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Feeding bears likely cause of relocations

News from CSKT Natural Resources ST. IGNATIUS – Tribal Wildlife Bear Biologists and Tribal Conservation Officers responded to a call last week involving a yearling grizzly bear along Mission Creek near Tribal Health and Human Services in St Ignatius. The female yearling was trapped and relocated in the Jocko area approximately nine miles from where she was captured, reported Stacy Courville, Tribal Bear Biologist. Courville reports that the encounter is concerning because young grizzly bears stay with their mothers until they are two years old. “In the last five years, seven yearling or grizzly bear cubs have been captured and handled. Six of those grizzly bears have ...


Anti-AIS bill passes, waiting for governor’s signature

A Senate bill that would fund $13.9 million over two years to fight aquatic invasive species has been approved by the Legislature and waits for the governor’s signature. All indications are that Gov. Steve Bullock will sign the bill, which is an attempt to prevent mussels from expanding from eastern...


National Bison Range opens

News from the National Bison Range CHARLO — National Bison Range staff recently announced that Red Sleep Mountain Drive is scheduled to open for the summer season on Saturday, May 13, weather and road conditions permitting. The main gate will open by 6 a.m. and close at dark. Closing time will ...


Annual River Honoring announced

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — The 31st annual River Honoring will begin Monday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. Native games and educational stations will be available for the community. At 6 p.m. there will ...


Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status

WEST GLACIER  – Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, with the support of its partner the Glacier National Park Conservancy, announced today that it has achieved provisional Gold Tier designation as Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park through the International Dark Sky Association. ...


Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park is preparing for the summer visitor season. Plowing operations will begin along the Going-to-the-Sun Road the first week of April starting at Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side of the park, and the second week of April beginnin...


Angler pulls in $500 tagged fish during contest

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE — Week three of the 2017 Spring Mack Days had the lowest total catch so far for the event with 2,366. Anglers have turned in a total of 13,694 lake trout over the first three weeks. The 2017 Spring Mack Days nine-week fishing even...


Tribes announce emergency watercraft closure, restrictions

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Thursday to issue a watercraft and trailer closure on Flathead Reservation waters in response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in Montana. Effective immediately all watercraft must be inspected and cleared for launchi...


Time to get new permits

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — 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 recreationa...


Spring weather greets anglers

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The 2017 Spring Mack Days nineweek fishing event on Flathead Lake continues through May 14. Week two of 2017 Spring Mack Days ended with 136 hard-fishing anglers catching a twoweek total of 10,557 lake trout using all the fishing finesse, knowledg...


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