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Check Stations See Steady Traffic Despite Wintry Weather

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – Despite the wintry conditions that marked the closing weekend of pronghorn season, a lot of hunters still came through southeastern Montana check stations on Sunday. Hysham check station “Check stations provide an...

 

Christmas and Holiday Tree Permits Available

Courtesy Mariah Leuschen, US Forest Service, Bozeman, MT- November 14, 2022- Across the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Christmas and holiday tree permits are available at local respective Ranger Districts or online through Recreation.gov. Permits...

 

Mountain lion hunters urged to review license changes

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – Following some changes to the mountain lion license structure by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission that are now in effect, lion hunters are urged to review the regulations before purchasing a license. Montana...

 

Wintry Conditions Make For Challenging General Opener In SE MT

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – Cold, wet weather settled into southeast Montana on Saturday and Sunday, making for a challenging opening weekend of the general hunting season. Traffic was a bit slower than usual at area check stations Sunday, and...

 

Fall general black bear season closed Oct. 15 in BMU 700

MILES CITY – The general fall hunting season for black bears without hounds in southeast Montana’s Black Bear Management Unit 700 closed one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, October 15. With the fall quota of 12 bears having been met, the...

 

Bird hunters should be aware of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds

HELENA – Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus was detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in Montana earlier this year. While HPAI cases in wild birds did appear to decline over the summer, there are detections of new cases in parts...

 

Custer Gallatin Forest National Visitor Use Monitoring Surveys Begin Oct 1, 2022

Bozeman, MT (September 27, 2022) … The National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey is being conducted on the Custer Gallatin National Forest from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023. This survey year is focused on the Beartooth, Ashland,...

 

Sod Webworms Are Everywhere!

By PR Extension Office There have been reports of small, light-colored moths showing up by the thousands in people's lawns. These moths have been identified as sod webworms, which are now emerging t...

 

Trappers Reminded Of Requirement For Online Course, In-Person Field Day

Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – There are only two remaining trapper education field days left this year before trapping season for most species begins on Nov. 1. As a reminder, to purchase a Montana resident trapping license, trappers must complete...

 

Archery-only black bear season to close in BMU 700

Archery ends Thursday; general season starts Sept. 15 MILES CITY – Bear Management Unit 700 in southeast Montana will close to all archery black bear hunting on Thursday, Sept. 8, one-half hour after sunset. In anticipation that the fall...

 

2022 Big Game Hunting Forecast

By MT FWP 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. Through the program, we...

 

2022 Upland Game Bird Forecast

By MT FWP Destination: SOUTHEAST MONTANA Multiple years of drought have taken a toll on bird numbers. While harvest in 2021 was around average, this year’s lek counts are down compared to 2021. Poor recruitment last year, little available...

 

Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program Projects Access Guide Now Available

Courtesy MT FWP The upland game bird season is less than one month away, and hunters will soon be able to refer to the Projects Access Guide, published annually by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP)....

 

Block Management Program Information Now Available

Courtesy MT FWP Block Management Area (BMA) Program information for 2022 will be available to hunters beginning Aug. 10. Hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps and rules at fwp.mt.gov/BMA. The...

 

Increasing Elk Numbers, License Availability Are Topics At Broadus FWP Meeting

In the fifth of six regional meetings held by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, members of the Powder River County community descended on the Community Center in Broadus last Thursday to hear about...

 

Attention Boaters

By Liz Riter Zebra mussels have recently been found in Pactola Lake, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The zebra mussel is considered an aquatic invasive species in Montana, and watercraft...

 

Guidebook For Lower Yellowstone River Available Soon

Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – Boaters and other visitors will soon have a new resource when venturing out on the lower Yellowstone River corridor this year. Starting this week, the “Lower Yellowstone River Guide” will be available for free at FWP...

 

Send FWP Your Best Fishing Photo And Art

HELENA – Going fishing soon? Don’t forget your camera. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to feature your fun on the next fishing regulations booklet. With the recent changes to the fishing regulations process, your art will be in tackle kits...

 

FWP Seeks Public Input On Local Elk Management Issues

Meeting planned for July 20 in Broadus HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hosting a series of public meetings this summer and fall to gather ideas about local elk management issues and population objectives. A meeting is planned on...

 

Bowhunter Education Class Coming Up In June

The 2022 Bowhunter Education Class for Montana youth and adult bowhunters will be offered in Broadus on the following dates: Saturday, June 25, 2022: from 12:00 to 7:00 pm; and Sunday, June 26, 2022: from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Attendance on both days is...

 

Mandatory trapper education course available online soon

Course available June 1 online, field days scheduled this summer and fall Courtesy Marla Prell, Montana FWP HELENA – People looking to get into trapping will have a new, and required, education course available online June 1 from Montana Fish,...

 

New black bear with hounds spring season closing in BMU 700

Regular black bear season still open as of Tuesday Courtesy Marla Prell, MT FWP MILES CITY – The new black bear with hounds spring hunting season in southeastern Montana’s Bear Management Unit 700 will close at one-half hour after sunset on...

 

Increased Lodging Proposed At Tongue River Reservoir And Cooney State Parks

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – Montana State Parks, a division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is proposing increasing lodging and gathering options at Tongue River Reservoir and Cooney...

 

Upland Gamebird Regulations Available On FWP's Website

Booklets include turkey hunting regulations Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – New regulation booklets for upland gamebirds are available online at fwp.mt.gov/hunt/regulations. Printed booklets will be available later this month. This year, the booklets...

 

License year opens, big game regs in Region 7 see some changes

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – The 2022 license year opened March 1, which means you can buy new hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits and nonresident...

 

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