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Flowering rush public meeting planned

News from SKC  There is a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Polson Indian Senior Citizens Center, located at 701 1st Street East, next to Western Building Center, from 3 to 7 p.m. to discuss the formation of a program to implement annual herbicide treatments on flowering rush on the bed of Flathead Lake.  Flowering rush was first found in Flathead Lake in 1964 and has invaded the lake, upper and lower Flathead and Clark Fork Rivers and is now a concern downstream to the middle Columbia River.  Flowering rush forms dense vegetated conditions where previous open water dominated, degrading recreation, establishing under boatlifts, marinas and breakwat...

Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk

News from FWP  Montana recorded its first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.  The cow elk was harvested by a landowner on private land northeast of Red Lodge in November and samples were extracted from the carcass in Billings on Nov. 6. Tests results confirming the suspe...

Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana

MONTANA – Farming and hunting are two of the defining qualities of Montana. For decades, hunters and landowners have worked together to maintain our public wildlife, our working agricultural lands, and our outdoor heritage. Landowners know hunters are the best management tool for wildlife; hunters appr...

General big game hunting season concludes Dec. 1

News from FWP  MONTANA – With one week left in Montana’s general hunting season, the percentage of hunters with harvested game is slightly ahead of last year in northwest Montana. Through four weekends of the season, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has tallied nearly 9,200 hunters...

Fall Mack Days final results announced

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Fall Mack Days fishing event concluded on Sunday, Nov. 10 with a total of 18,014 lake trout entries turned in by 157 anglers. It was the 18th fall event and the third highest in total since the event began in the fall of 2002.  The 2002 event h...

Announcing the 2020 Montana Master Hunter Program

News from Dani Clark, Master Hunter Program manager One Montana’s Master Hunter Program is accepting applications from Nov. 15, 2019-Jan. 10, 2020 for our 2020 classes. The Montana Master Hunter Program is a unique and rigorous program offering advanced education to increase hunter competence, ...

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

News from Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana.  A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain west of Quartz Cr...

Pursue art surrounded by an inspiring landscape

News from Glacier National Park  MONTANA – Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. The application period will be open Nov. 6 to Jan. 6.  The Artist-in-Residence program offers artists focused time to creatively explore the park&...

Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hatchery staff from Flathead Lake Salmon Hatchery recently completed the annual gathering of kokanee eggs that will benefit lakes across the state. Lake Mary Ronan, a popular kokanee fishing destination in northwest Montana, ...

FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning FWP euthanizes adult grizzly bear due to food conditioning

News from FWP MONTANA – An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Oct. 25 in Ferndale after the bear became food conditioned near residences.   Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured the adult female for a second time after it returned to the Ferndale area and approached residences. I...

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