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Hunter registration now open

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Online registration is now open for free Hunter Education classes across northwest Montana. All registration for Hunter Education Classes in northwest Montana is through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ website online. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, mu...

Jack Hanna introduces bear project Jack Hanna introduces bear project

FLATHEAD VALLEY — Jack Hanna, raised on a farm in Tennessee, started working for a veterinarian at age 11. He has a love for Glacier National Park, wildlife, and the people in the area. Hanna and his wife, Suzi, have lived in Montana for 20 years. In 1996, the property they bought was full of elk. ...

Registration open for wolf trapper class

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class at the Region One FWP Headquarters at 490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one-time certification is required for all ...

Otters bite Polson boy

BIGFORK — Otters are cute and cuddly to look at, but they’re very protective of their pups as Zack Whipple, 9, found out on Aug. 4.  Zach was on the dock at Lake of the Woods near Echo Lake east of Kalispell, his mother Kelly Ware said, and heard splashing underneath. Thinking it was just...

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 ...

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