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Determining deer age

Many indicators of deer quality and welfare are related to age. Scrutiny of a deer’s teeth, particularly tooth replacement and wear, is one way for landowners and sportsmen to estimate the age of a deer. The purpose of MSU Extension Montguide titled, “Determining the Age of a Deer” by Ja...

Final suspect sentenced in case of 15 poached deer, elk

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FLATHEAD COUNTY — The final person involved in a major poaching case was sentenced in Flathead County Justice Court Nov. 1, ending the investigation and prosecution of nine young men who illegally shot 15 deer and an elk. Region One FWP Game Wardens an...

Opening weekend game harvest productive Opening weekend game harvest productive

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Harvest of big game during the first weekend of general deer and elk season was double the rate of last year’s opening weekend. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,361 hunters checked 350 white-tailed deer o...

Bear incident reported

Ninepipes - A pheasant hunter was injured Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11, when a grizzly bear and her cubs encountered the hunter in thick brush off Olsen Road south of Ninepipe Reservoir. Tribal Wildlife Bear Biologists, Tribal Conservation Officers and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Conservation Officer...

Private lands harvest to help mitigate conflicts

Submission from CSKT Wildlife Management Program FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Tribal Wildlife Management Program responds to human/wildlife conflicts on the Flathead Indian Reservation. In an effort to mitigate the impacts of these conflicts, the Tribal Council has approved a call list of individual...

Hunter education class set for Ronan

RONAN —  A Hunter Eduation Class is scheduled for Ronan at the Westland Seed Shooting Range classroom from Tuesday. Sept. 27-Friday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 36272 Round Butte Road, Ronan. The field course is Saturday, Oct.1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All students must register online at...

Briefs for Aug. 31, 2016

Mollman Pass now open — The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation has lifted the temporary closure of the Mollman Pass Trail in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness (also known as the Mollman Lake trail). Mollman Lake Trail is located east of Kicking Horse Job Corp Center and ...

Education classes scheduled

Submission from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Hunter Education classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in Northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. All students must register online at, click education. When registering, students will note specific inf...

Sign up now for fall hunter education classes

PABLO — The Ronan-Pablo Fall Hunter Education course will begin Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. Interested students are required to register online now at A parent or guardian must accompany st...

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...

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