Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 Keeping vigilant on protecting Montana's waterways http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0420.html With summer more than half over, more than 23,000 watercraft have been inspected at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:42:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0420.html 2017-07-24T22:42:41Z All 11 counties in Miles City Fire District to be under fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0419.html By the end of this week, all 11 counties in the Miles City Fire District will be under at least Stage I fire restrictions, banning campfires, smoking and other activities in all but a handful of exempted areas. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0419.html Marla Prell 2017-07-20T19:26:00Z Be aware of fire restrictions on FWP lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0418.html As summer temperatures heat up around Montana and parts of the state suffer from summer drought, fire restrictions are going into effect on many Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks properties. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:18:16 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0418.html 2017-07-18T18:18:16Z Watercraft users MUST stop at AIS inspection stations every time, even if they have already been inspected http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0417.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens would like to remind watercraft users that they must stop every time they pass an AIS inspection station, even if they have previously been inspected. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0417.html 2017-07-13T17:07:00Z FWP restricts campfires at sites in Stillwater, Big Horn counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0416.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities on its fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Stillwater and Big Horn counties starting Friday, July 7, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:51:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0416.html 2017-07-06T22:51:40Z FWP reminds recreators to keep safe around water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0415.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials want to remind families who are enjoying Montana’s waterways to keep safety in mind. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0415.html 2017-07-06T19:02:00Z FWP reminds recreators to keep safe around water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0414.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials want to remind families who are enjoying Montana’s waterways to keep safety in mind. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer great opportunities to enjoy some summer fun. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:04:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0414.html 2017-07-06T15:04:49Z Stand-up paddleboards have safety equipment requirements, like other vessels http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0413.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind persons using stand-up paddleboard (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on board. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0413.html 2017-06-27T19:29:00Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0412.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July 4th is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0412.html 2017-06-27T19:25:00Z Stand-up paddleboards have safety equipment requirements, like other vessels http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0411.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind persons using stand-up paddleboard (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on board. The use of SUPs has exploded in Montana over the past few years. The vessels are fun, easy-to-use and have equipment requirements, not unlike other vessels. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:58:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0411.html 2017-06-27T15:58:21Z FWP restricts campfires at fishing sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0410.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County starting Friday, June 30, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:43:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0410.html 2017-06-27T14:43:46Z Manners matter - how to share the river http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0409.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. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:27:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0409.html 2017-06-19T18:27:36Z Keep safe on the water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0408.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. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:15:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0408.html 2017-06-19T18:15:03Z