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Bears bulking up before hibernation Bears bulking up before hibernation

Summer was a slow season for bear-human conflict because of an abundant huckleberry crop that kept the animals gobbling high in the mountains, but Tribal Fish and Game officials expect the likelihood of conflict to increase as berries dry up heading into the fall months.  “They will likely be h...

Salish Kootenai College offering wildlife, fisheries degrees

PABLO —Salish Kootenai College will now be offering Bachelor and Associates degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries, the first such degree program among the tribal colleges and universities in North America. Students in the Wildlife and Fisheries program will have the opportunity to study the biology, ecolog...

Visitors warned not to feed wild horses

POLSON — After a 7-year-old girl was either kicked or stepped on by wild horses on Wild Horse Island Aug. 17, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the incident.  The girl was feeding the horse some fruit when the incident happened.  “This is not the first ti...

Female grizzly, cubs returned to Reservation

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife  and Parks FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION —On Friday, Aug. 22, a 6-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured in the Kalispell area, north of Highway 35 along the Flathead River. The family group was captured earlier this year on the...

Hunter registration now open

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Online registration is now open for free Hunter Education classes across northwest Montana. All registration for Hunter Education Classes in northwest Montana is through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ website online. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, mu...

Jack Hanna introduces bear project Jack Hanna introduces bear project

FLATHEAD VALLEY — Jack Hanna, raised on a farm in Tennessee, started working for a veterinarian at age 11. He has a love for Glacier National Park, wildlife, and the people in the area. Hanna and his wife, Suzi, have lived in Montana for 20 years. In 1996, the property they bought was full of elk. ...

Registration open for wolf trapper class

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class at the Region One FWP Headquarters at 490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one-time certification is required for all ...

Otters bite Polson boy

BIGFORK — Otters are cute and cuddly to look at, but they’re very protective of their pups as Zack Whipple, 9, found out on Aug. 4.  Zach was on the dock at Lake of the Woods near Echo Lake east of Kalispell, his mother Kelly Ware said, and heard splashing underneath. Thinking it was just...

Bucket biology causing problems in local water bodies

POLSON — State and tribal wildlife officials have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and coordinated extensive education efforts to try to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species, but new human-introduced species are still making their way into local water bodies. Authorities say the new sp...

Watercraft inspection required by law

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind people that all watercraft are required by state law to stop at aquatic invasive species check stations. This doesn’t just mean just motorized boats. Non-motorized craft including canoes,...

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