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Conservation Wildlife Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are responsible for the conservation and management of 600+ birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians and their habitat across the state.

Our work includes coordination and planning with the public, monitoring and conserving wildlife and habitat, and providing opportunity for public enjoyment of wildlife through hunting, trapping, and viewing.

  • Sound science and stewardship are the foundations for protecting the integrity of Montana's outdoor resources.

  • Reducing conflicts between wildlife and people helps strike a reasonable balance that protects livelihoods while ensuring a future for species that help make Montana the state it is.

  • Innovative management helps ensure the health and integrity of native and iconic Montana fish and wildlife populations.

  • Protecting the diversity of wildlife and landscapes is vital to preserving the Montana outdoor experience.