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Articles with the Tag: Swan Lake

Biologists identify origin of illegally introduced walleye

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL – Biologists are using an innovative tool in the effort to prevent illegal fish introductions by identifying the source of the species and gaining new information that could catch the individual or individuals responsible. The Montana Departm...

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...

Sports Shorts for Aug. 30, 2017

Football CHARLO - Landers Smith rushed for two touchdowns, including a scoring dash of 41 yards, as the Charlo Vikings won their season home opener on Friday over Seeley-Swan 52-6. Garett Vaughan and Jayden Stevens had scoring runs for the victorious Vikings. Smith also hooked up with Sabin Perry on a 3...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...

Polson gets new city commissioner Polson gets new city commissioner

POLSON – Polson has a new city commissioner. Bob Martin was appointed by the commission on July 31 to replace Jill Southerland, who resigned and moved out of the area. Martin, 72, is a Swan Lake native and Bigfork High School graduate who served over 30 years in the Army Corps of Engineers and re...

Female grizzly, two yearlings captured near Ferndale Female grizzly, two yearlings captured near Ferndale

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks An adult female grizzly bear and her two yearlings were captured on May 16 south of Ferndale. The bears had gotten into two small chest freezers that were outside a mobile home. The adult female is nine years old and weighed 309 pounds. The male yearling weighe...

Proposed conservation forest topic at Friday’s meeting

POLSON — Jim Simpson, chairman of the Lake County Conservation District and retired forester, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, Feb. 10 meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club. He will describe the proposed establishment of a 60,000-acre Conservation Forest on U.S. Forest Service land in th...

Local federal land management considered Local federal land management considered

RONAN – Public opinion is needed concerning an initiative to move 60,000 acres of federal forestland to state management. The land is located in timber sections of U.S. Forest Service managed land in Lake County. Flathead Lake is on the west side of the acreage, Swan Lake is on the east side of a la...

New Swan Lake map released

YELLOWBAY — The Bio Station has created a Swan Lake map. In partnership with the Swan Lakers and the U.S. Forest Service, proceeds from this map will go towards monitoring, research and conservation activities in Swan Lake. The new Swan Lake map is 18x24-inch on poster paper and costs $20. At present t...

Illegally released walleye found in Swan Lake

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks LAKE COUNTY — Two 17-inch-long walleye were caught in Swan Lake last week during Fish, Wildlife and Parks gill net sampling operations, according to FWP Region One Fisheries Manager Mark Deleray.  Deleray noted that these were the first walleye reported fro...


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