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Glacier National Park closed March 27 due to COVID-19 Glacier National Park closed March 27 due to COVID-19

News from Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from Flathead County, Glacier County, Blackfeet Nation and the State of Montana. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service is working with federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective at 5 p.m. on March 27, Glacier National Park closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted to the park. U.S. Highway 2 inside the park boundary will remain open. We will notify the public when we res...

As bears emerge from dens, public reminded to secure attractants As bears emerge from dens, public reminded to secure attractants

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Program reminds the public that springtime on the Flathead Reservation means bears will be emerging from dens.   During the early spring months, winter-killed wildlife and succulent vegetation ...

FWP licensing call center extending hours

News from FWP  MONTANA – Hunters and anglers who are purchasing licenses online and have questions for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks can take advantage of extended hours at the licensing call center now through April 1. The call center will be fielding calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday...

Changes to boating access finalized

FLATHEAD LAKE — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is not renewing its lease with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the Elmo Fishing Access Site on Flathead Lake. Instead, FWP is focusing its recreation management efforts on the Big Arm Unit of Flathead Lake State Park, w...

Watercraft Inspections Resume in Northwest Montana

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Watercraft inspection stations are reopening across northwest Montana, starting with early-season operations in Kalispell and Ravalli. In an effort to protect Montana’s waters from harmful aquatic invasive species, Montana Fish, Wildl...

2020 hunting regulations available

News from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Deer, elk, antelope, black bear, and moose, sheep, and goat hunting regulations are available online. The regulations were finalized by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Feb. 13. Printed copies will be available at all license providers and FWP offices in a...

Spring Mack Days starts March 20 Spring Mack Days starts March 20

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program FLATHEAD LAKE – Spring Mack Days starts on March 20 through May 17 with 51 fishing days and up to $225,000 in cash and prizes.  Because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are very concerned about aquatic invas...

Montana’s elk hunting traditions worth preserving

For decades Montana has been the envy of hunters who pursue elk. Our state has healthy elk herds because of our incredible habitat on public and private lands. We enjoy the longest season in the West – with a six week archery season and a five week rifle season. No other state comes even close.  ...

FWP reminder: use caution when recreating on the ice

News from FWP Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages ice anglers and others recreating on ice to use caution. Ice conditions are variable across the state. Ice fishing has been an excellent winter family activity in Montana for generations, said FWP Helena Area Fisheries Biologist Adam Straine...

Chronic wasting disease creates new reality Chronic wasting disease creates new reality

MONTANA – The prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Montana has created “a new reality” for hunters and wildlife managers, just two years after it was first detected in the state. An extensive program of testing deer, elk and moose harvested across Montana from April 1, 2019 to Jan. 2...

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