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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Big game harvest up from last year

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 2, a total of 5,589 hunters checked 281 white-tailed deer (235 of these were bucks), 54 mule deer, and 19 elk for a 6.3 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 4.7 perc...

Good year to hunt whitetail deer

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  MONTANA — Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,154 hunters checked 150 white-tailed deer (123 of th...

Help survey pheasants, partridges

News from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department   Hunting for pheasants on the Flathead Indian Reservation is a regular highly-anticipated activity for many people and has been so for decades. The habitat on the reservation, especially in the Mission Valley, provides...

Donate big game for hungry Montanans

News from the  Montana Foodbank Network A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need, according to Ron Aasheim, s...

Students tour busy Arlee fish hatchery Students tour busy Arlee fish hatchery

ARLEE – Not far from the meandering Jocko River in Arlee, millions of rainbow trout destined for various lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout the United States find their start under the watchful care of a handful of people. The Jocko River Trout Hatchery collects, fertilizes and ships 5-6 million...

Wardens looking for tips on vandalism case

SWAN LAKE — Officers with Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are asking for help in finding the individuals responsible for $6,000 in damage to State property on the Swan State Forest.  On Saturday, Sept. 13 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., ind...

Bears bulking up before hibernation Bears bulking up before hibernation

Summer was a slow season for bear-human conflict because of an abundant huckleberry crop that kept the animals gobbling high in the mountains, but Tribal Fish and Game officials expect the likelihood of conflict to increase as berries dry up heading into the fall months.  “They will likely be h...

Salish Kootenai College offering wildlife, fisheries degrees

PABLO —Salish Kootenai College will now be offering Bachelor and Associates degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries, the first such degree program among the tribal colleges and universities in North America. Students in the Wildlife and Fisheries program will have the opportunity to study the biology, ecolog...

Visitors warned not to feed wild horses

POLSON — After a 7-year-old girl was either kicked or stepped on by wild horses on Wild Horse Island Aug. 17, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the incident.  The girl was feeding the horse some fruit when the incident happened.  “This is not the first ti...

Female grizzly, cubs returned to Reservation

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife  and Parks FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION —On Friday, Aug. 22, a 6-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured in the Kalispell area, north of Highway 35 along the Flathead River. The family group was captured earlier this year on the...

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