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Montana FWP announces key 2018 dates for early hunters

Montana FWP Beginning Aug. 6, hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus B licenses, antlerless, for deer and elk. Aug. 9, general antelope and antelope B drawing results will be available. Aug. 13, surplus general antelope, antelope B and antelope...

 

FWP releases waterfowl and migratory bird regulations

Montana FWP Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are already complete for the 2018-19 hunting seasons. With all of the water and ducks across Montana this summer, there are signs that it...

 

Glacier Institute Volunteer Work Day set for May 19

Press release The Glacier Institute is hosting its annual volunteer work day Saturday, May 19, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers are invited to join Glacier Institute staff at both the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center about 21 miles north of Columbia... Full story

 

2018 Montana Range Forum set for May 9 - 10

Press release BILLINGS —  The latest on brucellosis, a panel discussion on elk management, an update on the Montana Sage Grouse Stewardship Program, and a presentation on wildfire and drought impacts on rangelands are a few of the topics at the...

 

2018 Wildfire Season: Prepare, Prevent, Protect Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Press release All residents throughout Montana are encouraged to participate in Wildfire Awareness Month this May. The purpose is to raise awareness about community preparedness and what risk reduction steps you can take to prepare your family and...

 

FWP, Fresno Walleyes Unlimited sink Christmas Trees in Fresno Reservoir

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited recently partnered up to help improve fish habitat in Fresno Reservoir. This project consists of bundling...

 

FWP anticipates area ponds may have some winterkill

Fish, Wildlife and Parks It has been a winter for the books in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6. After the summer of 2017 that was plagued by record drought conditions, the 2017-2018 winter...

 

Some Region 6 block management areas open for turkey season

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and participating land owners will open some block management areas for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and one area south of Zortman. Twelve areas will be open for the spring...

 

Receive incentive to plant a food plot for game birds

Fish, Wildlife and Parks The cold, snowy, and lingering winter we’ve had across the state has many citizens concerned about game birds such as pheasants, grouse, and partridge. Although these species are well-adapted to make it through even tough...

 

Certified boater training now available online

Press release Certified boater training for Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs can now be done online at http://www.cleandraindrymt.com. Watercraft owners who primarily recreate on either Tiber or Canyon Ferry Reservoir can received the certified...

 

Region 6 volunteer hunter and bowhunter education instructors honored

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks honored the service of its Region 6 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at the annual workshop, which was held Saturday, March 24, in...

 

Tails and Trails - Too much water?

By Bruce Auchly FWP Region 4 Information Officer This year when winter ends, and yes someday it will, talk will turn from snowfall and ice depth to snowmelt, runoff and flooding. Old timers will...

 

Hunter education classes offered across Region 6

Press release Additional Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for many areas across Region 6. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Many classes are being held prior to the May 1 application...

 

Bowhunter education class offered in Havre

Press release A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bowhunter Education course date has been set for the Havre area. A regular youth classroom course starts April 16, and an adult online “field day” course April 21. Archery hunters must have...

 

NRCS seeks partners for easement restoration

Press release BOZEMAN — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking assistance to complete restoration work of degraded wetlands, floodplains and forestlands. NRCS is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and organizations...

 

Spring Aboard: Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

Press release The temperature may be cool outside, but boating safety advocates urge boaters to enroll in a boating education course. Spring Aboard — Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off...

 

Grants available for fourth-grade field trips to public lands

Press release HELENA — Montana State Parks has announced that applications for $300 field trip travel grants are now being accepted through the 2018 Montana Fourth Graders to Public Lands Initiative. The grant money is aimed at providing...

 

Grizzly bears reported out on Rocky Mountain Front

Press release Just in time for the beginning of spring, grizzly bears have been reported out on the Rocky Mountain Front. “We had reports, sightings and footprints in the last few days indicating maybe four or five or so bears out,” said Mike...

 

Deadline for access tax credit program extended until May 1

Press release Landowners will now have until May 1 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Through this program, landowners who agree to allow access, for a majority of the...

 

Upper Missouri River paddlefish lottery tag applications due March 29

Press release Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River, from Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton, will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this drawing can be made by mail, online at...

 

Open Fields enrollment now open

Press release It’s time for landowners to enroll in the state-sponsored “Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters.” The voluntary program, offered through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program, is available to privat...

 

Watercraft inspection changes planned for Tiber Reservoir

Press release In an attempt to protect Montana’s waterways, way of life and outdoor economy from the impacts of invasive species, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is changing rules on how visitors use Tiber Reservoir south of Chester. In 2018,...

 

Elk and deer permit applications due March 15

Fish, Wildlife and Parks It’s that time of year again. Does this long winter have you feeling down? Tired of shoveling snow? For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2018 season a critical deadline is approaching...

 

Winter and wildlife

Fish, Wildlife and Parks While this winter so far has given Montana plenty of snow and cold, the weather in March and April will determine to a large extent the mortality of animals like deer and antelope in north-central Montana. That’s because... Full story

 

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