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Hunting season closes in many regions, others reopen

News from FWP MONTANA ­­— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have extended the elk hunting season through Jan. 15, 2021, for holders of certain unfilled, antlerless Elk B Licenses that are valid in portions of west-central Montana, FWP region two. The fall hunting of all mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 410, 417, 419 and 426, which includes portions of Fergus, Petroleum and Judith Basin counties, closed Nov. 29. The closure notice for the hunt came shortly after FWP officials received word that the pre-established harvest sub-quota for the districts combined had been met. These hunting districts reopened for the hunting of all mountain ...

Final fall Mack Days results reported Final fall Mack Days results reported

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2020 Fall Mack Days Fishing event ended Nov. 15 with a total of 14,821 lake trout entries turned in by 138 anglers.   The 10-week long event was the longest Mack Days event ever.  The 2020 fall total entries were not the best or the worst of...

Local hunting input welcomed Local hunting input welcomed

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board and CSKT Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2021-22 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations. A temporary regulation is requested to begin the proposed regulation imme...

Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – A total of 14,066 lake trout have been entered so far in the 2020 Fall Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  Mack Days are a management tool used by fisheries managers to reduce the number of non-native lake ...

Two grizzly bears killed near Bigfork

News from FWP  BIGFORK — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are investigating the death of two grizzly bears near Bigfork. The carcasses of an adult female bear and cub were located Nov. 9 on Bear Creek Road near Montana Highway 83. No additional inform...

FWP drone hearing scheduled Dec.1

News from FWP MONTANA – The Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephonic Zoom platform on Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., to consider a new rule pertaining to banning the use of remote-controlled devices and drones while fishing. Fish, Wildlife and Parks has increasingly been as...

Outdoor burning season closes, to reopen in March

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Outdoor burning closed for the winter season on Monday, Nov. 30.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that open debris burning is now closed and will open back up March 1, 2021. For...

Glacier National Park reports increase in October visitation Glacier National Park reports increase in October visitation

News from Glacier National Park  MONTANA — Glacier National Park officials report a 60 percent increase in visitation numbers for October from the previous year.   Some 125,544 visitors entered the park in October compared to 78,408 in October 2019. The average number of visitors in O...

Montana wildfire forum to be held Nov. 13

MSU News Service MONTANA — The Osher Lifelong Institute at Montana State University, formerly MSU Wonderlust, will partner with the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to present “Wildfire in Montana: Past, Present and Future” for a Friday Forum. The event will take place noon to 1:30 p....

Weather extremes mark 2020 Fall Mack Days

News from CSKT, Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE ­— The 2020 Fall Mack Days event has been one anglers won’t soon forget. This year’s event began with hot sunny weather and waters way too flat for good fishing.  Anglers were enjoying the weather but looking for a little shad...


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