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Still time to register for virtual 5k 

News from Montana’s Big Sky State Games   MONTANA – Montana’s Big Sky State Games, in conjunction with Shape Up Montana, are introducing an exciting new challenge this year called the Shape Up Montana Virtual 5k. Shape Up Montana, a three-month team wellness program, has helped over 80,000 Montanans log activity miles for the last 18 years.  It is the perfect time to join participants statewide in the Shape Up Montana Virtual 5k (3.1 Miles). The virtual walk/run is designed to take place at your own pace, on your own time, and at your own location.  The 5k distance can be completed from now until May 1. Participants will receive a t-shirt, bib, an...


Bailing twine, birds don’t mix Bailing twine, birds don’t mix

News from CSKT Tribal Wildlife Management Program Spring has finally arrived, which means our migrating birds are beginning to return to the Mission Valley. Osprey in particular return between March and April, some returning from the coast of Mexico, more than 1,500 miles from where they were born. O...


State lands remain open for day use

News from FWP MONTANA – Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence.  The safety of the pub...


Glacier National Park closed March 27 due to COVID-19 Glacier National Park closed March 27 due to COVID-19

News from Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from Flathead County, Glacier County, Blackfeet Nation and the State of Montana. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one...


As bears emerge from dens, public reminded to secure attractants As bears emerge from dens, public reminded to secure attractants

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Program reminds the public that springtime on the Flathead Reservation means bears will be emerging from dens.   During the early spring months, winter-killed wildlife and succulent vegetation ...


FWP licensing call center extending hours

News from FWP  MONTANA – Hunters and anglers who are purchasing licenses online and have questions for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks can take advantage of extended hours at the licensing call center now through April 1. The call center will be fielding calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday...


Changes to boating access finalized

FLATHEAD LAKE — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is not renewing its lease with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the Elmo Fishing Access Site on Flathead Lake. Instead, FWP is focusing its recreation management efforts on the Big Arm Unit of Flathead Lake State Park, w...


Watercraft Inspections Resume in Northwest Montana

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Watercraft inspection stations are reopening across northwest Montana, starting with early-season operations in Kalispell and Ravalli. In an effort to protect Montana’s waters from harmful aquatic invasive species, Montana Fish, Wildl...


2020 hunting regulations available

News from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and moose, sheep, and goat hunting regulations are available online. The regulations were finalized by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Feb. 13. Printed copies will be available at all license providers and FWP offices in a...


Spring Mack Days starts March 20 Spring Mack Days starts March 20

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program FLATHEAD LAKE – Spring Mack Days starts on March 20 through May 17 with 51 fishing days and up to $225,000 in cash and prizes.  Because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are very concerned about aquatic invas...


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