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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Flathead Lakers plan annual meeting

News from the Flathead Lakers  YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate clean water and to learn about working across borders to prevent aquatic invasive species introductions at the Lakers’ annual meeting on Tuesday, July 15. The program begins at 7 ...

Northern Pike discovered in Lake Mary Ronan

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks LAKE MARY RONAN — Two northern pike were caught in Lake Mary Ronan on June 26 by an angler from Missoula who was trolling. The first fish was lost at the boat, and the second fish was caught and kept. The angler immediately took the fish to Camp Tuffit wher...

FWP seeks applicants for Citizen Advisory Committee

KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking volunteer applicants to fill four slots on the Region One Citizen Advisory Committee. The CAC is in its 19th year and was established to provide input and guidance to FWP from the public. This is a general advisory committee that works with FWP ...

Fishing Without Barriers draws anglers Fishing Without Barriers draws anglers

WOODS BAY — “I am not touching that fish,” Brandee Reinsberg said. The fifth-grader had worked hard, reeling in the lake trout with the help of Stacy Ross, boat captain for Flathead Lake Charters, but she balked at touching the trout, nicknamed “Walter.” Ross came up with a pair...

Humans impact bear behavior, survival Humans impact bear behavior, survival

FINLEY POINT — Archie Fuqua, Sergeant for Tribal Fish and Game, answered a call on South Finley Point Sunday morning in response to an injured mother bear and her two healthy year-old cubs who were nestled near the forest in a residential back yard. This was his third bear call of the morning. &ldqu...

Honor thy River: Educational event celebrates Lower Flathead, highlights cultural importance Honor thy River: Educational event celebrates Lower Flathead, highlights cultural importance

FLATHEAD RIVER — More than 1,000 students learned lessons about nurturing relationships with native wildlife, people and oneself at the River Honoring held last week beside the Lower Flathead River near Moiese.  The annual event partners community organizations with fourth and fifth graders fro...

Lake trout safe consumption guidelines available Lake trout safe consumption guidelines available

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  FLATHEAD LAKE — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake and released a brochure, “Flathead Lake Lake Trout Cons...

Trumpeter Swan shooters sentenced Trumpeter Swan shooters sentenced

News from the Confederated Salish and Kooteani Tribes PABLO — Last week careful collaboration between Tribal Conservation Officer and Investigator Mike McElderry and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Warden Ron Howell resulted in citations of two Polson residents in the incident of the Trumpeter Swan ...

2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week 2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week

The bucket almost wasn’t big enough for the four fish entries of Bob Christensen of Missoula. Friday March 28 was the first of the three- day competition for the largest Bucket of Fish during 2014 Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake. Anglers mark or pick out what they believe is their four heaviest fish ...

Mack Days event begins despite boycott Mack Days event begins despite boycott

FLATHEAD LAKE – The annual Mack Days fishing derby kicked off last weekend, but not without opposition from anglers who say the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ decision to gillnet lake trout this spring could be disastrous for the trophy lake trout population. For more than a decade t...


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