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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Tagged fish liven up Mack Days

Tagged fish were the excitement of the Spring Mack Days Fishing Event during the ninth weekend. May 10 was a winning day for Steven Benson of Four Lakes, Wash. He is one of 850 anglers competing in the 2013 spring fishing event. Benson turned in 43 lake trout, which was the high number for the day, and one o...

Annual River Honoring announced

The Tribal Natural Resources Department announces that the 2013 River Honoring event begins Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. The gathering will begin with an announcement of the 2013 river honorees. A free barb...

Migratory birds take center stage

PABLO — As part of a yearly celebration of migratory birds, we would like to encourage everyone to stop by the lobby of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Complex in Pablo from April 22-25. Local third-grade artists from across the Reservation have completed excellent entries for this year&rsq...

Hungry bears emerging from winter dens

It’s time to put the birdfeeders away for the year. Tribal wildlife biologists report that several grizzly bears have been documented in the valley this spring.  So while it may still feel like winter, some bears have emerged from winter hibernation, and very few natural foods are available now...

Budget sequestration ends Youth Conservation Corps

For the past three summers, the Creston Fish Hatchery and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, along with Salish Kootenai College, has sponsored the Youth Conservation Corps, which provided more than 30 summer jobs for high school students. The program exposed local students to natural resource managemen...

Lake trout fishing materials available

The CSKT Fisheries Program announces the release of a set of educational materials designed to increase the success of lake trout catch on Flathead Lake. The materials include “Catching Lake Trout in Flathead Lake,” a two-DVD set, a Flathead Lake bathymetric map, a factsheet with fish identificat...

Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney

POLSON — Now in its 12th year, the twice-annual Mack Days fishing event is aimed at reducing Flathead Lake’s lake trout population and increasing the native bull and cutthroat trout population. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the tournament, however, are the tagged trout.  An ext...

Mack Days draws 510 anglers, entries taken until end

The first weekend of the 2013 spring Mack Days fishing event ended with a total of 2,227 lake trout entered in the event, which is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Friday was the best day for fishing during the first weeken...

Arlee youth honored as ‘Champion of Change’ Arlee youth honored as ‘Champion of Change’

ARLEE — If it’s a Sunday afternoon, chances are Vance Home Gun and Yayoot Skwkwimit, the Strong Young People, will be studying Salish language and Salish culture. Vance, 19, is the youngest fluent Salish speaker on the Flathead Reservation. He was honored for learning the language, his fluency...

Some tribal lands closed for spring

The Tribal Wildland Recreation Program would like to remind the public of upcoming spring closures that are part of the 2013-14 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations.   The entire Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness Area is closed to all livestock use between March 1 and June 30. This spri...


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