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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

Road fine bill would improve public access Road fine bill would improve public access

Last fall during the political season, everyone running for the Montana Legislature touted their credentials as being for public access.  But what does that really mean? For Montana’s hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts, it means the ability to get to our public lands to enj...

Big game hunting season ends

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — Montana’s general big game hunting season ended Nov. 25.  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ five regional check stations tallied a combined total of 950 white-tailed deer, including 676 bucks, this season. That is down fr...

Managing CWD will take cooperation from all Montanans Managing CWD will take cooperation from all Montanans

MONTANA – Montana hunters have been afield pursuing deer, elk and other big game, just as we have done for decades. But new this year is the knowledge that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is present in our state’s mule deer and white-tailed deer.  Last year’s first-ever detection of t...

Input on draft hunting regulation changes sought

News from CSKT and Fish & Wildlife Board FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The Flathead Reservation Fish & Wildlife Board and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2019-2020 Fishing, Bird Hunting and Recreation regulations.&...

Hunter encounters grizzly bear

News from FWP  KALISPELL –  A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks investigation into a surprise bear attack last weekend northwest of Columbia Falls has confirmed that an adult grizzly bear was involved in the encounter.   At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 11, an adult male was h...

Caribou sightings reported in Montana Caribou sightings reported in Montana

KALISPELL  — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional staff has received reports of a rare sight in northwest Montana. Residents have recently documented sightings of woodland caribou near the U.S.-Canada border. The multiple sightings include the potential for a bull and a cow in separate l...

Briefs for Nov. 14, 2018

Registration open for wolf trapping certification class   News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Registration is open for a free wolf trapping education and certification class next month in Kalispell. The free class is required for anyone setting traps for wolves. ...

Pheasant hunters should be prepared to encounter bears

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  In Montana, bear country can be anywhere in the western half of the state and sometimes beyond. In recent years, grizzly bears have shown up in prairie habitats east of the Rocky Mountain Front. For years, elk and deer hunters in western Montana have t...

Rocky Mountain goat hunting on the Flathead Reservation closed due to low populations Rocky Mountain goat hunting on the Flathead  Reservation closed due to low populations

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Natural Resource Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The CSKT Tribal Council closed hunting of Rocky Mountain goats on the Flathead Indian Reservation due to low population levels, both in the Mission Mountain Tribal Wildernes...

Local craftsman on target Local craftsman on target

Inside a spacious workshop nestled beneath the craggy shadows of the Mission Mountains, a dozen handcrafted archery bows in various stages of production await completion by father-son bowyers Dan and Jared Toelke. Nearly 20 years ago, Dan an avid outdoorsman, turned his passion for archery into a career b...


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