Powder River Examiner -

Outdoors

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 57



FWP to pay for CWD testing statewide

In 2019, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from...

 

Know the facts about chronic wasting disease in Montana

What you need to know about chronic wasting disease in Montana • CWD is a contagious neurological disease that infects deer, elk and moose. It is always fatal and there is no known cure. • It was first found in Montana in 2017. • It is not...

 

Check your license before you head out into the field

Don’t wait until opening day to discover your license and carcass tags are faded and need to be replaced. Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at...

 

FWP requests folks to be on the lookout for greater short-horned lizards this fall

As you are hitting the field this fall, be sure to take a break from scanning the horizon for game and look down at the ground once in a while. Not only will this hopefully help you avoid stepping on a cactus or a rattlesnake, you might also see one...

 

Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana's Fishing Access Sites

Bozeman, MT — Montana’s Fishing Access Sites accommodate roughly 3.9 million visits from people every year. These visits happen on about 330 Fishing Access Sites across the state that vary in size from less than one acre to several hundred...

 

Important Dates for Hunters

Fall is right around the corner and as we all gear up for hunting season we want to remind everyone of important dates coming up. Aug. 15- 900 archery season opens Sept. 1 - Turkey and Upland Game Bird (excluding Pheasants) Season Opens, Special...

 

Wolf trapper certification class scheduled for Billings

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a wolf trapping certification class for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Billings. The certification course is free and open to individuals ages 11 and older. Preregistration is required online...

 

Father, son from Canada sentenced for license fraud in Montana

(MILES CITY) - A father and son from Canada were sentenced April 10 in Lewis and Clark County District Court in Helena following a lengthy Montana license fraud investigation. As part of the case, 50...

 

Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales

The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. This delay gives local biologists time to complete antelope population surveys that often don’t even start...

 

FWP: Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7

The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. "We had...

 

Donations to wolf mitigation account being accepted

Beginning July 1, donations to the voluntary wolf mitigation account will be accepted through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Those interested can submit a donation two ways: • By selecting the Wolf Mitigation donation option under the...

 

Trappers reminded of center swivel requirement

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind trappers that the requirement for all traps to have a center swivel and an additional chain swivel becomes effective this coming trapping season, Nov. 1, 2019. Modifying traps to meet this regulation...

 

FWP issues memo on Crow Tribe hunting outside Reservation

Montana FWP issued a May 22 memo to game wardens advising them to not cite Crow Tribal members who violate Montana state hunting laws in the Custer Gallatin National Forest east of the Yellowstone River, which includes the Ashland Ranger District....

 

Black Bear killed in Miles City

A black bear was killed by a homeowner on the southern edge of Miles City on Memorial Day, after it was found raiding trash cans near a garage, according to Montana FWP officials. Black bear sightings and problems have become more common in...

 

Wild Animal Young Beginning to Appear

A nice set of hooters - In the picture at left, a pair of young Great Horned Owls peek out from their nest, in a photo snapped earlier this week. Meanwhile, pictured below, a trio of baby foxes...

 

Please Stop Tagging Walleye

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is again asking the person responsible for putting plastic Zip Ties into the jaws of Missouri River walleye to stop. The illegal practice first came to light a year ago when FWP game wardens found two walleyes with Zip Ties...

 

Great Falls Man Sets New State Record for Blue Sucker

Courtesy MT FWP A Great Falls man hooked into a little-known native Montana fish in mid-April on the Marias River near Loma and set a new state record. On April 19, Jason Karls landed a 13.29-pound blue sucker, breaking the old record set in 2014...

 

Do you have Winterburn on your Evergreens?

By MSU Extension Forestry Specialist Peter Kolb Some years evergreen trees growing in windbreaks or other exposed areas are afflicted with a bad case of spring needle discoloration that ranges from orange to brown or purple. On some trees only the...

 

Deer, Elk Permit Drawing Results Now Available

The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2019 nonresident combination and elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful. To view drawing results online go to MyFWP and click on “Lookup Draw Results, Register for...

 

Montana's special drawing deadlines coming up

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Resident hunters applying for bison, moose,...

 

Whitetop is Early and Noxious

Courtesy PR Extension One of the most difficult noxious weeds to control in our area is Whitetop, possibly because it comes so early, catching us by surprise! It is a perennial, with creeping rhizomes, extending horizontally and vertically, creating...

 

Bur Buttercup Up and Growing

One of the earliest obnoxious weeds to appear in the spring, as early as the mustards, is a small yellow flowering annual known as bur buttercup, according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. It seems harmless, a small, gray-green tap rooted...

 

NRCS Sets April 19 Deadline for Easement Program

BOZEMAN, Mont., March 20, 2019 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Wetlands Reserve Easements. While NRCS accepts easement applications on...

 

FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block Management is a cooperative effort between landowners and FWP to help manage public hunting...

 

Spring is for the Young

By Bruce Auchly FWP Region 4 Information Officer Not all creatures have given up on spring ever happening. Some are counting on it. And soon. Great horned owls and Canada geese are sitting on eggs...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019