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Mack Days continues until June 28

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Anglers are at the halfway point of the 2020 Spring Mack Days extended fishing event.  Blustery winds and rain were hampering even the hardiest of lake trout anglers Saturday and Sunday. Friday was the calmest day of the weekend with a total of 1,564 lake trout entries. Saturday anglers pulled in their lines and headed for shore early. The total for Saturday was 1,281 entries. Sunday’s quitting time was even earlier as stronger winds blew across huge white capping waves.  The winds brought an end to Jason Mahlen’s perfect 100 fish days. Mahlen’s total on Sunday was 47. He had to head to shore early knowing it was be...


MWF applauds passage of Great American Outdoors Act

News from Montana Wildlife Federation Washington, D.C. — On Monday, the United States Senate passed S.3422, the Great American Outdoors Act in a Senate floor vote of 73-25. If passed through the House of Representatives and signed by the President, this bipartisan legislation would fully fund one ...


Ferry Basin, Little Money hunting permit applications available

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announced the availability of the 2020 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications to interested CSKT Tribal member hunters.    Permit applicati...


Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery

News from Glacier National Park MONTANA – Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery as additional portions of the park became available on Monday, June 15. The west entrance gate is open daily until 4:30 p.m. Going-to-the-Sun Road is open. The restroom at the shuttle stop wi...


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, partners seek information in Montana grizzly bear shooting 

DENVER - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department are seeking information on the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Montana. The GPS-collared bear was last known to be alive on May 11, 2020. Law enforcement agents believe the bear was killed on the Blackfeet Ind...


Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks

News from FWP MONTANA — A man in his 60s was attacked by a grizzly bear on May 25 while mountain biking in the Spanish Peaks area near Big Sky in Gallatin County. The man, who was alone at the time of the attack, was able to walk out and get help from passing motorists. He was later flown to Bi...


Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks DUPUYER — Working jointly, staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found a home for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned last month. The cubs will be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park, located in Willia...


2020 Spring Mack Days extended

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2020 Spring Mack Days fishing event on Flathead Lake resumed on June 2nd with an extended schedule and strict safety measures.   The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council approved the extension, provided the event can be conducted safely and wit...


New study shows persistence of meltwater biodiversity despite glacier loss  New study shows persistence of meltwater biodiversity despite glacier loss 

UM News Service GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Glaciers are retreating in Glacier National Park and across the globe due to climate change.  Researchers have long predicted that the shrinkage and disappearance of glaciers will reduce biodiversity in mountain ecosystems as species that live in hab...


Changes made to tribal moose hunting regulations

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Moose harvest trends over the past 30 years, both within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation and elsewhere in western Montana, indicate an overall declining moose population in western Montana.   Factors include mortalities due t...


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