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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, partners seek information in Montana grizzly bear shooting 

DENVER - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department are seeking information on the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Montana. The GPS-collared bear was last known to be alive on May 11, 2020. Law enforcement agents believe the bear was killed on the Blackfeet Ind...

Bison Range temporarily closes Bison Range temporarily closes

News from FWP  CHARLO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is temporarily suspending public visitation and use at the National Bison Range, effective April 9.  The suspension of operations is to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees in light of the novel coronavirus p...

Refuge conveyance sparks concern about public land transfers and a disclaimer

MONTANA – A proposal by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern and outright opposition in Montana. The provision, included in a broader bill settling the historic water rights claims of t...

Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT

MONTANA – A bill that would settle a longstanding water rights dispute between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state and federal governments would also return control of the National Bison Range to the tribes.  While the exact language of the bill has not yet been made public, a...

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...


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