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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Smith River permit application deadline is Feb.15

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks GREAT FALLS – Permit applications to float the Smith River will be accepted through Feb. 15. The permit drawing will be held on Feb. 21. Celebrated for its spectacular scenery, remote location and excellent fishing, floating the Smith River is one of Mont...

Wolf trapping opens in all occupied grizzly bear habitat across the state

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife staff completed its final assessment of grizzly bear activity in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Effective Saturday, Dec. 24, wolf trapping season is open in all areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat ...

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program advisory council to meet

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) advisory council will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks conference room. People can attend via Zoom or in-person. WHIP was established during the 2017 ...

Start your New Year off right with a First Day Hike

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Kick off the New Year right with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host First Day Hikes at Flathead Lake State Park (Wayfarers, West Shore, and Lone Pine units), as well as other state...

Wolf trapping opens in some areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat Wolf trapping opens in some areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is opening wolf trapping season in specific areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat in west, northwest and southcentral Montana due to reduced grizzly bear activity.   The areas of occ...

FWP seeks public comment on draft grizzly bear management plan, EIS FWP seeks public comment on draft grizzly bear management plan, EIS

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft plan and environmental impact statement to guide the long-term management and conservation of grizzly bears across the state. “For decades, FWP staff have worked w...

Lottery chances available for trophy bison hunt

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks  HELENA — Those interested in entering a lottery for a guided trophy bison hunt on the Blackfeet Reservation will have two opportunities to enter the drawing. The first lottery drawing will be held Jan. 17; the deadline to enter is midnight on Jan. 16. ...

Community Pond Program grant money available

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Community Pond Program grant. The objective of the Community Pond Program is to enhance...

Muzzleloader season begins

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Muzzleloader season opens on Saturday, Dec. 10, and runs through Dec. 18. This season is for muzzleloaders only; no other means of taking game, such as archery, is allowed. Note that some areas have elk shoulder seasons through Feb. 15, where firear...

Big game hunting season concludes with mixed results in NW Montana

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — The general deer and elk hunting season concluded Nov. 27, 2022, and game check stations in northwest Montana reported mixed results. More than 9,200 hunters appeared at check stations in northwest Montana. The overall number of hunters with h...


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