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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...

 

FWP puts mandatory trapper education on hold

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Trapper education will not be mandatory for the 2018/2019 trapping season. The decision to not move forward with implementing a new mandatory trapper education program came last week after questions arose about whether the...

 

Grizzly bear management meeting set for Fort Shaw in April

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Prairie grizzly bears and their management by Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be the topic of an April 4 public meeting in Fort Shaw. At the meeting Wesley Sarmento, FWP bear management specialist, will look at how the...

 

Tails and Trails - Johnnie Rabbit

By Bruce Auchly FWP Region 4 Information Officer Whoever loves snow and cold, like we've had this month, please raise your hand. Okay, you in the back. You may lower your hand now. Let's face it. As...

 

Approved 2018 open water fishing contests

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved the open water fishing contests for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Applications for fishing contests may be...

 

Hunter Education Classes Offered Across Region 6 for Youth and Adults

Press release 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 March 15 application deadline for...

 

Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program

Press release Landowners have until March 15 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 all general recreational...

 

Planning tips for a 2018 Glacier trip

Press release Glacier National Park is preparing for the 2018 season, and visitors should plan ahead to maximize their trip to Glacier.  Visitation The park expects that visitation will remain high. Last year 3.3 million people visited the park, a...

 

No CWD found yet in Sage Creek special hunt north of Chester

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunters checked in nine more mule deer at the end of the third weekend of the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt in northern Liberty County, bringing the total number of deer sampled to 94 since the hunt sta...

 

Survey underway to gauge public opinion on fish, wildlife management

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks A survey of Montana residents is currently being conducted by researchers at Colorado State University to better understand public opinions about fish and wildlife management. The survey is part of a national effort...

 

Hunter harvest surveys now underway

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks FWP is currently conducting its annual hunter harvest surveys. These surveys are done by calling hunters who purchased licenses for 2017 and asking them a variety of questions, including whether they were successful and...

 

FWP launches new program to improve wildlife habitat through weed management

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is launching a new program to improve wildlife habitat through noxious weed management on both public and private lands. The Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Act was passed by the...

 

Region 6 results of opening weekend of general hunting season

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre hunter check station was fairly active over the first weekend of general deer and elk opener, with most big game species seeing an increase in harvest from the past few years....

 

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