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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 beginning at St. Mary on the east side of the park. This season, visitors will encounter road rehabilitation work on the west side of the park as part of the last segment of the Goingto- the-Sun Road rehabilitation project. This segment focuses on improvements from West Glacier to the Avalanche area, including improving turnouts and reconstructing roadway between the West Entrance Station ...


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...


Be bear aware as they emerge from dens

New from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Grizzly and black bears are emerging from dens, based on radio collar locations, track reports, and observations. Biologists say that males tend to emerge earlier than females; with the warming weather and increasing day length, they wi...


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 2...


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...


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