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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

FWP offering free clinics to teach hunters how to collect their own CWD samples

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — This fall, staff in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 1 (northwest Montana) will be offering free clinics to teach hunters how to collect lymph node samples from the animals they harvest to have them tested for chronic wasting dise...

Elk management recommendations released for comment

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The suite of recommendations developed by the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group are available for public review and comment. The group was organized this past spring by FWP director Hank Worsech to develop recommendations on elk management is...

Hunters education class announced

News from the CSKT Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo Summer Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:...

2022 big game hunting forecast 2022 big game hunting forecast

News from FWP HELENA — Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we coordinate with landowners to provide hunting access t...

FWP to hold elk management public meetings

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on revisions to the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. FWP began work on the revised plan in 2020, when a citizen’s group was convened to develop guiding principles...

Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program Projects Access Guide available online Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program Projects Access Guide available online

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — The upland game bird season is less than one month away, and hunters will soon be able to refer to the Projects Access Guide, published annually by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). Hunters c...

Elk management group passes recommendations on to FWP Elk management group passes recommendations on to FWP

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – After 10 meetings and much deliberation, the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group has forwarded its recommendations to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Hank Worsech. “I’m very impressed with the work that went into these r...

Inflation Reduction deal offers climate change help Inflation Reduction deal offers climate change help

Statement from Frank Szollosi of Montana Wildlife Federation MONTANA — Today we are thrilled with news of a legislative breakthrough that will boost Montana wildlife, fisheries, forests and communities and reduce our carbon emissions 40% by 2030. And by lowering energy costs, we reduce inflation. ...

FWP seeks public input on revisions to Elk Management Plan

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on revisions to the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. FWP began work on the revised plan in 2020, when a citizen’s group was convened to develop guiding principles fo...

Valley Views for Dec. 22, 2021

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts. FWP’s goal is 92,000 elk in Montana, but today there are an estimated 175,000. That excess elk population causes immense damage to family ranch ope...


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