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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

White-tailed deer, elk harvest numbers up

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks   WESTERN MONTANA — White-tailed deer harvest rebounded this weekend after a small slump and elk harvest in northwest Montana is up as compared to last year, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check...

Outdoor briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

  Hunters: store meat properly to avoid bear conflict News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — With the general deer and elk rifle season now open, and in light of the considerable increase of bear activity and bear-human encounters, hunters and other recreationists are remi...

Illegally released walleye found in Swan Lake

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks LAKE COUNTY — Two 17-inch-long walleye were caught in Swan Lake last week during Fish, Wildlife and Parks gill net sampling operations, according to FWP Region One Fisheries Manager Mark Deleray.  Deleray noted that these were the first walleye reported fro...

Outdoor recreation regulation could change Outdoor recreation regulation could change

MOIESE – A concern about shotgun pellets flying past homes during hunting season has prompted a proposed change in the bird hunting regulations developed through a cooperative agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The pr...

Several agencies work together on bird habitat  Several agencies work together on bird habitat

CHARLO – After thousands of years, glacier-cut pot holes have filled with water on the land in and around the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge turning the area into a wetland complex where ducks dip their heads into the ponds looking for lunch, pheasants hide in the brush in surrounding fields and gee...

Wild Horse Island sheep topic of program

KALISPELL — The complexities of managing bighorn sheep on Wild Horse Island will be the subject of a Sept. 10 presentation at Flathead Valley Community College.  The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in the large community meeting room inside the Arts and Technology building on F...

Remove attractants as bear activity increases

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks WESTERN MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are urging people to clean up all bear attractants on their property as bear activity rapidly increases. On Sept. 25, FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum and Bear Technician Kylie Jones receiv...

Briefs for Sept. 2, 2015

Input needed for 2016-2017 hunting seasons News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks WESTERN MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. The deadline to submit initial commen...

Fishing regulations proposed

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ western regions will host a public meeting Sept. 3 at the FWP office in Kalispell, 490 N. Meridian Road, from 5-7 p.m. to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for...

Man fined, sentenced to probation for killing grizzlies

A Bigfork man who shot and killed three grizzly bears in the Ferndale area in spring 2014 has avoided maximum punishment, though a federal judge imposed a fine and probation time at sentencing on May 26.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, will have to pay $15,000 restitution and serve three years on probation,...

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