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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Managing CWD will take cooperation from all Montanans Managing CWD will take cooperation from all Montanans

MONTANA – Montana hunters have been afield pursuing deer, elk and other big game, just as we have done for decades. But new this year is the knowledge that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is present in our state’s mule deer and white-tailed deer.  Last year’s first-ever detection of t...

Input on draft hunting regulation changes sought

News from CSKT and Fish & Wildlife Board FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The Flathead Reservation Fish & Wildlife Board and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2019-2020 Fishing, Bird Hunting and Recreation regulations.&...

Hunter encounters grizzly bear

News from FWP  KALISPELL –  A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks investigation into a surprise bear attack last weekend northwest of Columbia Falls has confirmed that an adult grizzly bear was involved in the encounter.   At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 11, an adult male was h...

Caribou sightings reported in Montana Caribou sightings reported in Montana

KALISPELL  — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional staff has received reports of a rare sight in northwest Montana. Residents have recently documented sightings of woodland caribou near the U.S.-Canada border. The multiple sightings include the potential for a bull and a cow in separate l...

Briefs for Nov. 14, 2018

Registration open for wolf trapping certification class   News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Registration is open for a free wolf trapping education and certification class next month in Kalispell. The free class is required for anyone setting traps for wolves. ...

Fall Mack Days competition continues

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Windblown lake trout anglers recently completed the second weekend of 2018 Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake that started on Sept. 21. The eight-week event continues until Nov. 11 with anglers fishing Tuesday through Fridays.  Three windy days in a row kept man...

Pheasant hunters should be prepared to encounter bears

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  In Montana, bear country can be anywhere in the western half of the state and sometimes beyond. In recent years, grizzly bears have shown up in prairie habitats east of the Rocky Mountain Front. For years, elk and deer hunters in western Montana have t...

Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash

Swimming somewhere out in Flathead Lake is a lake trout worth $10,000, just waiting to be caught by a skilled or very lucky angler.  Matter of fact, upwards of $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best or luckiest anglers starting Friday, Sept. 21, during the annual Fall Mack Days tourn...

Be aware as bears activley seek food sources before winter denning season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks With archery and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, hunters are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Montana is bear country. Anyone living, working, or recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and follow safety precautions to avoid ...

Grizzly bear population objectives named Grizzly bear population objectives named

KALISPELL — The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The decision on Aug. 9, sets into motion a public comment period that will run from Aug. 24-Oc...


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