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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Bull Trout harvest closure in effect on Lake Koocanusa

News from FWP MONTANA – The harvesting of bull trout on Lake Koocanusa is closed in an effort to improve the diminished population of the threatened species. The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Jan. 6 approved a request from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional biologists to implement the ...

Women’s ice fishing workshop set for Missoula Jan. 24-25

News from FWP MONTANA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoorswoman program is hosting an ice-fishing workshop on Jan. 24-25 in Missoula, and registration is open now. The workshop starts with an indoor class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at FWP’s Miss...

Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery

LAKE MARY RONAN – Cast your line out in Lake Mary Ronan and you’ll likely find a northern pike on the other end. On Dec. 4, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologists Kenneth Breidinger and Sam Bourret held a forum at the Mountain Meadow Resort located along the shoreline of Lake Mary Ro...

Briefs for Dec. 18, 2019

Deadline extended for dairy margin coverage WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to Dec. 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for the 202...

Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge

MONTANA — Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second morning of the council’s Dec. 4-5 meeting in Missoula.  Bauer and Bullock sat across from each other in a crowded conference room on th...

Recreation easement purchase proposed for Flathead Lake State Park

News from Montana FWP MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation jointly propose the purchase of a permanent recreation easement for Big Arm State Park along Flathead Lake. A draft environmental analysis detailing the proposal, includ...

FWP looking to the future of state parks

News from FWP MONTANA – Even though the summer season at Montana State Parks is over, plans for the management of those parks is really hitting its stride. It’s been a busy 18 months for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and state parks. Gov. Bullock’s Parks In Focus commission issue...

Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk

News from FWP  Montana recorded its first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.  The cow elk was harvested by a landowner on private land northeast of Red Lodge in November and samples were extracted from the carcass in Billings on Nov. 6. Tests results confirming the suspe...

General big game hunting season concludes Dec. 1

News from FWP  MONTANA – With one week left in Montana’s general hunting season, the percentage of hunters with harvested game is slightly ahead of last year in northwest Montana. Through four weekends of the season, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has tallied nearly 9,200 hunters...

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana.  A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain west of Quartz Cr...


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