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One more weekend to fish Fall Mack Days

  News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2013 Fall Mack Days fishing event continues throughout this coming weekend, ending Sunday, Nov. 17. As of week five, organizers have received a total of 10,061 lake trout entries. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event on Nov. 17 with a fish fry beginning at 4 p.m. and awards at 5 p.m. at Blue Bay Campground. Entries continue to be taken until the last day. All it takes is one fish to receive a ticket for the lottery drawings. Lake trout spawn in the fall and come into shallower areas along the shore. Shore anglers have been reporting some succes...


Fall Mack Days midway

Anglers have reached the half way mark of the 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the angler’s at the conclusion of Mack Days. Mack Days are sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. ...


2013 Fall Mack Days underway

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resource Department FLATHEAD LAKE — The fishing on Flathead Lake was phenomenal the first weekend of the 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event. The weather was great for fishing and the anglers were catching. The total for the first weekend o...


2013 Fall Mack Days begins Friday

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes POLSON — The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event began Friday Oct. 14 and will end Sunday Nov. 17. Anglers will fish Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Nov. 7 and then 10 straight days through the Nov. 17. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes wil...


Glacier Park closes campground due to bear activity

WEST GLACIER — The St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park, is closed temporarily. The campground has seen a recent increase in black and grizzly bear activity, creating a high potential for negative human/bear interactions. It is unknown at this time when the campground will reopen.&...


Glacier Park adjusts fall hours

News from the National Parks Service WEST GLACIER  – Operating hours for many visitor services including campgrounds, concessions, boat inspections, and backcountry permits in Glacier National Park have changed this week. The free shuttle transportation service accessing Logan Pass and locat...


Warm temperatures stress fish

News from the CSKT Department of Natural Resources Streams on the Reservation have experienced a relatively long period of 80-to 90-degree days this summer, and this stresses fish by raising the temperatures of area water bodies. Anglers need to be aware about how stressful these conditions are on fi...


National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Even though the forecast calls for the summer heat to continue, autumn is just around the corner. And as the seasons change, other changes can be expected at the National Bison Range. One of the most noticeable changes is the shortening of days, with evening...


Help count birds at Wildlife Refuge 

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NINEPIPE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to spend a leisurely time helping count birds all the while sitting in your favorite lawn chair. Staff of the National Bison Range is sponsoring its first Big Sit! to be held at Ninepipe National W...


Rotational grazing can control whitetop

Now you see it, now you don’t. That’s the story with the invasive and difficult-to-treat weed known as whitetop on Jake Yoder’s pastures outside of St. Ignatius. With NRCS assistance, this spring Jake Yoder implemented a high stock density grazing system on his pastures. Historically, Jake ...


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