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National Bison Range opens

News from the National Bison Range CHARLO — National Bison Range staff recently announced that Red Sleep Mountain Drive is scheduled to open for the summer season on Saturday, May 13, weather and road conditions permitting. The main gate will open by 6 a.m. and close at dark. Closing time will change throughout the season, so visitors are encouraged to check the gate or website for exact times. Morning and evening hours provide the best wildlife viewing opportunities. Visitors planning evening trips need to begin the Red Sleep Mountain Drive route no later than 6 p.m. to finish the loop before the main gate closes at dark. The Refuge closes to all public use at night and visit...


Annual River Honoring announced

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — The 31st annual River Honoring will begin Monday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. Native games and educational stations will be available for the community. At 6 p.m. there will ...


Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status

WEST GLACIER  – Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, with the support of its partner the Glacier National Park Conservancy, announced today that it has achieved provisional Gold Tier designation as Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park through the International Dark Sky Association. ...


Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park is preparing for the summer visitor season. Plowing operations will begin along the Going-to-the-Sun Road the first week of April starting at Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side of the park, and the second week of April beginnin...


Angler pulls in $500 tagged fish during contest

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE — Week three of the 2017 Spring Mack Days had the lowest total catch so far for the event with 2,366. Anglers have turned in a total of 13,694 lake trout over the first three weeks. The 2017 Spring Mack Days nine-week fishing even...


Tribes announce emergency watercraft closure, restrictions

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Thursday to issue a watercraft and trailer closure on Flathead Reservation waters in response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in Montana. Effective immediately all watercraft must be inspected and cleared for launchi...


Time to get new permits

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation announce the availability of Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Regulations for the 2017- 2018 license season. The new license season began March 1, 2017. “We anticipate great outdoor recreationa...


Spring weather greets anglers

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The 2017 Spring Mack Days nineweek fishing event on Flathead Lake continues through May 14. Week two of 2017 Spring Mack Days ended with 136 hard-fishing anglers catching a twoweek total of 10,557 lake trout using all the fishing finesse, knowledg...


Be bear aware as they emerge from dens

New from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Grizzly and black bears are emerging from dens, based on radio collar locations, track reports, and observations. Biologists say that males tend to emerge earlier than females; with the warming weather and increasing day length, they wi...


Record amount of fish caught as Spring Mack Days opens

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Record amount of fish caught as Spring Mack Days opens News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The 2017 Spring Mack Days fishing event on Flathead Lake began with a record number of 3,030 lake trout turned in the first day, beating the 2...


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