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Fall Mack Days final results announced

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Fall Mack Days fishing event concluded on Sunday, Nov. 10 with a total of 18,014 lake trout entries turned in by 157 anglers. It was the 18th fall event and the third highest in total since the event began in the fall of 2002.  The 2002 event had a total of 888 lake trout entries. In the fall of 2015, there were a total of 19,540 entries turned in by 195 anglers. In the fall of 2011, there were 18,357 entries by 240 anglers.  Mack Days fishing events are sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and are used to reduce the non-native lake trout and increase native bull trout and Westslope cutthroat trout ...


Announcing the 2020 Montana Master Hunter Program

News from Dani Clark, Master Hunter Program manager One Montana’s Master Hunter Program is accepting applications from Nov. 15, 2019-Jan. 10, 2020 for our 2020 classes. The Montana Master Hunter Program is a unique and rigorous program offering advanced education to increase hunter competence, ...


Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana.  A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain west of Quartz Cr...


Pursue art surrounded by an inspiring landscape

News from Glacier National Park  MONTANA – Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. The application period will be open Nov. 6 to Jan. 6.  The Artist-in-Residence program offers artists focused time to creatively explore the park&...


Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hatchery staff from Flathead Lake Salmon Hatchery recently completed the annual gathering of kokanee eggs that will benefit lakes across the state. Lake Mary Ronan, a popular kokanee fishing destination in northwest Montana, ...


FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning

News from FWP MONTANA – An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Oct. 25 in Ferndale after the bear became food conditioned near residences.   Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured the adult female for a second time after it returned to the Ferndale area and approached residences. I...


Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts Flathead Lake trout populations change in response to restoration efforts

Flathead Lake teems with fish in today’s environment, and the most abundant trout species aren’t the ones that historically belong there but that’s changing.  Humans introduced lake trout, currently the dominant trout species in Flathead Lake, about 100 years ago. Lake trout eat oth...


New report finds widespread plastic pollution in Montana waterways New report finds widespread plastic pollution in Montana waterways

News from the Environment Montana Research and Policy Center  MONTANA – Environment Montana Research and Policy Center released a report on Oct. 31 that found plastic contamination in 66 percent of the fifty river access sites it tested across Montana.    “We found plastics i...


Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fishe...


DOI pushes for recreational opportunities for electric bicycles on public lands

News from the Department of the Interio r WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior announced its guidance to implement Secretary’s Order 3376, Increasing Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes, which will allow the use of low-speed electric bicycles (e-bikes) at natio...


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