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Yearling grizzly bear euthanized

News from CSKT Information / Education  CHARLO/MOIESE — The Tribal Wildlife Management Program has been actively pursuing two yearling male orphaned cubs roaming the Charlo/Moiese area since late February. Unfortunately, their food choices lead to both of them being euthanized. In September of 2018, their mother was illegally poached and killed, a case that is currently under active investigation. With no mother to teach or guide them, they were forced to search for food in the Mission Valley on their own.  During the months of February and March, the bears were spotted multiple times, co-mingling in cattle herds within the Charlo and Moiese area during calving se...

Spring Mack Days begins with ice, ends with record catch

News from CSKT Natural Resources To all Mack Days anglers, a special “thank you” to everyone who helped make the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake such a great success. The event total of 40,357 lake trout caught was the largest since we began the events in 2002. Every ...

Permits needed for spring debris burning

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Spring burning season by permit is here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this June, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wildfire. Careless debris burning is the numbe...

Chronic Wasting Disease found in Libby

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — Chronic wasting disease is a disease that attacks the brain and nervous system of infected deer, moose and elk. CWD is thought to be spread directly, through nose-to-nose contact, most commonly via saliva, urine and fe...

GNP website provides real-time updates 

WEST GLACIER  —  Visitors headed to Glacier National Park can now get immediate updates for parking and campground availability, as well as current weather conditions and area closures. The RAD, which works best in the Google Chrome web browser, gives visitors one more tool for planning a tri...

Macman catches most perch ever

Fishermen: I thought a short note to you all would be appropriate considering most would like to know when there is good fishing within walking distance if you live in Polson.   Recent warm weather has activated smallmouth bass and perch. Yesterday, May 31, my faithful dog, Molly, and I motored in...

Food conditioned black bear euthanized

Glacier National Park News Release MONTANA  – Glacier National Park rangers euthanized a black bear in the Lake McDonald Lodge area after finding it had broken into a cabin in employee housing. Nobody was present in the cabin at the time. The bear matched the description and photos of a bear ...

Libby whitetail tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease Libby whitetail tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA – Chronic Wasting Disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer. &n...

FWP seeks input on viewing area

News from FWP  MONTANA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking input on a proposal to create a public wildlife viewing area overlooking the 427-acre North Shore Wildlife Management Area southeast of Kalispell.   FWP owns and manages the North Shore WMA located in Flathead Coun...

Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks concluded on May 19 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay campground.  A record total of 40,357 lake trout ...

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