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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...

 

Hunting And Fishing License Year Begins March 1

By MT FWP The 2022 license year opened March 1, which means that is the day 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 is April 1. Applications fo...

 

FWP Seeking Volunteer Trapper Education Instructors

Courtesy MT FWP Every year, a new generation of trappers takes to the mountains and plains of Montana. Those new trappers need training and instruction, not only for safety and ethics, but also on how to truly enjoy the outdoor experience. Montana...

 

Muzzeloader Heritage Season Open December 11-19

Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – While the general rifle season is now closed, traditional muzzleloader enthusiasts will have a season of their own starting in about two weeks. The nine-day season muzzleloader heritage hunting season was established...

 

Check Station Traffic Steady In SE Montana Midway Through Season

Courtesy MT FWP MILES CITY – The Hysham check station was busy on an extremely gusty Sunday Nov. 14 following the third week of the general season. "Overall, hunters seemed content with their...

 

The rut is on

A whitetail buck, his neck swollen from a surge in testosterone and muscle hypertrophy brought on by his biological need to mate, is rather oblivious to threats as he poses for a picture instead of...

 

General Season Opener Brings Mild Weather, Plenty Of Hunters To Southeast Montana

MILES CITY – The general season opener brought mild weather and plenty of hunters afield. Below is a look at what Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff observed at three Sunday check stations operating in southeast Montana. Ashland check station...

 

Virtual Open Houses Scheduled To Discuss Potential Changes To Hunting Regulations

Courtesy MT FWP Region 7 Virtual Meeting: Oct. 12 (7:30 to 9 p.m.) FWP regional staff will hold virtual meetings across the state to discuss potential hunting regulation changes for 2022 and 2023. These meetings will be held via Zoom and allow the...

 

Lawn Survival During The Drought

Courtesy PR Extension Office “MSU Extension Custer County Tara Andrews shared the following information recently and I thought it was relevant for our area,” said Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. “My lawn is certainly suffering from...

 

2021 Big Game Hunting Forecast

Courtesy MT FWP • Destination: SOUTHEAST MONTANA • Southeast Montana is typically dry and hot heading into fall, but this year conditions are especially dire. All of Montana is experiencing extreme drought, and fire danger is incredibly high. ...

 

Fish And Wildlife Commission Adopts 2021/2022 Wolf Hunting And Trapping Regulations

HELENA – After a public comment period that drew more than 26,000 comments, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted several changes to the 2021/2022 wolf hunting and trapping regulations at its meeting on Aug. 20. Changes include eliminating...

 

2021 Upland Game Bird Forecast

Courtesy MT FWP Destination: SOUTHEAST MONTANA Extreme drought, grasshoppers and hot conditions have taken their toll on habitat conditions and upland birds across southeast Montana. It has been a long, dry spring and summer for agricultural...

 

Dry, Hot Conditions Call For Special Consideration When Living With Wildlife

Courtesy MT FWP HELENA – Hot, dry conditions put stress on many of our wildlife species. More than 70 percent of Montana is experiencing severe drought conditions. You can help avoid conflicts with wildlife by following these suggestions: Keep...

 

Miller Moth Infestation

By PR Extension Office Montana and the surrounding region are currently observing large numbers of “miller” moths congregating near buildings at night where they are attracted to sources of light according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary...

 

Broadus Bowhunter Ed Class Will be Held in July

By Jeff Noble The 2021 Bowhunter Education Class for first-time Montana youth and adult bowhunters will be offered in Broadus on the following dates: SATURDAY, July 24, 2021: from 12:00 to 7:00 pm; and SUNDAY, July 25, 2021: from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. At...

 

Grasshoppers in the Yard and Garden

By PR Extension Office “Not surprisingly, grasshopper populations are increasing in our area,” according to MSU Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. “Once grasshoppers are adults and have entered the yard and garden, management is...

 

Hunters may now register online for Game Damage Hunt Roster

HELENA – Hunters interested in participating in game damage hunt opportunities need to register online for the Hunt Roster beginning Tuesday, June 15, through MyFWP. The roster is used by Fish, Wildlife & Parks to quickly respond to landowners who...

 

Third Graders Learn About Their Environment at 28th Annual Kid's Conservation Field Day

By Liz Riter The 28th Annual Kid's Conservation Field Day was held on May 20 at the Little Powder Bridge. A field day was not able to be held last year, so 3rd and 4th Graders were invited to this...

 

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