Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Stimson Lumber Company Lands Closed to the Public due to Dry Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0328.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0328.html 2015-07-21T16:09:00Z FWP Wardens On Alert For Kids Doing Something Right http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0327.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0327.html 2015-07-16T16:20:00Z Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP properties in Blaine, Hill Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0325.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0325.html 2015-07-10T14:04:00Z Additional SW Montana Angling Restrictions Effective Friday (7/10) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0326.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0326.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-09T22:44:00Z Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison & Jefferson Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0324.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0324.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-08T21:36:00Z Be Prepared for Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0323.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0323.html 2015-06-30T22:45:00Z No Fireworks at Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0322.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0322.html 2015-06-30T22:43:00Z New Boat Regulations Booklet Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0321.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0321.html 2015-06-26T15:00:00Z No Fireworks At Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0320.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0320.html 2015-06-26T14:58:00Z Be Prepared For Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0319.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0319.html 2015-06-26T14:57:00Z FWP Opens the I-90 Bridge Pier Section of the Blackfoot River Ahead of Schedule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0318.html FWP Opens the I-90 Bridge Pier Section of the Blackfoot River Ahead of Schedule Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:44:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0318.html Dori Schiele 2015-06-25T22:44:08Z Camp Spots At Deadman's Basin Improved http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0317.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0317.html 2015-06-25T20:23:00Z Firewood Cutting at Mount Haggin http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0316.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0316.html Andrea Jones 2015-06-08T18:00:35Z Dome Mountain Clean Up Day June 13 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0315.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0315.html Andrea Jones 2015-06-02T21:23:54Z Manners Matter - How To Share The River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0314.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0314.html 2015-05-20T17:32:00Z Keep Safe On The Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0313.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0313.html 2015-05-20T17:29:00Z Boating Safety Is As Easy As 1-2-3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0312.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0312.html 2015-05-20T17:28:00Z Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0311.html 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 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0311.html 2015-04-10T19:58:00Z Blackfoot River Corridor Rule Out for Comment http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0310.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on a proposed rule that establishes special recreation regulations and access opportunities for the Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor, a 26-mile stretch of river from Russell Gates Fishing Access Site (FAS) to Johnsrud Park FAS. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:23:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0310.html 2015-04-06T21:23:36Z Reminders for Shed Hunters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0309.html With the arrival of spring and melting snow, shed hunters have taken to the hills in search of cherished shed elk antlers. It’s an annual ritual for many; some seeking a fun way to get out in the field, and others hoping to turn found antlers into profit. With that said, shed hunting can be competitive, and may cause some to consider breaking the rules, or to overlook the impact on wildlife or potential dangers to themselves. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:18:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0309.html Andrea Jones 2015-04-03T15:18:36Z Boat Validation Decals Still Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0307.html Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft who still need to get their free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft can get them online from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0307.html 2015-03-06T16:17:00Z Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline May 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0283.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0283.html 2015-02-20T15:33:00Z Ice Fishing Safety Reminders http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0308.html While ice fishing is a popular outdoor sport in Montana this time of year, anglers must be aware of local conditions that can impact the stability of the ice from one day to the next. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0308.html 2015-02-13T15:53:00Z New Snowfall Could Trigger Avalanche Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0306.html Traditional winter snows heading to Montana over the coming weeks and months will likely be accompanied by avalanche danger due to fresh and unstable snow. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0306.html 2015-02-13T15:32:00Z Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Outfitter Payment Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0305.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on changes to rules that govern how outfitters are paid by their clients when conducting commercial use on FWP land. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0305.html Cathy Stewart 2014-11-18T20:16:00Z