Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Certified boater training now available online http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0444.html Certified boater training for Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs can now be done online at cleandraindrymt.com. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0444.html 2018-04-18T16:41:00Z Watercraft Inspection Stations opening for the season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0442.html Snowbird coming home? Have a boat? Be sure to get it inspected. Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0442.html 2018-04-02T14:58:00Z FWP takes another look at Tiber access options http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0443.html Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is looking at other options for boating access to Tiber Reservoir that will allow for adequate access while ensuring watercraft won’t leave the reservoir without going through decontamination. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:27:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0443.html 2018-03-29T20:27:27Z Deadline for access tax credit program extended until May 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0441.html Landowners will now have until May 1 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0441.html 2018-03-22T15:18:00Z Spring Aboard: Boaters urged to get educated before boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0440.html The temperature may be cool outside, but boating safety advocates urge boaters to enroll in a boating education course. Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0440.html 2018-03-19T15:00:00Z Spring Aboard: Boaters urged to get educated before boating season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0439.html The temperature may be cool outside, but boating safety advocates urge boaters to enroll in a boating education course. Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season. Many education providers offer discounts or other incentives for students during the week of March 18-24, 2018 to enroll in a boating education course. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:49:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0439.html 2018-03-16T21:49:10Z Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0438.html Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0438.html 2018-02-23T22:37:00Z New MyFWP Online Portal http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0437.html Many of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ online users will notice a big change starting Wednesday with the unveiling of the new MyFWP online portal. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0437.html 2018-02-16T22:44:00Z More than 7,000 Acres Near Whitefish Conserved Through Public-Private Partnership http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0436.html Flathead County, MT — More than 7,000 acres of forestland north of Whitefish is being permanently protected thanks to a public-private partnership devoted to sustainable forest management, public access for recreation and habitat conservation. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:26:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0436.html 2018-02-15T21:26:49Z Birding/Outdoor group to discuss Christmas Bird Count December 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0435.html The Miles City Birding/Outdoor Group will meet Thursday, December 7 at Miles Community College Room 106 from 6-7 p.m., with the Christmas Bird Count the main item on the agenda. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0435.html Marla Prell 2017-12-05T21:58:00Z Shooting range development grant deadline Feb. 1, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0434.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for range development grants is Feb. 1, 2018. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0434.html 2017-12-04T16:02:00Z Shooting range development grant application deadline Feb. 1, 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0433.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for range development grants is Feb.1, 2018. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:22:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0433.html 2017-11-29T17:22:46Z Comment Sought on No-Wake Zone Near Great Falls http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0432.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish a seasonal 200-foot, no-wake zone extending out from the western shoreline of the Missouri River between the Warden Bridge and the Burlington Northern Railway Bridge No. 119.4 in Great Falls. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:09:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0432.html Bruce Auchly 2017-11-21T20:09:21Z Canyon Ferry and Tiber AIS inspections stations reduce hours http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0431.html Labor Day weekend marked the end of the height of boating season in Montana, and in response, decontamination stations at Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs are moving to fall hours, so it is important to note that the inspection station hours vary by site. For inspection station hours go to http://musselresponse.mt.gov/Decontamination-Stations. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:33:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0431.html 2017-09-13T21:33:31Z FWP Seeks Comments on Upper Bitterroot and West Fork Recreation Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0430.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed administrative rules and an associated draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Upper Bitterroot River and West Fork, designed to address concerns about quality of river experience. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:23:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0430.html 2017-09-12T16:23:47Z Hunter, recreationists have several resources for fire and restriction information http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0429.html As hunters and other recreationists enjoy late summer in Montana, fire safety will be a critical part of a safe trip. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:40:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0429.html 2017-08-30T22:40:33Z Campfires banned at Hell Creek State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0428.html Due to severe fire danger, campfires will no longer be allowed anywhere at Hell Creek State Park, effective immediately. The park will remain open for recreation, but FWP urges people to use caution as the risk for fire remains high. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0428.html Marla Prell 2017-08-11T14:07:00Z Otter Bites Tuber on Missouri River near Townsend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0427.html A tuber floating the Missouri River about a half mile upstream of York’s Islands Fishing Access Site south of Townsend on Saturday evening was bit by an otter. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:35:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0427.html 2017-08-03T21:35:39Z Fire Restrictions in Effect Saturday at Many Southwest MT FWP Properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0426.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in many southwest Montana counties are set to enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Saturday. This includes Fishing Access Sites, State Parks, and Wildlife Management areas. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:22:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0426.html Andrea Jones 2017-08-03T18:22:38Z FWP encourages boaters to wear a life jacket http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0425.html In Montana, the most common types of boating accidents are capsizing, falling overboard, or collisions with another vessel or object in the water. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0425.html 2017-08-03T15:10:00Z Paddle sports popularity http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0424.html Americans are paddling in record numbers, according to the Outdoor Industry Foundation. About 22 million Americans are paddling, the most popular vessels are recreational kayaks. Stand up paddle boards are growing in popularity every year. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0424.html 2017-08-03T15:08:00Z Paddle sports popularity http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0423.html Americans are paddling in record numbers, according to the Outdoor Industry Foundation. About 22 million Americans are paddling, the most popular vessels are recreational kayaks. Stand up paddle boards are growing in popularity every year. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:13:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0423.html 2017-08-01T20:13:52Z FWP encourages boaters to wear a life jacket http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0422.html In Montana, the most common types of boating accidents are capsizing, falling overboard, or collisions with another vessel or object in the water. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:13:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0422.html 2017-08-01T20:13:10Z Boaters must steer clear of scuba divers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0421.html Most people don’t think of Montana as a scuba diving destination, but it is becoming a popular way of experiencing Montana’s waters. With that, Montana FWP reminds boaters, anglers and others on the water to be on the lookout for scuba divers. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:12:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0421.html 2017-08-01T20:12:28Z FWP completes acquisition of Grant Marsh WMA addition http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0371.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently completed acquisition of a 425-acre addition to the Grant Marsh Wildlife Management Area seven miles north of Hardin. The property is expected to open to the public by Sept. 1, 2017. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0371.html 2017-07-25T19:00:00Z