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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, March 21 - SKC Theater, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 - KwaTaqNuk, Alexander Room 6-8 p.m.


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...


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 total ...


Fall Mack Days Final

News from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Four hundred sixty-nine anglers registered for the 2016 Fall Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Flathead Lake with up to $150,000 in cash and prizes. One hundred seventy-eight anglers turned in a total ...


Tribal officials deal with hungry bears Tribal officials deal with hungry bears

POLSON — It’s calorie-loading season for bears, and a hungry one can become dangerous as it attempts to stuff its belly before winter. Last week two mature black bears were put down by tribal law enforcement outside Finley Point Grill after repeatedly getting into the trash near parked cars, w...


Opening weekend game harvest productive Opening weekend game harvest productive

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Harvest of big game during the first weekend of general deer and elk season was double the rate of last year’s opening weekend. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,361 hunters checked 350 white-tailed deer o...


FLBS lands $2 million grant

News from the University of Montana YELLOW BAY – The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station has been awarded a $2 million grant to study diversity among insects, crustaceans and other arthropods in river floodplains and how they might be affected by climate change. The f...


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