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Hunter encounters grizzly bear

News from FWP  KALISPELL –  A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks investigation into a surprise bear attack last weekend northwest of Columbia Falls has confirmed that an adult grizzly bear was involved in the encounter.   At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 11, an adult male was hunting with a partner on private timberland off Trumbull Canyon Road. The individual was walking off the trail in forested timber when he reported turning around as a bear attacked him. The bear bit both of the victim’s arms and pulled the individual by the leg approximately seven to eight feet before letting go and fleeing the scene.  The victim’s hunting partner con...


Fall Mack Days ends with many awards

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days 2018 ended on Nov. 11 with a total of 15,408 lake trout entries. There were up to $150,000 in cash and prizes awarded, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The event is a tool that used to help reduce the numbers of non-native lake t...


Caribou sightings reported in Montana Caribou sightings reported in Montana

KALISPELL  — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional staff has received reports of a rare sight in northwest Montana. Residents have recently documented sightings of woodland caribou near the U.S.-Canada border. The multiple sightings include the potential for a bull and a cow in separate l...


Fall Mack Days continues with week six

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2018 Fall Mack Days fishing event continues until Nov. 11. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes sponsored the event. There are up to $150,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. All it takes is one l...


Tim Ryan presents Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley

News from Montana State Parks KALISPELL – Lone Pine State Park will host a presentation on Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley with Tim Ryan on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us as we learn about the ancestral tribes of the Flathead Valley and their knowledge an...


Fall Mack Days competition continues

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Windblown lake trout anglers recently completed the second weekend of 2018 Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake that started on Sept. 21. The eight-week event continues until Nov. 11 with anglers fishing Tuesday through Fridays.  Three windy days in a row kept man...


Pheasant hunters should be prepared to encounter bears

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  In Montana, bear country can be anywhere in the western half of the state and sometimes beyond. In recent years, grizzly bears have shown up in prairie habitats east of the Rocky Mountain Front. For years, elk and deer hunters in western Montana have t...


World record bighorn ram event

News from Montana State Parks BIGFORK – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Flathead Lake State Park invite you to celebrate public lands with a volunteer event and a viewing of the World Record Bighorn Ram Horns on Saturday, Sept. 22.  At 10 a.m., join park staff at Flathead Lake ...


Join Audubon ‘Birds of Prey Festival’ Join Audubon ‘Birds of Prey Festival’

News from the Flathead Audubon Society KALISPELL — Flathead Audubon is continuing a tradition started by the family of the late Rod Ash in 2006 by sponsoring the 12th Annual Birds of Prey Festival at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. This year’s festival begins at 9 a.m. and ends a...


Be aware as bears activley seek food sources before winter denning season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks With archery and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, hunters are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Montana is bear country. Anyone living, working, or recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and follow safety precautions to avoid ...


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