Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 “BBs & Bows in the Badlands”: Youths spend exciting day outdoors http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0521.html On Saturday, June 22, 45 guests spent a fun-filled day outdoors at Springhill Ranch near Wibaux at the inaugural “BBs & Bows in the Badlands” event for youths and their families. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0521.html Marla Prell 2019-06-28T14:12:00Z Cliff swallow field trip in Miles City Friday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0520.html A cliff swallow field trip has been scheduled for Friday in Miles City for the Miles City Birding & Outdoor Group. The public is welcome to attend the free outing. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0520.html Marla Prell 2019-06-25T18:59:00Z FWP to Develop Public Wildlife Viewing Area on Flathead Lake North Shore http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0519.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is moving forward with the development of a public wildlife viewing area overlooking the North Shore Wildlife Management Area southeast of Kalispell. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:17:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0519.html 2019-06-24T16:17:42Z Boaters: Remember to “clean, drain, dry” this summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0518.html The summer boating season in Montana has begun, and more than 24,000 watercraft have already been inspected at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and partner organizations operate more than 30 watercraft inspections stations to ensure boats launching on Montana waters are free of aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:47:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0518.html 2019-06-20T21:47:38Z Montana Neighbor Award nominations due June 24 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0517.html The Montana Neighbor Awards wants to celebrate good neighbors and is soliciting nominations for its annual awards. Nominations are due June 24. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0517.html 2019-06-13T19:35:00Z FWP offers free water recreation safety workshop in Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0516.html As temperatures rise and spring runoff continues, wardens with Region 3 of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a water recreation safety workshop in Bozeman. Thu, 23 May 2019 15:52:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0516.html 2019-05-23T15:52:41Z Wear your life jacket to work day is May 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0514.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will join boating professionals and outdoor enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work on Friday, May 17, for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Tue, 07 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0514.html 2019-05-07T23:00:00Z Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is May 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0515.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will join boating professionals and outdoor enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work on Friday, May 17, for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Tue, 07 May 2019 22:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0515.html 2019-05-07T22:35:00Z Firewood cutting allowed by permit on Mt. Haggin WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0513.html Free firewood cutting for personal use is now allowed by permit in designated areas on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area through Nov. 30. Tue, 07 May 2019 16:00:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0513.html 2019-05-07T16:00:22Z Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0512.html Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open May 15 at noon, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage. Fri, 03 May 2019 17:34:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0512.html 2019-05-03T17:34:35Z FWP Seeks Review of Biennial Access Rule for The Nature Conservancy Lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0511.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on its proposal to renew a biennial rule that provides recreational access on The Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands in Missoula and Powell Counties. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:41:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0511.html 2019-04-30T16:41:37Z High Water is Dangerous. Don’t go! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0510.html When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers. You might want to get out there in your boat, but high water can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0510.html 2019-04-25T15:06:00Z Reminder: Motorized Vehicles Prohibited along Flathead Lake North Shore Protected Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0509.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has received numerous reports of frequent violations near protected wildlife habitat along the north shore of Flathead Lake. The public is reminded to respect private property and seasonal closures along the lakeshore between Bigfork and Somers. The most frequent violations have involved illegal motorized use on the beach and along the shoreline during low water. Game wardens are investigating. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0509.html 2019-04-23T14:48:00Z High Water is Dangerous. Don’t go! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0508.html When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers. You might want to get out there in your boat, but high water can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:12:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0508.html 2019-04-23T14:12:20Z Free firewood available at East Rosebud Campground http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0507.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering cut firewood for people in the Forsyth area to pick up. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0507.html Marla Prell 2019-04-16T17:03:00Z SNOWBIRD BOATERS MUST GET INSPECTION WHEN RETURNING TO MONTANA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0506.html Boaters anxious to get on the water after a long, cold winter are reminded to ensure their watercraft are Clean, Drained and Dry to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0506.html 2019-04-08T15:59:00Z