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Sign up for Hunter Education Course Feb. 28

News from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department PABLO — Registration for the Spring Hunter Education Course will be Friday, Feb. 28 in Room 116 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo.  Classes begin Wednesday, March 5 and continue Thursday and Friday, March 6-7. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Saturday, March 8. The next class is Monday, March 10 and the review and test will be held Tuesday, March 11. All classes, with the exception of field day, will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.  A parent or guardian must accompany students under age 18 on the first night of class t...


Tyro to speak about polar bears

News from Salish Kootenai College PABLO — On Friday, Feb. 7, Salish Kootenai College Professor Dr. Frank Tyro will present a free program about the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre on the campus of Salish Kootenai College.  Tyro will answer questio...


Pablo Reservoir hot ticket for perch

Fishermen: Pablo Reservoir is open and I would tag it as the hottest perch fishery in Western Montana, judging from all the reports I’ve received. There have been reports of guys taking home as many as 100 perch. Steve Speckert of Polson said he landed the biggest perch he has caught in 30 years....


Come learn about the winter bird count

News from the Mission Mountain Audubon Society POLSON — “The Great Backyard Bird Count: the Winter Birds of the Mission Valley” by Pat Jamieson, outdoor recreation planner for the National Bison Range, will be the next educational program of the Mission Mountain Audubon Society on Wednes...


Proposed hunting regulation changes to be discussed

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a northwest Montana meeting on the 2014-2015 hunting regulation proposals at the Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Center Mall, on Saturday, Jan. 4. Other informational meetings are scheduled in other ...


Multifunctional agriculture brings new opportunities to area farms

Farms around the region can be found partnering with area caterers to host farm dinners and partnering with tour companies to create farm stays. Some farms are including seasonal corn mazes as an additional enterprise to their production, and others are collaborating with home care service providers, such as...


Kalispell main site for collecting public comments from hunters

KALISPELL – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a northwest Montana meeting on the 2014-15 hunting regulation proposals at the Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Center Mall, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Other meetings are scheduled in other towns, but this is the main hearing for collecting comments from ...


'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program 'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program

RONAN — The 2013 program for “Youth Shoots,” at the Mission Valley Shooting Club near Ronan, came to an end at the Dec. 1 shoot where rewards were given to participants. Top shooter of the year with the most first place finishes was Andrey Bauer of Polson. Andrey received a participation...


Public invited to conference call meeting concerning lake trout

News from the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board PABLO — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Thursday, Dec.12 via conference call beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will address a potential fishing regulation change for lake trout in Flathead Lake.  All inte...


Deer harvest slightly higher than last year in Northwest Montana as season ends Deer harvest slightly higher than last year in Northwest Montana as season ends

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations, whitetail deer harvest finished ahead of last year’s totals as the season wrapped up on Sunday.  As of Sunday, Dec. 1, a total of 18,262 hunters checked 1,112 white-tailed d...


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