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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 deer of which 985 were bucks, 134 mule deer, and 56 elk for a 7.1 percent rate of hunters with game. This is slightly higher than the 6.5 percent of hunters with game last year.  Hunters checked about the same number of mule deer, but fewer elk as compared to last year. The number of hunters in northwest Montana was very similar to last year’s total.  According to FW...


2013 Fall Mack Days wraps up

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes BLUE BAY — The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake concluded Sunday Nov. 17 with a fish fry and award ceremony at the Blue Bay Campground. Anglers enjoyed the delicious fish cooked by head chef and fisheries technician Joe San...


Local girl bags bull moose Local girl bags bull moose

POLSON — Josey Motichka said she had less than a one percent chance of drawing a permit to shoot a moose, but she drew one. The 15-year-old has been hunting with her dad since she could walk. When she was old enough, Josey shot her first buck deer on family land in Eureka. But a moose permit is some...


National Bison Range announces new holiday hours  National Bison Range announces new holiday hours

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — Between winter weather keeping you at home and a flurry of friends and family visiting for the holidays, we all need time to get away and unwind. And so, we invite you to visit the National Bison Range during this festive time of year.  The cold ma...


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 ...


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...


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