Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0282.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0282.html 2014-04-11T19:47:00Z REMINDER: Whitefish River Boating Restrictions Public Meeting Set for April 10 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0281.html The Whitefish River currently has a no wake restriction from the outlet of Whitefish Lake to the JP Bridge. This amendment would further restrict the river as follows: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:13:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0281.html 2014-04-08T17:13:25Z New Boat Validation Decals Required http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0280.html Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, and free 2014-2017 blue validation decals for their watercraft. The old orange decals expired Feb. 28. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0280.html 2014-03-21T14:34:00Z Dangerous River Conditions: Fishing Access Sites Closed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0264.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in cooperation with local authorities recently closed all Fishing Access Sites (FAS) along the Yellowstone River, from Glendive downstream to the North Dakota border due to dangerous conditions caused by extreme flooding and ice jams lodged on shore. This closure includes Black Bridge, Stipek, Intake (lower portion), Elk Island, Seven Sisters, Diamond Willow and Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Sites. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0264.html 2014-03-14T16:44:00Z New Boat Validation Decals Required http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0263.html Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current orange decals expired Feb. 28. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0263.html 2014-03-07T19:08:00Z New Boat Validation Decals Required http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0279.html Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current orange decals expire Feb. 28. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0279.html 2014-01-31T15:28:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Fishing Access Site Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0278.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on rules at fishing access sites that identify fees for camping, group use permits, facility rentals, and special recreation permits on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers. No changes are proposed to current rules. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0278.html 2014-01-14T15:29:00Z FWP Seeks Comment on New Option for Wake Regulation Change on Lake Alva http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0277.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment beginning September 5 on an alternative proposal for a watercraft wake regulation on Lake Alva. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0277.html 2013-09-05T16:29:00Z Increased Black Bear Sightings http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0276.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and game wardens are seeing an increase in black bear activity in southeast Montana and sightings have become more frequent and close to communities. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0276.html 2013-08-13T19:56:00Z Sportsmen Urged To Continue Fire Awareness http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0275.html Everyone appreciates a safe and fire-free fall hunting experience. The 2013 fall hunting season is a few weeks away and the early archery-hunting season begins mid-August. Landowners and land management agencies are concerned about fire danger despite the recent rains our area has experienced. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0275.html 2013-08-13T19:53:00Z Firewood Available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0274.html MILES CITY, Mont. – In early July, a thunderstorm and high winds uprooted cottonwood trees did significant damage to camp sites at Twelve Mile Fishing Access Site south of Miles City. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0274.html 2013-07-25T17:11:00Z Beware of Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0273.html As summer temperatures heat up, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds everyone who plans to be outdoors to be aware that fire danger is also on the rise. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0273.html 2013-07-19T21:42:00Z Beware Of Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0272.html As summer temperatures heat up, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds everyone who plans to be outdoors to be aware that fire danger is also on the rise. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0272.html 2013-07-17T20:47:00Z Otter Attack in West Yellowstone Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0271.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking the public to use caution around otters after a confirmed attack on a woman in the Hebgen Basin. The attack occurred Tuesday night near the Madison River Bridge (mile marker four on Highway 191). The woman suffered significant bites to her hand. There is also an unconfirmed report of a male angler being attacked as well later in the evening. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0271.html 2013-07-10T22:36:00Z 12 Mile FAS Suffers Storm Damage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0270.html MILES CITY, Mont. -- The most recent thunderstorm and high winds uprooted cottonwood trees and did significant damage to camp sites and at Twelve Mile Fishing Access Site south of Miles City. The site will remain open however, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks urges recreationists to use caution and be aware that it will take some time for crews to clean up the mess left in the storm’s wake. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0270.html 2013-07-09T21:16:00Z Manners Matter - How To Share The River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0269.html Montana's welcoming summer waters annually draw anglers, hikers, wildlife viewers, campers, floaters and boaters into the outdoors. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0269.html 2013-07-05T20:56:00Z Keep Safe On The Water This Summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0268.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. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0268.html 2013-07-05T20:53:00Z Beware Of Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0267.html As summer temperatures heat up, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds everyone who plans to be outdoors to be aware that fire danger is also on the rise. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:48:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0267.html 2013-07-05T20:48:00Z FWP Reminds Floaters to Avoid Diversion Dams and other River Hazards http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0265.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks urges floaters to use caution and watch for river hazards, such as diversion dams, boulders, and log jams. Recently in western Montana, one drowning and several rescues occurred at a Bitterroot River diversion dam, located approximately three miles downstream of the Woodside Crossing Fishing Access Site (FAS). Other accidents and near drownings have occurred on other Montana rivers in recent weeks. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0265.html 2013-07-03T22:37:00Z Stay Safe Around Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0266.html As Montanans head to the state's lakes and rivers, it's important to stay safe around water. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0266.html Bruce Auchly 2013-07-02T21:17:00Z South Sandstone Fishing Access Site, vandalized, southeastern, montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0262.html PLEVNA, Mont--Within 48 hours of Fish, Wildlife and Parks maintenance crews repainting the facilities, reports came in that vandals had caused destruction at South Sandstone Fishing Access Site in remote southeastern Montana. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0262.html 2013-07-02T18:14:00Z Fireworks illegal on all FWP land http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0261.html MILES CITY— ‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s Fourth of July birthday, especially with fireworks. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0261.html 2013-07-01T22:22:00Z Reminder: No Fireworks Allowed on FWP Lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0260.html It’s nearly time to celebrate America’s birthday and fireworks stands are open for business. But it’s important to remember fireworks are illegal on all Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ lands. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0260.html 2013-06-28T19:34:00Z Keep The TIP-MONT Number Handy! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0259.html Montana's TIP-MONT "crimestopper" program operates year round to manage reports of recreation-related violations. Call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or 1-800-847-6668. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0259.html 2013-06-14T16:53:00Z Remember To "Inspect. Clean. Dry." http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0258.html "Inspect. Clean. Dry." 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