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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

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...

Spring Mack Days underway Spring Mack Days underway

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE —The 2014 Spring Mack Days began March 14 with 34 days of lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake.  Mack Days runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, March 14 through May 18, with 10 straight days May 9-18.  Sponsored ...

Game officials see increased meth cases

FLATHEAD RESERVATION –  Tribal, state, and federal game authorities are feeling the effects of a resurgence in methamphetamine usage in the Mission Valley. Tribal Game Warden Mike McElderry pointed to his bulletproof vest in a meeting with the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board last w...

New mercury guidelines for Flathead Lake trout being rolled out

FLATHEAD LAKE — Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are in the process of rolling out new uniform guidelines about how many Flathead Lake trout meals people can safely consume per month.  “We noticed our fish consumption advisories for Flathead ...

Watercraft confusion results in game warnings

PABLO – More than 40 written and verbal warnings were issued to people who blew past the watercraft checkpoint in Pablo last summer, and law enforcement officials say ignorance about what constitutes a “watercraft” likely played a part. “A lot of it, quite frankly, is people with k...

Agencies work together to enforce game laws

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The multi-jurisdictional checkerboard of private, public, and tribal lands creates challenges for catching violators of game laws on the Flathead Reservation, but cooperation between the agencies last year led to prosecution of several wrongdoers. “We have a great workin...

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