Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 “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