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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Officials remind requirement for online course, in-person field day

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — There are only two remaining trapper education field days left this year before trapping season for most species begins on Nov. 1. As a reminder, to purchase a Montana resident trapping license, trappers must complete the Montana Trapper Educa...

FWP offering free clinics to teach hunters how to collect their own CWD samples

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — This fall, staff in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 1 (northwest Montana) will be offering free clinics to teach hunters how to collect lymph node samples from the animals they harvest to have them tested for chronic wasting dise...

Elk management recommendations released for comment

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The suite of recommendations developed by the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group are available for public review and comment. The group was organized this past spring by FWP director Hank Worsech to develop recommendations on elk management is...

More than 84,000 AIS inspections conducted so far this season

News from Montana FWP MONTANA — It’s important to continue to clean, drain and dry your boat and gear when you recreate on the water to prevent the potential spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).   So far this year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and its partners have inspected...

Closures and restrictions lifted on several western Montana rivers

News from Montana FWP HELENA — While air temperatures remain hot, smoky conditions have caused water temperatures to cool down to meet the criteria to lift fishing restrictions and closures on several rivers in western Montana. The restrictions and closures were lifted Wednesday, Sept. 7. All r...

2022 big game hunting forecast 2022 big game hunting forecast

News from FWP HELENA — Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we coordinate with landowners to provide hunting access t...

Nathan Reiner named NW MT warden captain Nathan Reiner named NW MT warden captain

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Nathan Reiner was named the Region 1 (northwest Montana) warden captain for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Reiner stepped into the new role in July and is replacing Lee Anderson, who was named FWP’s new regional supervisor. As warde...

FWP to host open houses

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — In the coming weeks, anglers will have several opportunities to comment on fishing regulation proposals for the 2023/24 regulation booklet. These proposals were developed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff after working with the public o...

WHIP grant application period opens September 1

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The annual application period for the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP), a grant funding program administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will open Sept. 1. The purpose of WHIP is to accomplish large-scale restoration of priv...

Trail advisory committee to meet in Helena

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) will meet Aug. 30 and 31. The STAC advises FWP on trail-related concerns and needs across Montana, including funding, use and the promotion of recreational trails across l...


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