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Articles with the Tag: Hunting

Deadline approaches for deer, elk permits

MONTANA — The March 15 deer and elk permit application deadline has gained more importance to hunters in west-central Montana as a result of the new regulations for the 2016 hunting season. This year, the Fish and Wildlife Commission reinstated antlerless elk permits in 13 of the 30 hunting district...

Spring hunter education set in Ronan

Ronan, Pablo and Polson Spring Hunter Education course will begin Tuesday, March 8 at Westland Seed, Ronan.  This class is for families that want to have students certified to apply for Big Game drawings before March 15. Class size will be limited to 12 students. Students must attend all classes and ...

Hunter education classes teach ethics

By Tom Fieber for the Valley Journal Each year we have new people that look forward to joining family or friends in the outdoors — some through hunting, fishing, hiking, viewing birds and other wildlife, photography, harvesting berries, mushrooms or sometimes just solitude. Activities in the outdoor...

2016 hunting licenses on sale, fees change

2016 hunting licenses on sale, fees change   News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Montana’s 2016 hunting and fishing licenses went on sale Monday, Feb. 1, under a new fee structure passed by the state legislature. Licenses will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildli...

Meeting addresses proposed changes to hunting regulations

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a northwest Montana public meeting on the 2016-2017 hunting regulation proposals at Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Other informational meetings are scheduled in other towns around ...

Deer, elk harvest up as season closes

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks WESTERN MONTANA — Whitetail deer harvest finished ahead of last year’s totals as the season wrapped up Sunday in northwest Montana. A total of 18,411 hunters — the highest number since 2011 — checked 1,294 white-tailed deer (1,067 were ...

White-tailed deer, elk harvest numbers up

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks   WESTERN MONTANA — White-tailed deer harvest rebounded this weekend after a small slump and elk harvest in northwest Montana is up as compared to last year, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check...

Whitetail deer harvest remains strong Whitetail deer harvest remains strong

NORTHWEST MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 1, a total of 5,599 hunters checked 328 white-tailed deer (243 of these were bucks), 38 mule deer, and 35 elk for a 7.2 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 6.3 percent rate of hunters with game last y...

Outdoor briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

  Hunters: store meat properly to avoid bear conflict News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — With the general deer and elk rifle season now open, and in light of the considerable increase of bear activity and bear-human encounters, hunters and other recreationists are remi...

Signs clarify access laws

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Tribal Game Warden Program and the Tribal Wildland Recreation Program are working on a large-scale sign replacement project across the Reservation in an effort to inform the general public about recreation access requir...

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