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Mack Days week 4 results announced Mack Days week 4 results announced

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE — Anglers have almost hit the half way mark of the 2023 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Up to $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. Beautiful fall weather lasted the weekend of Oct. 6-8 for hard-working anglers. We are seeing people who have never fished the event trying their luck and some are doing well. Great to see — good luck to all. Mack Days continues until Nov. 12. Entries will be taken until the last day. Ninety-eight anglers have turned in one lake trout or more to get entered into the lottery...


Apply now for hunting apprentice program Apply now for hunting apprentice program

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Montana’s two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up Oct. 19 and 20, and general deer season opens Oct. 21. Now is a good time to consider signing up for the Apprentice Hunter Program.  The apprentice hunter program allows people ages 10...


Anglers enjoy week two of Fall Mack Days event Anglers enjoy week two of Fall Mack Days event

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department PABLO — 2023 Fall Mack Days anglers enjoyed the second good fishing weekend of the event on Flathead Lake. Swirling winds on Thursday were mixing it up on the water keeping some anglers off the lake but the weekend fishing weather settled down and was goo...


Skaters drop in for another year of Skate Jam Skaters drop in for another year of Skate Jam

POLSON — The boards were out as skaters tested their skills to celebrate their sport during the annual Skate Jam held at the Seventh Avenue Skatepark.  This year’s Skate Jam was held Saturday, Sept. 23, with semi-clear skies, and no worry about the rain. The event brought in skaters ages ...


2023 Fall Mack Days week one results in 2023 Fall Mack Days week one results in

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE — Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a total of 492 lake trout entries. This was the first day of the thirty-three weekday fishing days during the nine-week long fishing event. Fri...


Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell hosts outdoor education programs Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell hosts outdoor education programs

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Lone Pine State Park is hosting a series of outdoor education programs in September, including an introduction to archery program. Registration may be required depending on the program, and anyone interested should call the visitor center at 406-...


Partnership promotes good hunter behavior

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — To promote the importance of hunter ethics and improved hunter behavior, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is partnering for a second year with several hunting and agriculture organizations to “protect the hunt.” While the campaign enco...


Mission Reservoir fishing access restored

News from CSKT Natural Resources ST. IGNATIUS — As of today, the CSKT Natural Resources Department has confirmed the water levels at Mission Reservoir have recovered sufficiently above the minimum pool elevation from the previously recorded low levels measured at the end of August. Due to this ...


Fishing closed on Mission Reservoir

News from CSKT Natural Resources PABLO — On Aug. 28, 2023, the CSKT Natural Resources Department Water Monitoring & Measurement Program observed that water levels at Mission Reservoir had dropped to a point that raised safety concerns for the local fish populations and overall fisheries ecosys...


Hunter education classes offered in NW Montana

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Hunter education courses are scheduled in Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Eureka. Registration is free and available at: https://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter-education. Dates, locations and specific instructions for each class, as well as con...


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