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Montana's 55 state parks offer an endless array of opportunity and connection outside.

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FWP land, waterbody, angling and fire restrictions and closures across Montana.

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Public Comment Opportunities

Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers various opportunities for the public to comment on issues, rules, grants, environmental assessments, land acquisition, development or enhancement projects, council recommendations, hunting and fishing regulations, etc. that FWP manages.

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Mule Deer Surveys 2024


Have you ever wondered why the license numbers in the regulations differs from what is actually drawn on a given year? The answer is based on specifically timed surveys to gather the most up-to-date information for a given species that allows Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff to adjust license allocations based on population trends.

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Montana Outdoors Magazine

Giving a Hoot

Angler and guide self-restrictions and FWP “hoot owl” closures provide stressed trout a break during Montana’s increasingly hot summers.

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