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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Falls Mack Days event underway Falls Mack Days event underway

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2020 Fall Mack Days event began Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will end Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will be one week longer because the spring event was shortened, due to COVID-19.   There will be up to $200,000 in cash and prizes awarded at the conclusion of the ev...

Apply for FWP’s Apprentice Hunter Program

News from FWP MONTANA — It’s never too early to plan ahead for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Apprentice Hunter Program. FWP encourages early mail-in certification for eligible apprentice hunters in order to avoid crowds and frustration prior to season openers and the youth hunt. COVID-1...

FWP proposes purchase of 106 acres

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — In an effort to further promote conservation and public access along the north shore of Flathead Lake, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to acquire 106 acres to the east of Somers for the creation of a new state park. FWP is...

Hunters should check for closures

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas.  Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some fires may limit public access to roads and areas of public land. Wildfires can also cause...

Bird Island closed due to wildfire Bird Island closed due to wildfire

News from FWP FLATHEAD LAKE — Bird Island on Flathead Lake, near Finley Point, closed to public access due to wildfire danger last week. A wildfire was actively burning on the island, creating unsafe fire conditions with hazardous trees. These safety concerns pose threats to public safety, and ...

FWP joins coalition promoting responsible recreation

News from FWP The Maavel initiative is being led by the Montana Department of Commerce in partnership with 17 convention and visitors’ bureaus and six tourism regions. The campaign promotes safe and responsible behavior among those traveling in the state.  The two efforts focus on educatin...

Briefs for July 29, 2020

New process for surplus drawing licenses, permits News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  MONTANA — Hunters interested in purchasing licenses or permits left over from the special license and permit drawing will find a different process this year. The old process was vulnerable to ...

FWP proposes property acquisition on Flathead Lake

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — With the goal of increasing public access to one of the most popular lakes in the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking approval to purchase nearly 15 acres for a fishing access site. The undeveloped property is one mile east o...

Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks

News from FWP MONTANA — A man in his 60s was attacked by a grizzly bear on May 25 while mountain biking in the Spanish Peaks area near Big Sky in Gallatin County. The man, who was alone at the time of the attack, was able to walk out and get help from passing motorists. He was later flown to Bi...

Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks DUPUYER — Working jointly, staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found a home for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned last month. The cubs will be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park, located in Willia...


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