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HHS principal resigns after costume controversy

Havre High School Principal Ed Norman has resigned in the wake of a controversy over the school's handling of an incident in October where a student entered the school in Halloween... — Updated 12/10/2021


Applications opening for 2022 Montana Master Hunter Program

From One Montana One Montana's Master Hunter Program is accepting applications Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 for the 2022 program. Class locations include Missoula in March, Helena in April,... — Updated 9/30/2021


Cases completed on unlawfully killed bull elk and bull moose in north-central Montana

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Two Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks law enforcement cases from the fall of 2020 were completed, including an unlawfully killed bull elk in Blaine County, and a bull moose in Phillips County. L... — Updated 9/30/2021


Water levels limit Canyon Ferry WMA waterfowl hunting

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks TOWNSEND — Waterfowl hunting opportunities will be limited on the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area this year during both the youth and general waterfowl seasons due to ongoing extreme... — Updated 9/30/2021


24-hour waiting period no longer required after black bear hunting license purchase

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — The 2021 Black Bear Regulations booklets contain language about a requirement for hunters to wait 24 hours after the bear license is issued to hunt bears. This is no longer... — Updated 9/30/2021


Youth-only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Montana’s young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. Licensed hunters ages 15 and under may hunt... — Updated 9/16/2021


Access: Ask early, don't wait

From Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Montana’s millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities — the only catch is gaining the landowner’s permission to hunt. It is Montana law that hunters... — Updated 9/16/2021


Lost River Wildlife Management Area county road closure

By Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 Due to a washout, County Road 145 North in northwestern Hill County that provides vehicle access to the Lost River WMA is closed approximately ¼ mile south of the main parking area. It... — Updated 9/16/2021


Be sure before you shoot: 5 tips for archery hunting success

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana’s archery hunting season for deer and elk began Sept. 4, and just like in every other form of hunting, being successful while hunting with a bow requires careful planning and preparation. If... — Updated 9/16/2021


Hunters must expect to see bears

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana, west of Billings, and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous years. Some... — Updated 9/16/2021


2020 big game hunting forecast

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks 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.... — Updated 9/24/2020


Reminder in the field this hunting season: Be a good steward of the land

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. FWP would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and... — Updated 9/24/2020


Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures. Hunters in bear country need to: • stay alert and look for bear... — Updated 9/24/2020


2020 Big game hunting seasons

Antelope • 900 Aug. 15–Nov. 8 • Archery Sept. 5–Oct. 9 • General Oct. 10–Nov. 8 Bighorn Sheep • Archery Sept. 5–Sept. 14 • General Sept. 15–Nov. 29 Bison • General Nov. 15–Feb. 15, 2021 Black Bear ... — Updated 9/24/2020


Ask first to hunt on private land

By Fish, Wildlife and Park Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible. Montana law requires hunters to obtain permission for all... — Updated 9/24/2020


Get young hunters signed up for apprentice hunting now

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Since 2015, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has allowed children as young as 10 to hunt with a mentor for two seasons without completing hunter education. The decision of whether the child is ready... — Updated 10/14/2019


Youth-only deer hunt at fall break

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks A youth hunt for deer limited to youngsters between the ages of 12–15 was approved for Oct. 17-18. These dates coincide with Montana’s annual two-day teachers’ convention, which are no-school... — Updated 10/10/2019


Reminder to hunters: Be a good steward of the land

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Editor’s note: With the regular hunting season about to start, we are re-running this release on caring for land and property. Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are... — Updated 10/10/2019


Check your license before you head out into the field

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunters shouldn't wait until opening day to discover their license and carcass tags are faded and need to be replaced. Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them... — Updated 10/10/2019


Pack for Success

GREEN SHOOT MEDIA You don’t want to alert nearby wildlife with a loud UTV or ATV, so walking is usually your best bet. Packing appropriately can lessen the exhaustion you feel throughout your trek and ensure you’re alert when... — Updated 10/10/2019


Avoid these 10 common hunting mistakes

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Each fall tens of thousands of Montana men and women spend anywhere from a few hours to several weeks hunting. Most have a wonderful time; a few run afoul of the law. Here are 10 problem areas,... — Updated 10/3/2019


Thank a hunter or bowhunter education instructor

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks This fall, like every autumn, thousands of first-time hunters will safely hit the Montana landscape, all because someone volunteered the time to teach them properly. Montana Fish, Wildlife and... — Updated 10/3/2019


Additional Libby-area deer suspected positive of CWD

From Fish, Willdlife and Parks KALISPELL — An additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks collected a sample from the adult doe that... — Updated 10/3/2019


Mountain lion hunting closes in districts 400, 401, 403, 406, 415, 441

The hunting of all mountain lions in north-central Montana hunting districts 400, 401, 403, 406, 415, and 441, which includes portions of Toole, Pondera, Liberty, Chouteau, Glacier and Teton counties, closed at one-half hour after... — Updated 9/26/2019


Replace faded licenses and avoid attaching carcass tags directly to meat

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Tag holders who have not checked their license and carcass tags in a while should do so well in advance of their hunting trip to ensure they haven’t faded. Hunters and anglers with faded licenses... — Updated 9/26/2019


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