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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Snow plowing discontinued in state parks

News from Montana State Parks Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that snow plowing will be discontinued at several state parks in Northwestern Montana beginning Dec. 1. Following budget cuts for fiscal year 2018, winter road maintenance will be discontinued at the West Shore and Big Ar...

Proposed dog-training rule nixed

POLSON – A proposed rule that would have limited the number of dogs one could train at one time has been put on hold.  In March, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed a rule that would allow only four dogs to train on wild birds at any one time. The rule would have required dog trainers to ...

Apprentice hunter program open to youth, mentors

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana’s general deer and elk season opened Oct. 21. If you want to expose a young person to hunting and mentor that person through their first hunt, now is a good time to consider signing them up for the Apprentice Hunter program. With that, it’...

Local state rep addresses Pachyderms about budget deficit Local state rep addresses Pachyderms about budget deficit

POLSON — State Rep. Greg Hertz provided some perspective on the state’s budget deficit at the Lake County Pachyderm Club meeting last week. Hertz, R-Polson, a member of the House Taxation Committee, said he doesn’t believe things are as dire as the governor’s office has said. ...

Hitch seal watercraft now, save time later Hitch seal watercraft now, save time later

News from Flathead Basin Commission During the 2017 legislative session, House Bill 622 was passed into law.  This statute provided the Flathead Basin Commission with the authority to create an Upper Columbia Pilot Program to better protect the Basin from the possible introduction of invasive musse...

Briefs for Sept. 6, 2017

Flathead Lake State ParkFinley Point announces early end to summer season News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FINLEY POINT – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that Flathead Lake State park-Finley Point will close early for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The park will c...

Amphibious planes pose dilemma in anti-AIS effort Amphibious planes pose  dilemma in anti-AIS  effort

POLSON – As the battle to prevent aquatic invasive species moves forward, what to do about sea planes may be the next issue on the horizon.  Sea planes, or those that only land or take off on water, pose a particular problem: how to regulate them?  “We’re trying to figure it...

$1M upgrade in the works for Finley Point State Park $1M upgrade in the works for Finley Point State Park

POLSON – A $1 million upgrade is in the works for Finley Point State Park.  The project, which began in the spring with the removal of some trees and the replacement of two latrines, will result in removal of six of 16 RV spaces in the existing campground next to Flathead Lake.  However...

‘If you care, leave them there’ ‘If you care, leave them there’

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks With spring turning to summer and newborn wildlife beginning to appear, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is urging the public to resist the temptation to pick up young animals, like fawns, even if they appear sick or in need of help. At the height of the season...

Anglers with disabilities land lake trout at 24th fishing without barriers day Anglers with disabilities land lake trout at 24th fishing without barriers day

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks A total of 84 anglers with disabilities participated in the 24th annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 15. Anglers went out on 15 fishing boats provided by the Montana Charterboat Association and a few private craft. Charterb...


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