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Deer, elk permit drawing delayed one week

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will conduct the 2018 deer and elk permit drawing the week of April 23. Results will be available after the drawing is complete. The drawing was initially set to happen the week of April 16, but to ensure a mistake-free drawing, FWP licensing staff is taking time this week to run a mock drawing and double-check application data. To see results online, applicants must have a MyFWP account. To sign up for an account visit: fwp.mt.gov/myfwp. For questions about drawing or other licensing issues, call 406-444-2950. Upcoming application deadlines are:  moose, sheep and goat permits is May 1; antlerless elk a...


Snow pack above normal, water volume forecast largest in 50 years

News from Energy Keepers Spring runoff is about to commence on the Flathead. With a far above average snow pack for this time of year, we are anticipating potentially very high flows on the Flathead River during May and June. For the past seven weeks Flathead Lake was operated to the lowest elevation po...


Prescribed fire planned at the National Bison Range

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services MOIESE – Prescribed fires are on the schedule at the National Bison Range this spring. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, and two units have been prepared for controlled burns...


Glacier National Park to host Park ‘Rx’ Day

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER –  Glacier National Park invites community members to discover the healing power of nature by celebrating Park Prescription (Rx) Day, April 29. Park Rx Day is part of National Park Week taking place from April 21-29.  Glacier National Park,...


Science panel to assist state in use of eDNA testing for mussel identification 

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation                                      HELENA –  The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC), in coordination with Montana Fish, ...


Spring Mack Days event continues

News from CSKT Natural Resources Up to $225,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded on the last day of 2018 Spring Mack Days - May 13, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. There are four weekends to go in the event. An angler can fish Friday-Sunday and enter at least one fish to beco...


Bears emerge from dens across Northwest Montana Bears emerge from dens across Northwest Montana

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bears are emerging from dens across northwest Montana and residents are reminded to remove food attractants from their properties to avoid conflicts. Montana is home to grizzly bears and black bears that roam the mountains and valley floors from spring thr...


Join community mussel walk

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks BIGFORK – Montana State Parks will co-host “Flathead Lake Community Mussel Walk” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit. Join the Flathead Lakers, the Flathead Lake Biological Station, and the ...


Spring Mack Days week 3 results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources Anglers fishing 2018 Spring Mack Days had to deal with a variety of weather issues over the Easter weekend. Friday cooler temperatures came in and with the cooler temperatures came winds and big waves on the water. Entries were 646 at the end of the day with many anglers...


2018 Spring Mack Days underway

News from CSKT Natural Resources Spring 2018 Mack Days began Friday, March 16 and will end Sunday, May 13. Anglers can fish for lake trout on Flathead Lake Tuesday through Sunday for a total of 51 days. Mack Days is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is used as a fisheries...


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