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Apply for FWP’s Apprentice Hunter Program

News from FWP MONTANA — It’s never too early to plan ahead for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Apprentice Hunter Program. FWP encourages early mail-in certification for eligible apprentice hunters in order to avoid crowds and frustration prior to season openers and the youth hunt. COVID-1...

Briefs for Aug. 19, 2020

DPHHS issues statement on proposed rule regarding flavored electronic smoking device  News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan sent this notification to the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee today regardi...

Flattening the curve on Chronic Wasting Disease

It’s cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am listening for that first bugle of a bull elk down in the river bottom. It’s that time when I, and all hunters, anxiously prepare for the glorious days we s...

Hunters should check for closures

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas.  Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some fires may limit public access to roads and areas of public land. Wildfires can also cause...

Briefs for July 29, 2020

New process for surplus drawing licenses, permits News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  MONTANA — Hunters interested in purchasing licenses or permits left over from the special license and permit drawing will find a different process this year. The old process was vulnerable to ...

Ferry Basin, Little Money hunting permit applications available

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announced the availability of the 2020 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications to interested CSKT Tribal member hunters.    Permit applicati...

Changes made to tribal moose hunting regulations

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Moose harvest trends over the past 30 years, both within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation and elsewhere in western Montana, indicate an overall declining moose population in western Montana.   Factors include mortalities due t...

FWP offers online hunter safety programs for free

News from FWP MONTANA – The COVID-19 pandemic is changing so many parts of life in Montana this year – hunter and bowhunter education is no different.  In response to social distancing requirements and restrictions on group gatherings, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is turning to o...

FWP licensing call center extending hours

News from FWP  MONTANA – Hunters and anglers who are purchasing licenses online and have questions for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks can take advantage of extended hours at the licensing call center now through April 1. The call center will be fielding calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday...

2020 hunting regulations available

News from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and moose, sheep, and goat hunting regulations are available online. The regulations were finalized by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Feb. 13. Printed copies will be available at all license providers and FWP offices in a...


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