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Record amount of fish caught as Spring Mack Days opens

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Record amount of fish caught as Spring Mack Days opens News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The 2017 Spring Mack Days fishing event on Flathead Lake began with a record number of 3,030 lake trout turned in the first day, beating the 2016 record by 644 lake trout. Danner Shima reported six double catches (two fish on the line at a time). He caught his 100-fishper- day limit by 10:45 a.m. Ten other anglers caught their 100 limit. Saturdays catch totaled 1,622 with five fishermen catching 100 fish apiece. After fishing again on Sunday, Scott Bombard and Michael Benson ended the weekend with a perfect 300. The w...


Time to purchase new permit

Time to purchase new permit The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation announce the availability of Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Regulations for the 2017- 2018 license season. The new license season began March 1, 2017. “We anticipate great outdoor recreational...


CSKT stepping up to fully fund Pablo inspection station CSKT stepping up to fully fund Pablo inspection station

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are putting a little more muscle into the fight against mussels. CSKT is contributing $17,000 this year to operate an inspection station in Pablo, according to Mike Durglo, the tribes’ environmental director. Last year, the tribes gave $10,00...


Where have all the porcupines gone? Where have all the porcupines gone?

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Tribal Wildlife Biologists have witnessed a decline in porcupine numbers in recent years and ask for public volunteers to assist in reporting sightings of porcupines in the field. When reporting a porcupine sighting be sure to incl...


Residents warned against illegal feeding of wildlife

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Chief Game Warden, Pablo Espinoza, would like to remind folks that the supplemental feeding of game animals is illegal under Montana code (MCA 87-6- 216) on private and state land on the Flathead Reservation, as well as off t...


Tribes set public meetings on mussels

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department will hold public education meetings about protecting the watershed from Aquatic Invasive Species, such as quagga and zebra mussels, at the following times and locations: Tuesday, March 14 - Red Lion Inn, Missoula, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday...


Elk, deer special application drawing deadline is March 15

WESTERN MONTANA — Hunters are reminded that the deadline for applying for bull and antlerless elk and mule deer buck permits is March 15. The deer and elk permit application packet is available at FWP license providers and online at FWP’s website fwp. mt.gov. The deer and elk permit application p...


Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana

BIGFORK – The growth of grizzly bears in northwest Montana was the topic of conversation during the December “Science on Tap” event at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Two employees of the U.S. Geological Survey talked to some 30 or so persons about a grizzly bear family tree they have docu...


Deer, elk season ends with solid numbers

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations through the end of the season on Sunday, Nov. 27, a total of 17,656 hunters checked 1,494 white-tailed deer (of which1,069 were bucks), 146 mule deer, and 72 elk for a 9.7 percent rate of hunters with ...


White-tailed deer harvest steady, rut starts White-tailed deer harvest steady, rut starts

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Whitetailed deer harvest remained steady and similar to last year this weekend in northwest Montana, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 13, a tot...


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