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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Bucket biology causing problems in local water bodies

POLSON — State and tribal wildlife officials have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and coordinated extensive education efforts to try to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species, but new human-introduced species are still making their way into local water bodies. Authorities say the new sp...

Watercraft inspection required by law

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind people that all watercraft are required by state law to stop at aquatic invasive species check stations. This doesn’t just mean just motorized boats. Non-motorized craft including canoes,...

Watercraft inspectors intercept live fish

  News from the Flathead Lakers Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist Linnaea Schroeer reported that boat inspection crews have found 164 boats that did not pass inspection so far this year, with standing water being the most common infraction.  “P...

Northern pike investigation continues

News from Montana  Fish, Wildlife and Parks LAKE MARY RONAN — In the coming weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will follow up on the recent northern pike discovery in Lake Mary Ronan. Biologists will conduct sampling in an effort to confirm pike presence and distribution, and determine ...

Female grizzly, cubs relocated to South Fork of Flathead

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION  — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Biologist Stacy Courville captured a 6-year old, 252-pound female grizzly and her two male cubs on the Flathead Indian Reservation on June 26.   This was considered a preemptive capture in order to move the bears b...

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...


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