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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 recreational opportunities this year and encourage local residents to get their permit and stamps early,” said Tom McDonald, Manager of the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation. McDonald invites all bird hunters, anglers, recreationists to the Tribes’ Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation office at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson to obtain their licen...


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...


Residents warned against illegal feeding of wildlife

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Chief Game Warden, Pablo Espinoza, would like to remind folks that the supplemental feeding of game animals is illegal under Montana code (MCA 87-6- 216) on private and state land on the Flathead Reservation, as well as off t...


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...


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...


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