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Outdoor burning by permits closed, fire danger remains moderate

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire have restricted debris burning, outdoor burning, that started on July 1. People who burned this spring should go check on their piles to make sure they are fully extinguished. “While there are no restrictions at this time, we urge people to be careful with campfires and check for restrictions before recreating in the outdoors,” Division of Fire officials state.   Wildfire season is just around the corner, be fire safe. “Do your part to prevent wildfires on the Flathead Indian Reservation,” officials...


Spring Mack Days results reported Spring Mack Days results reported

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2020 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ended on June 28 with a total of 27,331 lake trout entries.  The six-week event was three weeks shorter than any other spring event, ...


UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies

UM News Service FLATHEAD LAKE – In a new study published in the scientific journal “Ecology,” researchers from the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station may have unlocked a mystery surrounding unique aquatic insects in the Flathead watershed. “There&rs...


Mack Days continues until June 28

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Anglers are at the halfway point of the 2020 Spring Mack Days extended fishing event.  Blustery winds and rain were hampering even the hardiest of lake trout anglers Saturday and Sunday. Friday was the calmest day of the weekend with a total of 1,564 lake tro...


MWF applauds passage of Great American Outdoors Act

News from Montana Wildlife Federation Washington, D.C. — On Monday, the United States Senate passed S.3422, the Great American Outdoors Act in a Senate floor vote of 73-25. If passed through the House of Representatives and signed by the President, this bipartisan legislation would fully fund one ...


Ferry Basin, Little Money hunting permit applications available

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announced the availability of the 2020 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications to interested CSKT Tribal member hunters.    Permit applicati...


Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery

News from Glacier National Park MONTANA – Glacier National Park continues adaptive operational recovery as additional portions of the park became available on Monday, June 15. The west entrance gate is open daily until 4:30 p.m. Going-to-the-Sun Road is open. The restroom at the shuttle stop wi...


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...


Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks Grizzly bear attacks mountain biker near Spanish Peaks

News from FWP MONTANA — A man in his 60s was attacked by a grizzly bear on May 25 while mountain biking in the Spanish Peaks area near Big Sky in Gallatin County. The man, who was alone at the time of the attack, was able to walk out and get help from passing motorists. He was later flown to Bi...


Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park Orphaned grizzly cubs going to Bearizona Wildlife Park

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks DUPUYER — Working jointly, staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found a home for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned last month. The cubs will be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park, located in Willia...


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