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Practice Safe Firearm Safety This Hunting Season

Courtesy MT FWP With the big game season opener on October 26, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to stress the importance of being safe this year. Last hunting season, Montana experienced more hunting-related injuries and deaths than the...

 

Region 7 check station traffic, harvest down on cold opening weekend

Courtesy Marla Prell, FWP Region 7 Information Officer Nearly 400 hunters came through three check stations set up around FWP Region 7 on Sunday during the opening weekend of big game season....

 

FWP holds open house to discuss pronghorn study

Last Tuesday, a group of local residents met with Montana FWP Broadus Area Wildlife Biologist Ryan DeVore to discuss a planned study to look at pronghorn antelope in Southeastern Montana. The local...

 

Boat Inspection Stations close for Season, Inspections Still Required

By MT FWP Montana’s watercraft inspection stations are closing for the season, but boaters can still obtain an inspection at FWP regional and area offices. Late-season anglers and hunters utilizing boats for waterfowl or big game hunting need to...

 

FWP to hold Open House in Broadus

On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7 PM, Montana FWP will hold an open house at the Sagebrush Inn, in Broadus, to discuss a pronghorn study, as well as to answer questions about the CWD Management zone. Biologist Ryan DeVore will be on hand to discuss the...

 

Black bear season now closed in bear management unit 700

By MT FWP By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 700 will close one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. To check Montana’s black bear harvest in quota areas, go...

 

Non-resident boaters are required to purchase AIS Prevention Pass

Non-residents planning to bring their watercraft into Montana must now purchase an AIS Prevention Pass (AISPP) before launching on state waters. The AISPP was initiated by the 2019 Montana Legislature to help fund the fight against aquatic invasive...

 

Replace faded licenses and avoid attaching carcass tags directly to meat

By MT FWP If you have not checked your license and carcass tags in a while, please do so well in advance of your hunting trip to ensure they haven’t faded. Hunters and anglers with faded licenses can have them replaced at no cost at their regiona...

 

MT FWP Big Game Forecast

By MT FWP Destination: SOUTHEAST MONTANA – Region 7 Southeast Montana experienced above-average rainfall this summer, which produced abundant forage and cover for wildlife. Good habitat conditions will benefit wildlife populations, but that can...

 

Regulations changes and clarifications to keep in mind for hunting season

By MT FWP Please note that a few language changes and clarifications were included in the 2019 hunting regulations. Those changes include: Archery Equipment (MCA 87-6-401) Addition to legal Hunting Bow wording: • Camera devices attached to bows...

 

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...

 

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