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Departments urge people to be responsible with warming fires

From Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation MISSOULA — As days become shorter and temperatures drop, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Bureau of Land Management encourage hunters... — Updated 9/14/2019


New CWD management area set after deer test positive near Libby

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Two additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease, leading to the creation of a new CWD management zone, along with zones in the... — Updated 9/12/2019


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

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Pam Burke    Local

Outdoor safety: Helmet safety - Head first

Photos by Colin Thompson and Havre Daily News staff No matter the activity, helmets come with some basic features: The shell, an impact management - foam - liner and a chinstrap or... — Updated 8/12/2019


FWP reminder: SUP users must have life jacket on board

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds everyone using stand-up paddleboards — SUPs — that a life jacket is required to be on the board. The use of SUPs has exploded in Montana over the past few... — Updated 7/26/2019


Fishing restrictions lifted at Willow Creek Reservoir

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks During a conference call Thursday, the Fish and Wildlife Commission lifted all fishing restrictions at Willow Creek Reservoir near Augusta. The department was recently informed that the Bureau... — Updated 7/26/2019


Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and 'webless' migratory bird regulations released

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/, and hard copies will be... — Updated 7/9/2019


Public comment sought on ARM hunting rule proposals

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks At its June 19 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed to adopt an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting and an administrative rule pertaining to... — Updated 7/9/2019


FWP releases Watercraft Inspection Report

Montana FWP Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has released the 2018 Watercraft Inspection Station Annual Report. Highlights from the report include: FWP and inspection partners... — Updated 2/20/2019

 By George Ferguson    Local

OUTDOORS: Little ice, little fishing

Last winter probably seemed like an ice fisherman's paradise around Havre and all over Montana. Of course, few other people would have chosen to use the word paradise when describin... — Updated 1/17/2019


Hunters must expect to see bears

Fish, Wildlife and Parks With Montana’s bow hunting and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, remember that slow moving, quiet or game-calling, scented and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the... — Updated 9/13/2018


2018 upland game bird hunting forecast

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Upland season started Sept. 1 with mountain, sage and sharptail grouse along with partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 6. All seasons end Jan. 1, except sage grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Gray... — Updated 9/13/2018


CWD restrictions in place this hunting season

Fish, Wildlife and Parks With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana. Last... — Updated 9/13/2018


2018 Southeast Region Hunting Forecast

Montana FWP Are you ready for hunting season? Montana has some of the longest hunting seasons in the West, healthy herds of game and access to millions of acres of public land.... — Updated 9/13/2018

 By George Ferguson    Local

Outdoors: Important hearings on grizzly bear delisting coming up this month

Public hearings are coming up on the controversial Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear population administrative rule. The rule will provide a regulatory framework... — Updated 9/6/2018


Outdoors: Be a good steward of the land this hunting season

Montana FWP Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land and respect both private and public property. A... — Updated 9/6/2018


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, ante... — Updated 8/2/2018


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... — Updated 6/28/2018


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... — Updated 5/3/2018


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... — Updated 4/26/2018


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... — Updated 4/26/2018


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... — Updated 4/26/2018


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,... — Updated 4/19/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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