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Spring wolf trapping class offered online

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer an online wolf trapping certification class on March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is required for trappers. To register for the class, please visit: fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter and then follow the link “Wolf...

Senator shares background on SB 115

Greetings from Helena. During the last couple weeks, I’ve had two pieces of legislation generate well over 1,500 emails or messages to me either in support or opposition. One of those bills was SB 111 that would allow disabled hunters to use crossbows during archery season and the other was SB 115. ...

Hit state park trails for New Year’s Hit state park trails for New Year’s

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is organizing a friendly competition in the Flathead Valley to encourage a healthy start to the new year. Hikers are encouraged to participate in “Battle of the Boots” and log their miles at ...

Big Snowies project builds on conservation legacy Big Snowies project builds on conservation legacy

Very few Montana hunters probably know the names Bob Cooney, Arnie Foss or LeRoy Ellig.  But if they love the abundant wildlife that we enjoy today, love their sporting traditions and love the habitat that makes that all possible, they should.  That’s because these three visionaries &nd...

Hunters speculate on this year’s velvet deer Hunters speculate on this year’s velvet deer

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Hunters across north central and northeast Montana reported seeing a large number of mule deer bucks in velvet this general hunting season.  The reason may lie in the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease outbreak that affected deer in several a...

FWP proposes rule changes related to field trials, dog training FWP proposes rule changes related to field trials, dog training

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — The 2019 legislature enacted House Bill 29, which changed the legal requirements for certain activities relating to field trials and the training of dogs using captive-reared upland game birds. In addition, HB 29 made some of FWP’s exist...

Hunting season closes in many regions, others reopen

News from FWP MONTANA ­­— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have extended the elk hunting season through Jan. 15, 2021, for holders of certain unfilled, antlerless Elk B Licenses that are valid in portions of west-central Montana, FWP region two. The fall hunting of all mountain ...

Final fall Mack Days results reported Final fall Mack Days results reported

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2020 Fall Mack Days Fishing event ended Nov. 15 with a total of 14,821 lake trout entries turned in by 138 anglers.   The 10-week long event was the longest Mack Days event ever.  The 2020 fall total entries were not the best or the worst of...

Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – A total of 14,066 lake trout have been entered so far in the 2020 Fall Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  Mack Days are a management tool used by fisheries managers to reduce the number of non-native lake ...

Two grizzly bears killed near Bigfork

News from FWP  BIGFORK — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are investigating the death of two grizzly bears near Bigfork. The carcasses of an adult female bear and cub were located Nov. 9 on Bear Creek Road near Montana Highway 83. No additional inform...


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