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Management plan for National Bison Range announced Management plan for National Bison Range announced

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DENVER – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by President Theodore Roosevelt, this 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play an important role in the conservation and recovery of American bison. Seve...

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...

Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities

According to Dave Bunnell, president of the Mission Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever, public lands are the stage for most hunting and fishing in the Mission Valley. “Ninety percent of hunters in the area spend 100 percent of their time hunting on public lands,” he said.  Hunting an...

Briefs for July 25, 2018

Mission Valley Rises works to get out the vote News from Mission Valley Rises Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! invites you to use your voice. Register to vote. Decisions made by the people we vote for affect our families and communities every day.   Make your voice known. Vote like ...

UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device

MISSOULA – In mid-April, a team of University of Montana researchers from the Flathead Lake Biological Station traveled to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada to conduct field tests on a new, cutting-edge device called the “DNA Tracker.” The group consisted of FLBS ...

Whoooo goes there? Whoooo goes there?

Owl Research Institute seeks observations from public     CHARLO – If you’ve seen a pair of big round eyes, maybe a set of ear tufts, and a head seemingly twist around, owl expert Denver Holt wants to hear about it.  “We really need help from the public including far...

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...

Montana to receive money for native projects 

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced $81,235 in funding to Montana native tribes and more than $860,000 to Montana state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildl...

Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to nearly 4,000 acres as of Sunday night, Aug. 6.  Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on July 31, said 363 firefigh...

We can protect private property rights and public land access

Two core values that Montanans share make our state great: a deep respect for private property rights as well as a dedication to public land. Defending both of these values is essential to our way of life. Montana is blessed with 28 million acres of public land that supports hunting, hiking, camping, and ...


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