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Articles with the Tag: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

2024 Spring Mack Days week 3 results announced 2024 Spring Mack Days week 3 results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE — After three weekends of fishing beneath the snowcapped Mission Mountains on Flathead Lake, our Spring Mack Days anglers’ total lake trout count stands at 13,417. Totals from previous years’ 3-week mark are: 2023 - 11,315 entries, 2022 - 9,...

FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – As spring weather approaches, we’re all anxious to head outdoors, and bears are leaving their winter dens. This time of year, bears are waking up from hibernation and are pretty hungry. So, it’s best for you, and for the bears, not ...

Spring Mack Days week 1 results announced Spring Mack Days week 1 results announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources The 2024 Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. The event began Thursday, March 14, and wraps up on May 11, 2024. Mack Days fishing events are a fish conservation ...

Review preliminary 2025-26 fishing regulations

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA —If you’re interested in providing input on how Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is crafting fishing regulations for the next two years, now is your chance. FWP is taking public comment and asking for ideas on initial proposals for the 2025-20...

FWP gears up for new watercraft inspection season FWP gears up for new watercraft inspection season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Several watercraft inspection stations begin operation in early March to check snowbird boat traffic returning from mussel-positive areas such as Lakes Mead and Havasu. Boat owners coming to Montana must have their vessel inspected for aquatic ...

Up to $119M available for conservation projects 

News from the Dept. of the Interior RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — On Feb. 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced the release of the 2024 Request for Proposals for the America the Beautiful Challenge, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The program, which was launched...

Large section of Flathead Lake north shore closed for seasonal waterfowl production

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — A seasonal closure starts March 1 along a large portion of the north shore of Flathead Lake between Bigfork and Somers to support migrating and nesting birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Flathead Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) spa...

2024 Spring Mack Days one month away

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Up to $225,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded during the 2024 Spring Mack Days fishing event on Flathead Lake. Nine weeks of lake trout fishing will begin Thursday, March 14, and will end on Saturday...

FWP announces changes to the reservation processes at state parks

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will implement changes this year to the reservation process for state park sites. The changes will create more opportunities for recreationists to enjoy state parks and comply with legislation passed by the 20...

Smith River permit deadline is Feb. 14

News from MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks GREAT FALLS — The deadline for Smith River float applications is Wednesday, Feb. 14. The permit drawing will be held on Feb. 22. Permits are required to float the 59-mile section of river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge and are issued each year through a lo...


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