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Fall Mack Days ends with 14,036 total lake trout entries Fall Mack Days ends with 14,036 total lake trout entries

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2021 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake concluded with a total of 14,036 lake trout entries. There was a total of nine weeks of lake trout fishing with a total of 445 anglers entered.  One hundred twenty-eight anglers turned in one or more lake trout entries and qualified for the prize drawings with at least one entry.  Annual Mack Days Fishing Events are sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Anglers competed for up to $200,000 in cash and prizes. The last weekend of the event was plagued by cold, wind, rough water, and rain. The total for the last weekend was 878 with Friday’s ...


New river forecast model integrates artificial intelligence

MONTANA — Water supply forecasts are important for any crop year. But for farmers, ranchers, foresters, and water managers in the West facing extreme and debilitating drought conditions, those forecasts have never been more critical to their operations and livelihoods. Since the Dust Bowl of the 193...


Fall Mack Days week 6 results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources Blustery fall weather is here. Many hardy anglers are still hitting the water on Flathead Lake bringing in good numbers of lake trout entries in 2021 Fall Mack Days. The fishing event is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana F...


General hunting has successful start in northwest Montana General hunting has successful start in northwest Montana

News from MT Fish,  Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — The start of the general deer and elk hunting season produced the highest number of harvested white-tailed deer at game check stations in northwest Montana since 2017.  Overall, hunters in northwest Montana (Region 1) reported harv...


FWP seeks to improve conservation, recreation opportunities on Flathead Lake islands FWP seeks to improve conservation, recreation opportunities on Flathead Lake islands

MT Fish Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing a plan to improve management of public recreation on its Flathead Lake Island properties, including Bird, Cedar, Douglas, and Goose islands. FWP manages the four islands as Wildlife Habitat Protection Areas...


Week five Mack Days results announced Week five Mack Days results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE — Week five of the 2021 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ended with a total of 9,291 lake trout entered by 118 anglers out of the registered 443 entrants. Up to $200,000 in Cash and Prizes will be a...


Going-to-the-Sun Road closes early for season Going-to-the-Sun Road closes early for season

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Due to continued winter weather, the alpine sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will remain closed for the season. Currently, visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the west entrance to Avalanche Creek, and 13.5 miles from the S...


FWP acquires Somers Beach property for future state park

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — This month Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks acquired the 106-acre Somers Beach property on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake with plans to add it to Montana’s state park system. The previous owners, the Sliter family, permitted p...


Reminder: recovering skulls, sheds, other natural objects prohibited in state parks

News from Mt. Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding the public that collecting antlers, horns, skulls, and other natural objects is prohibited in Montana State Parks, such as Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake.  Shed hunters are reminded to ...


Week three 2021 Fall Mack Days results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources There are six weeks remaining in the 2021 Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake that is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Up to $200,000 in cash and prizes is available to many of the hard-working anglers who have caught at least one or more la...


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