Outdoors

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 219



Application Deadline For Deer And Elk Permits Is April 1

Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – Hunters have until April 1 to apply for deer and elk permits and nonresident combination licenses. Hunters can buy licenses and apply for permits on the FWP website; click o...

 

Recent Precipitation Improves Snowpack Conditions, More Snow is Needed

By NRCS Montana BOZEMAN, Mont., March 6, 2024 –Following a slow start to winter, recent precipitation has been welcomed across Montana. “February kicked off with a region wide winter storm that brought one to two inches of precipitation to the reg...

 

2025-2026 Fishing Regulation Public Scoping Meeting Planned In Miles City

By Marla Prell | FWP Region 7 Communications/Education Program Manager MILES CITY – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting to gather input for the 2025-2026 fishing regulations, followed by an informational discussion on area fishe...

 

Time To Apply

February 12, 2024 Region 7 – The new license year opens March 1, which means that you will soon be able to buy your 2024 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk p...

 

FWP announces changes to the reservation processes at state 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 2...

 

Variable January Weather Concludes with a General Lack of Snow in Montana

Courtesy NRCS Bozeman BOZEMAN, Mont., February 5, 2024 – At the beginning of January more than half of NRCS snow monitoring stations in Montana and surrounding river basins reported their lowest snowp...

 

Anglers, Skaters, Others Encouraged To Practice Safety On Ice

HELENA – It took a while to get here, but winter finally hit Montana. That means winter enthusiasts will be heading out to recreate. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling or just taking a walk, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks s...

 

FWP Looks For Members To Represent Mule Deer Advisory Council

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is forming an advisory council to help begin the process of developing a new statewide mule deer plan. The Mule Deer Citizens Advisory Council (MDCAC) will consist of 10 to 12 people and will identify expectati...

 

FWP To Require Field Day For Online Hunter Ed Youth

HELENA – Starting Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will require Hunter and Bowhunter Education students age 12 to 17 who take the online course to pass an in-person field day. Students in that age group must pass both the online exam and the f...

 

Hunter traffic, harvest mixed during closing weekend in SE Montana

MILES CITY – Sunday’s close of the deer and elk general season saw relatively mild weather and a mixed bag for hunter numbers and harvest rates at check stations around southeast Montana. Ashland Hunters experienced fair weather for this time of yea...

 

FWP Encouraged By Experimental Crappie Production

MILES CITY – If all goes well, anglers could reap the benefit of experimental crappie production at the Miles City Hatchery, after stocking of nearly 10,000 hatchery-reared white crappie at Tongue R...

 

Mild Weather, Ample Opportunity For Antelope Closer

By MT FWP MILES CITY – Hunters out and about in southeast Montana during the closing weekend of antelope season (November 11-12) found continuing mild weather, and most said they had opportunity to harvest an animal if they wanted to. Ashland The ple...

 

Shooting Range Development Grant Applications Are Open

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is now accepting applications for Shooting Range Improvement Grants. Approximately $300,000 in funding is available. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2024. Montana's Shooting Range Grant Program, administered b...

 

FWP Launches New Migratory Bird Stamp, Issues Call For Submissions

HELENA – To highlight the importance of wetland conservation, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is launching a new Migratory Bird Stamp. “We know the value of wetland habitat to the landscape in Montana and conservation efforts to protect or enh...

 

Pleasant Weather, Near Average Harvest For General Opener

MILES CITY – The weather was pleasant for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season, and the number of hunters visiting the three area check stations and the harvest rates were near t...

 

FWP Hiring Contract Educators

HELENA – If you’re a fan of fishing, archery, or wildlife stewardship, and want to share your knowledge with others, please join us. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hiring contract educators across Montana to teach standardized lessons on fish ide...

 

Good Weather, Harvest Rates For Antelope Opener

MILES CITY – Antelope hunters enjoyed good weather and slightly above-average harvest rates for the general season opening weekend. Broadus Most hunters passing through the Broadus check station were satisfied with their outing and had an o...

 

Youth-only Deer Hunt Takes Place Just Before General Season Opener

By MT FWP Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct. 19-20 this year. The two-day youth hunt is open to: * legally licensed 12 to 15-year-olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 18...

 

Seasonal Needle Drop

By PR Extension Office Are your evergreen trees showing yellowing or browning on interior branches? This may be a sign of seasonal needle drop, a normal physiological process, according to MSU Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. The MSU S...

 

FWP Requests Recreationists To Be On The Lookout For Great Short-Horned Lizards

GLASGOW - 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 help you avoid stepping on...

 

Mule Deer Doe Off The Menu For General License Holders

At the June 8th meeting of the MT Fish and Wildlife Commission, a change was made to the general deer license (often referred to as the either-sex or A tag). Mule deer does are no longer able to be harvested on this license, only antlered mule deer...

 

Sod Webworm Moths Everywhere!

By PR Extension Office Though the abundance of the moths has tapered in the last week, the sod webworm moths made the simplest jobs difficult, according to MSU Extension Powder River County Agent Mary Rumph. “Reports of having difficulty seeing and...

 

Youth Pheasant, Waterfowl Weekend Starts September 23

HELENA – Youth hunters can get a head start on pheasant and waterfowl hunting during the 2023 Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Weekend, which is Sept. 23 and 24. Licensed hunters, 15 and under, will be able to hunt pheasants, ducks, mergansers, geese a...

 

2023 BIG GAME HUNTING FORECAST

By MT FWP Aug 30, 2023 8:39 AM HELENA – Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program, which p...

 

More Than 88,000 Watercraft AIS Inspected

HELENA – So far this year, FWP and its partners have inspected more than 86,000 watercraft for aquatic invasive species. Of those, 45 were mussel-fouled and more than 400 were found with aquatic weeds. FWP and partner agencies, which include t...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2024

Rendered 04/16/2024 02:49