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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

Montana’s elk hunting traditions worth preserving

For decades Montana has been the envy of hunters who pursue elk. Our state has healthy elk herds because of our incredible habitat on public and private lands. We enjoy the longest season in the West – with a six week archery season and a five week rifle season. No other state comes even close.  ...

Chronic wasting disease creates new reality Chronic wasting disease creates new reality

MONTANA – The prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Montana has created “a new reality” for hunters and wildlife managers, just two years after it was first detected in the state. An extensive program of testing deer, elk and moose harvested across Montana from April 1, 2019 to Jan. 2...

142 animals test positive for CWD 142 animals test positive for CWD

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks submitted 6,977 samples for chronic wasting disease testing during the 2019 season, which ran from April 1, 2019, to Jan. 29, 2020. Of those samples, 142 tested positive for the fatal disease, including 86 whi...

Golden ticket chances available for sale

News from Ducks Unlimited  MONTANA – Ducks Unlimited is auctioning off a rare Montana Shiras moose license. Each year, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission allows one conservation group to auction off a permit that allows the winner to hunt in any moose-hunting district in the stat...

Registration soon to open for hunter education

News from FWP  PABLO — Register for a classroom hunter education course is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. on the Salish Kootenai College campus in building RD 111, room 142.  Follow up class meetings will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. on March 2-4; March 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p...

FWP seeks volunteer instructors for hunter education

MONTANA – Montana’s hunting legacy depends on active, skilled and ethical hunters who pass on their traditions to new generations. This happens in hundreds of classrooms across Montana each year through the state’s hunter and bowhunter education program. Instructors in the program volunt...

FWP to make two changes to 2020 licenses

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA – Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. The most visible change Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks customers will see is a change to license paper. Starting this year, both lice...

Second moose tests positive for chronic wasting disease in Libby area Second moose tests positive for chronic wasting disease in Libby area

News from FWP MONTANA — A second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek southeast of Libby. The moose was harvested within the Libby CWD Management Zone near th...

Briefs for Dec. 18, 2019

Deadline extended for dairy margin coverage WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to Dec. 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for the 202...

Chronic wasting disease sampling results continue to come i Chronic wasting disease sampling results continue to come i

News from FWP MONTANA – Samples from 25 deer harvested around the state tested positive for chronic wasting disease in November. The majority of the new positive samples were from animals harvested within CWD Management Zones, where the disease is known to exist. Two of the positive samples wer...


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