19:59:32Z Shooting range development grant deadline Feb. 1, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0488.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for shooting range development grants is February 1, 2019. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:22:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0488.html 2018-10-23T18:22:24Z Montana’s 2018 Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees Announced – Banquet Set for Dec. 1 in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0487.html The Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame (MOHF) announced today its class of inductees for 2018. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0487.html 2018-10-15T15:24:00Z Snakes of Montana will be topic for Oct. 11 outdoors group meeting http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0486.html The Miles City Birding/Outdoor Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Miles Community College Room 106. Snakes of Montana will be the topic. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0486.html Marla Prell 2018-09-27T21:10:00Z Section of Swan River in Ferndale Reopened to Recreation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0485.html Kalispell, MT — The section of Swan River near the Montana Highway 209 bridge in Ferndale is being reopened to recreation. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:52:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0485.html 2018-08-30T22:52:53Z Stay safe on the water this Labor Day weekend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0484.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind boaters to be safe on the water this weekend. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:55:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0484.html 2018-08-30T14:55:50Z Public hearing slated Aug. 29 at Miles City FWP on proposed conservation easement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0483.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing in Miles City on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Region 7 headquarters to discuss the proposed North Sunday Creek Conservation Easement. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0483.html Marla Prell 2018-08-16T18:47:00Z East Rosebud FAS Campground reopens after tree removal project http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0482.html East Rosebud FAS Campground near the town of Forsyth is open for recreationists again following a brief closure for a hazardous tree removal project. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0482.html Marla Prell 2018-08-15T21:20:00Z FWP Seeks Input on Closure Rule Related to Upper Clark Fork River Cleanup http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0481.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking input on a biennial rule that would allow for a safety-related closure of a 2.6 mile stretch of the Clark Fork River near Deer Lodge while cleanup of contaminated soils in the area continues. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:09:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0481.html 2018-08-14T18:09:58Z Life Jacket Stations Now Available at Spring Meadow Lake State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0480.html Complimentary life jackets will now be available to use while visiting Spring Meadow Lake. Stations will be visibly positioned around the lake’s most popular destinations. Each will display fitting instructions and will hold life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult. These stations serve to increase the use of life jackets, especially for children playing in or near the water. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:06:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0480.html 2018-08-13T19:06:05Z East Rosebud FAS Campground to close during tree removal project; day use area, boat ramp to stay open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0479.html During August 13-17, the campground at the East Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth will be closed for a hazardous tree removal project. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0479.html Marla Prell 2018-08-08T14:47:00Z Power Line-Related Clark Fork River Closure Lifted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0478.html Northwestern Energy removed downed power lines from the Clark Fork River on the west side of Missoula this week, prompting officials to remove the river closure from Reserve Street Bridge to Kelly Island that had been in place since May. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:44:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0478.html 2018-08-01T16:44:45Z Be safe on Montana’s waters this summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0477.html As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0477.html 2018-07-27T14:38:00Z Be safe on Montana’s waters this summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0476.html As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:12:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0476.html 2018-07-26T21:12:55Z