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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana

BIGFORK – The growth of grizzly bears in northwest Montana was the topic of conversation during the December “Science on Tap” event at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Two employees of the U.S. Geological Survey talked to some 30 or so persons about a grizzly bear family tree they have docu...

Efforts underway to contain invasive mussel spread Efforts underway to contain invasive mussel spread

News from Flathead Lake Biological Station, DNRC and FWP MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have now detected mussels at four locations in Montana. Fortunately, these mussels have not been detected in Flathead Lake, the Flathead watershed nor anywhere in Northwest Montana. Invasive zebra...

Deer, elk season ends with solid numbers

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations through the end of the season on Sunday, Nov. 27, a total of 17,656 hunters checked 1,494 white-tailed deer (of which1,069 were bucks), 146 mule deer, and 72 elk for a 9.7 percent rate of hunters with ...

mussel memory mussel memory

Thinking about mussels infesting Flathead Lake may not be pleasant, but it’s necessary now that the invasive species has been found in one or two Montana lakes. Zebra mussel larvae were recently found in Lake Elwell southeast of Shelby and may be in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena, Lake Co...

White-tailed deer harvest steady, rut starts White-tailed deer harvest steady, rut starts

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Whitetailed deer harvest remained steady and similar to last year this weekend in northwest Montana, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 13, a tot...

White-tailed deer harvest steady, rut starts

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — Whitetailed deer harvest remained steady and similar to last year this weekend in northwest Montana, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, Nov. 13, a total ...

Bear incident reported

Ninepipes - A pheasant hunter was injured Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11, when a grizzly bear and her cubs encountered the hunter in thick brush off Olsen Road south of Ninepipe Reservoir. Tribal Wildlife Bear Biologists, Tribal Conservation Officers and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Conservation Officer...

Bear incident reported in Ninepipes area

  Updated Friday, Oct. 14 NINEPIPES — Tribal Wildlife Bear Biologists, Tribal Conservation Officers and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Conservation Officer responded to a call at approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon off Olsen Road south of Ninepipe Reservoir reporting that...

Reward offered for information on grizzly bear shootings

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes are seeking information on the shooting of a sow grizzly bear and her cubs in the Millie’s Woods area south of Post Creek, approximately 8 miles north of St. Ignatius. On Labor Day Sept. 5, tr...

DNA shows 20-year-old male grizzly involved in fatal mauling

WEST GLACIER — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel recently received additional information on the bear attack on a mountain biker on June 29 on Forest Service property a few miles south of West Glacier. Brad Treat, a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, was fatally mauled ...


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