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Bansak to address Polson Chamber

POLSON — For more than 100 years, researchers at the Flathead Lake Biological Station have studied and taught classes concerning the biological, chemical and physical features of Flathead Lake. Today, their studies include the threat to our lake from aquatic invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels.

On Wednesday, March 1, members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce will learn more about the work of the Biological Station from the station’s Assistant Director, Tom Bansak.

He serves as a Bio Station representative, providing scientific insight to groups such as the Flathead Basin Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Work Group. The luncheon will be at the KwaTaqNuk Resort from noon-1 p.m. on March 1. Lunch is $11. For additional information call 883-5969.

Time for new licenses, permits

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The CSKT announce the availability of Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Regulations for the 2017-18 license season. The new license season begins March 1, 2017.

“Recent discovery of zebra mussels in central Montana has elevated the need to reduce the risk of infestation in Flathead Lake. In order to participate in Mack Days fishing events all boats need to be inspected for Aquatic Invasive Species,” said Tom McDonald, Manager of the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation.

All bird hunters, anglers, recreationists can go to the Tribes’ Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation office at 406 Sixth Ave. E in Polson to obtain their license/ regulation booklet for 2017-18 season. Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

Permits are also available at local vendors throughout Western Montana. The Tribe and State will continue implementing the State Automated Licensing System and will offer the new licenses and stamps for sale online at

Call 883-2888 if you have questions regarding the regulations.

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