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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...

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...


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