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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.   Initial test results came back positive for CWD. Results of a second confirmation test are expected early next week. This is the first time CWD has been detected in the wild, west of the Continental Divide in Montana.   In accordance with FWP’s CWD response plan, an incident command team has been assembled to respond to the detection. The incident command team will ...


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 ...


Avalanche awareness essential for spring hikers, cyclists

News from Glacier National Park  WEST GLACIER – In the spring, many visitors head to the park for hiking and biking up the Going-to-the-Sun Road. These activities have increased steadily in popularity over the years. But, like other park activities, traveling by foot or bike on Going-to-the-S...


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