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Hunters speculate on this year’s velvet deer Hunters speculate on this year’s velvet deer

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Hunters across north central and northeast Montana reported seeing a large number of mule deer bucks in velvet this general hunting season.  The reason may lie in the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease outbreak that affected deer in several a...

FWP proposes rule changes related to field trials, dog training FWP proposes rule changes related to field trials, dog training

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — The 2019 legislature enacted House Bill 29, which changed the legal requirements for certain activities relating to field trials and the training of dogs using captive-reared upland game birds. In addition, HB 29 made some of FWP’s exist...

Hunting season closes in many regions, others reopen

News from FWP MONTANA ­­— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have extended the elk hunting season through Jan. 15, 2021, for holders of certain unfilled, antlerless Elk B Licenses that are valid in portions of west-central Montana, FWP region two. The fall hunting of all mountain ...

Local hunting input welcomed Local hunting input welcomed

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board and CSKT Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2021-22 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations. A temporary regulation is requested to begin the proposed regulation imme...

Briefs for Nov. 11, 2020

Gianforte asks Montanans to ‘Serve Montana’ News from Governor-elect Greg Gianforte BOZEMAN — Governor-elect Greg Gianforte today called on well-qualified, dedicated innovators to serve Montana and help lead Montana’s comeback. Gianforte today launched: ServeMontana.com, ...

FWP reminds hunters: be bear aware, turn in poachers FWP reminds hunters: be bear aware, turn in poachers

News from Montana FWP MONTANA — Deer and elk hunters took to the field Oct. 24 for the general big game season and they’ll all need to keep in mind a few important pieces of information from bears to poaching.  Be bear aware  Grizzly bear populations are continuing to expan...

CWD positives reported across the state, no new areas

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park MONTANA — In early October, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was notified of 18 deer from across the state that tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The positive deer all come from areas where CWD was previously known to exist, including hunti...

Hunting check stations opened

 News from FWP MONTANA — Four traditional wildlife hunter check stations will be in operation on weekends during the general rifle season in west-central Montana with a few changes in protocol related to COVID -19 safety.  The stations, located near Bonner along Highway 200, north of ...

FWP seeks public input FWP seeks public input

News from Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a proposal to purchase a conservation easement to protect approximately 7,256 acres of timberland and wildlife habitat in northwestern Montana near Marion, Montana. FWP received 40 com...

Hunters asked to help monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease Hunters asked to help monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease

MONTANA — Chronic wasting disease threatens deer, elk and moose populations in Montana. The spread of the disease is something all hunters should consider as they venture out this fall to harvest wild game. “CWD is a 100 percent fatal disease that infects members of the deer family, including ...


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