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Public comment on fishing regulations sought

News from Montana Fish, Wilife and Parks KALISPELL — Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house to provide information on 2016 -19 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public.  Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regula...

Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds

RAVALLI – Six sheep escaped from the National Bison Range were killed by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wildlife managers last week because of concerns that the animals may have come in contact with disease-carrying domestic livestock.  Tom McDonald, director of the tribal division of ...

Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program

CHARLO — The public lands that support wildlife in Mission Valley are fragmented into a patchwork owned by different entities engaged in varying management strategies, but when game such as pheasant make their nests here, they live irrespective of fenced boundaries and human plans.  The Mission...

2015 Spring Mack Days second week

Spring Mack Days sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks began March 20 and will end on May 17. The event has up to $225,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded to hard-working anglers at the conclusion of the fishing event that is...

Mack Days anglers harvest 3,774 fish

FLATHEAD LAKE — Off to a great start, anglers in the 2015 Spring Mack Days fishing event turned in a total of 3,774 lake trout entries over the first weekend. The weather was great on Friday and the anglers many who had not fished all winter were anxious to get on the water.  Friday’s tot...

Individuals cited in elk, deer poaching cases

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FLATHEAD RESERVATION —The successful investigation and prosecution of two big game poaching cases on the Flathead Reservation reflects the close and effective working relationship between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Fish, Wildlife and Pa...

Legislature sends Wild Horse Island bill to governor

State lawmakers have sent a bill to Governor Steve Bullock allowing for the construction of a public dock at Wild Horse Island State Park.  Prior to the bill’s passage, the state was prohibited from constructing docks on islands, although according to Sen. Janna Taylor, R-SD 6, funds were appro...

legislative briefs

Guns on campus  makes a return   The Senate Judiciary committee is considering Senate Bill 143, which would allow guns on campus by prohibiting the Board of Regents from making rules against guns. Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, the bill’s sponsor, said the right to bear arms was a b...

Tribes create animal field guide mobile app Tribes create animal field guide mobile app

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes POLSON — The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation developed an Animal Field Guide mobile app for elementary, middle, and high school students. The mobile app, entitled “Animal Field Guide – Flathead Reservation: Rip...

Wolf trapper class

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a wolf trapping certification class at the Fairgrounds Trade Center in Kalispell on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This one-time certification is required for all wolf trappers in Monta...

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