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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

FWP seeks comment on wolf hunting, trapping proposals

MISSION VALLEY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently held a commission meeting regarding proposed changes for the upcoming 2013-14 wolf hunting and trapping seasons.  The proposed changes are numerous and far reaching, “but not final by any means,” said FWP communication and e...

Wolf hunt ends with highest harvest yet Wolf hunt ends with highest harvest yet

HELENA — The 2012-13 Montana wolf hunt saw a 36-percent increase in harvest numbers from last year. The 181-day season closed with a total of 225 wolves taken by hunters and trappers — the largest harvest so far.  According to a press release, 128 wolves were taken by hunters and 97 by tr...

Hunter education classes scheduled

POLSON — Hunter Education Classes are scheduled in March and are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. To become certified, students must be at least 11 years old. Students must register onli...

New tribal permits required March 1

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation announce the availability of hunting, fishing and recreation regulations for the 2013-14 license season. The new license season begins March 1. “We anticipate increased local recreation this year and encourage local resid...

Legislature expands wolf hunt Legislature expands wolf hunt

HELENA — Proving the wolf debate in Montana spans party lines, Montana legislators passed a bill that drastically changes Montana’s wolf hunt with nearly unanimous support in less than a week. Governor Bullock signed House Bill 73 into law Feb. 6.  House District 11 Rep. Greg Hertz said a...

Whitetail population up, wolf harvest down Whitetail population up, wolf harvest down

As the 2012 hunting season drew to a close, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials were hopeful that whitetail deer populations may be on the rise.  “We’re cautiously optimistic that the whitetail deer population is increasing again in our area of northwest Montana,” said FWP co...

Hunters reminded to check regulations

Hunters should check hunting regulations for the area they plan to hunt as deer and elk hunting season approaches. Seasons are as follows: • No youth antlerless elk hunt this year in Region One. Youth hunters must follow the standard regulations for elk in Region One hunting districts. • Spec...

After 12 years of waiting, Polson woman gets moose After 12 years of waiting, Polson woman gets moose

POLSON — As big game species populations continue to decline and the demand for tags increases, hunting opportunities for rare game like moose are harder and harder to come by.  According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, hunters harvested 242 bull moose, 42 cows and seven calves during the ...

Traditional hunting camp teaches leadership Traditional hunting camp teaches leadership

Teepees facing east along the Flathead River caught the morning sun and the calming burble of the water. Although the scene might have unfolded hundreds of years ago, pickups, a couple of camper trailers and blue plastic traps hinted at a modern camp. But the camp, sponsored by the American Indian Institu...


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