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Spring Mack Days finishes seventh week

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The nine-week-long 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ends on May 19.  It is not too late to get entries in the lottery drawing and be eligible for one of the many prizes. One entry is allowed for every lake trout, and there is always the chance you may catch a tagged lake trout. Over 9,000-tagged lake trout with values from $10,000 to $100 are swimming out there in Flathead Lake.  There are special tribal fishing stamps for the south half of Flathead Lake, available to anyone. Registration is open until the end of the event. Go to www.mackdays.com and click under the ev...


Orphaned grizzly bear cubs roaming Charlo area

News from CSKT FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The Tribal Wildlife Management Program is seeking information from the public that can help them pinpoint the movement of the two orphaned yearling grizzly bear cubs roaming the Charlo area. Sadly, these two male grizzly bear cubs have been actively ...


Birding event planned for Bigfork

BIGFORK — Join Flathead Audubon for several upcoming field trips. Every Thursday in May you can enjoy a stroll with Anne Morley on the Swan River Nature Trail. Meet Anne at 10 a.m. in Bigfork by the bench between the Playhouse and Showthyme Restaurant. It is a fun morning adventure filled with native p...


Lead poisoning killed bald eagle

Glacier National Park News Release WEST GLACIER – Necropsy results from a dead bald eagle found near Lower McDonald Creek in February in Glacier National Park have determined that it died of lead poisoning. Park biologists sent the carcass to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI for ...


Public comment period for refuge management open

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service BISON RANGE – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by conservation visionary President Theodore Roosevelt, this cherished 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play a vital role in the conservation...


Register for wolf trapper certification course

News from                                     Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering a free wolf trapper education and certification course near Kalispell ...


Hunting permit drawing results available

News from Montana FWP The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2019 combination elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful. To view drawing results go to https://myfwp.mt.gov and click on "look up draw results."  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' deadlines to ap...


Biologists plan collaboration to conserve westslope cutthroat

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  MONTANA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks region one fisheries staff plan further collaboration with Glacier National Park to conserve native westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead subbasin.   In late March, the National Park Service relea...


Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week

News from CSKT Natural Resouces Department  FLATHEAD LAKE – Kalispell angler and five-time Spring Mack Days top angler Jason Mahlen is expanding his lake trout lead by a slim margin in the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event.   Jason turned in two perfect 100-limits on Friday and Satu...


Annual Buttercup Run draws big crowd Annual Buttercup Run draws big crowd

ARLEE – Four-year-old Chmte Pete charged across the finish line of the one-mile race with gusto, beating his father by 20 seconds. Pete was one of the younger participants in Saturday’s races, but the event brought out community members in every stage of life. Chmte’s father, Shandin Pet...


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