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FWP works to tailor antelope license numbers to herd health

Press release HELENA — Three weeks ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ biologists were busy flying over Montana’s prairies counting pronghorn, or antelope. Last week, antelope licenses were drawn for the upcoming hunting... — Updated 8/15/2023


FWP completes elk and deer hunter opinion surveys

Press release HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently completed extensive public opinion surveys of elk and deer hunters in Montana to gauge their satisfaction with hunting and harvest opportunities. The surveys were... — Updated 8/11/2023


Try not to stress wildlife at this time of year

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Late winter and early spring is often a difficult time for wildlife.  After using fat reserves through most of the winter, along with trying to... — Updated 3/21/2023


Bill would allows out-of-state aerial hunters to hunt in Montana

Caven Wade UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism The Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would allow non-residents to hunt coyotes and red foxes on... — Updated 2/13/2023


New license year for FWP begins March 1

Press release GLASGOW — March 1 marks the beginning of the license year for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Below are a few reminders and tips about the upcoming license year. Fishing licenses: 2022 fishing licenses expire on... — Updated 2/3/2023


From the Hill - Busy weekend of skiing at Bear Paw

Byron Ophus Saturday, January 20th, marked the third weekend of 2023 for skiers and boarders to enjoy Bear Paw Ski Bowl. Warm weather from the prior Saturday and subsequent below freezing temperatures made conditions a mixed bag.... — Updated 1/26/2023


Hunters and anglers invited to 'Elk Camp at the Capitol'

Press release HELENA — Montana hunters and anglers are invited to attend “Elk Camp at the Capitol” Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Montana Capitol building in Helena.  Elk Camp is a celebration of Montana’s exceptional outdoor leg... — Updated 1/5/2023


CWD sampling continues in northeast Montana

GLASGOW - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff are continuing to sample for chronic wasting disease - CWD - across Montana during the general big game season. CWD sample... — Updated 11/4/2022


For the Record, July 5, 2022

Havre Police Department Joseph Richard Corcoran of Havre, 44, was arrested on charges of burglary to a residence, partner or family member assault, vandalism, destruction of or... — Updated 7/4/2022


Hunters can soon register online for Game Damage Hunt Roster

Press release HELENA — Hunters interested in participating in game damage hunt opportunities need to register online for the Hunt Roster beginning Wednesday, June 15, through MyFWP. The roster is used by Fish, Wildlife and Parks... — Updated 6/21/2022


Paddlefish season starts in Montana May 15

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MILES CITY — The 2022 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers will start Sunday, May 15. Anglers should be aware that the first two days of this season, Sunday and... — Updated 5/12/2022


All in for water conservation in Montana

Hank Worsech Director, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks This story is featured in Montana Outdoors May/June 2022 issue. Looks like we’re in for another dry summer. As this issue of Montana Outdoors goes to press in mid-April,... — Updated 5/12/2022


Environmental assessment on FWP's pheasant release program complete

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks continues to prepare for fall pheasant stocking efforts with the final decision on an environmental assessmen and ensuring biosecurity protocols are in... — Updated 5/12/2022


Hunter education in-person courses being offered across northeast Montana

from Fish, Wildlife and Parks GLASGOW — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education in-person course dates have been set for many areas across northeast Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Many... — Updated 4/14/2022


FWP concerned about winterkill in numerous northeast Montana ponds

Region 6 Press release GLASGOW - The climate in northeast Montana the last few years hasn't been the best for area fishing ponds, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking... — Updated 4/14/2022


Spring turkey hunting season opens Friday

from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Montana’s spring male turkey season opens April 15. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license for a general area at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices or license providers... — Updated 4/14/2022

 By Pam Burke    Local

Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited banquet is back

After missing a year due to the pandemic, the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited is back for its 37th Annual Banquet Saturday, April 23, at Havre Ice Dome. The doors at the Ice... — Updated 3/31/2022

 By Pam Burke    Local

3D archery shoot set for May 1 in Beaver Creek Park

Archers only have a month to get practiced up for the Bearpaw Bowmen Archery Club's Spring 3D Archery Shoot, which is set for Sunday, May 1, at Eagles Campground in Beaver Creek... — Updated 3/31/2022


Annual Fort Peck Reservoir walleye spawning operation gearing up

from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warmer temperatures are forecast for the upcoming weeks, which means the walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir will soon be... — Updated 3/23/2022


FWP gearing up for watercraft inspection season

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Several watercraft inspection stations begin operation in early March to check snowbird boat traffic returning from mussel positive areas such as Lake Mead and Havasu. Boat owners... — Updated 3/3/2022

 By Pam Burke    Local

Coyote derby helps area ranches, community

The Fifth Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby held last weekend in Big Sandy brought in just fewer than 100 coyote hunters, raised $8,000 for the local organization's... — Updated 1/13/2022


FWP seeks info on elk shot and left to waste

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a bull elk that was shot and left to waste near Warrick, approximately 50 miles south of Chinook.... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Pam Burke    Local

Five deer shot and left near Cleveland

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding five white-tailed deer that were shot and left... — Updated 1/3/2022


Gobblers hold gun raffle drawing

Press release The Milk River Gobblers held a drawing Oct. 9 in its three-gun raffle. The winners were: • Kirkley Butler, a Tri-Star shotgun; • Terry Turner, a Glock pistol, and • Marty Hatfiger, a Ruger 9 mm.... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Pam Burke    Local

Coyote Derby set in Big Sandy area for January

The three-day 5th Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby will kick off the new year Jan. 7-9 in the Big Sandy area. To be entered in the early drawing, organizer Lindsay Boyc... — Updated 12/16/2021


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