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Briefs for Sept. 2, 2015

Input needed for 2016-2017 hunting seasons News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks WESTERN MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. The deadline to submit initial commen...

Fishing regulations proposed

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ western regions will host a public meeting Sept. 3 at the FWP office in Kalispell, 490 N. Meridian Road, from 5-7 p.m. to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for...

Man fined, sentenced to probation for killing grizzlies

A Bigfork man who shot and killed three grizzly bears in the Ferndale area in spring 2014 has avoided maximum punishment, though a federal judge imposed a fine and probation time at sentencing on May 26.  Dan Calvert Wallen, 54, will have to pay $15,000 restitution and serve three years on probation,...

Slots open for Fishing without Barriers Day

FLATHEAD LAKE — The 21st annual Fishing without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 11. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers.  The event, which includes a special barbeque, a lake trout fish ...

Public comment on fishing regulations sought

News from Montana Fish, Wilife and Parks KALISPELL — Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house to provide information on 2016 -19 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public.  Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regula...

Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds

RAVALLI – Six sheep escaped from the National Bison Range were killed by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wildlife managers last week because of concerns that the animals may have come in contact with disease-carrying domestic livestock.  Tom McDonald, director of the tribal division of ...

Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program Pheasants Forever sponsors 5-year habitat improvement program

CHARLO — The public lands that support wildlife in Mission Valley are fragmented into a patchwork owned by different entities engaged in varying management strategies, but when game such as pheasant make their nests here, they live irrespective of fenced boundaries and human plans.  The Mission...

2015 Spring Mack Days second week

Spring Mack Days sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks began March 20 and will end on May 17. The event has up to $225,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded to hard-working anglers at the conclusion of the fishing event that is...

Mack Days anglers harvest 3,774 fish

FLATHEAD LAKE — Off to a great start, anglers in the 2015 Spring Mack Days fishing event turned in a total of 3,774 lake trout entries over the first weekend. The weather was great on Friday and the anglers many who had not fished all winter were anxious to get on the water.  Friday’s tot...

Individuals cited in elk, deer poaching cases

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FLATHEAD RESERVATION —The successful investigation and prosecution of two big game poaching cases on the Flathead Reservation reflects the close and effective working relationship between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Fish, Wildlife and Pa...

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