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2021 upland game bird forecast

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Destination: NORTHWEST MONTANA Upland bird hunting in northwest Montana for mountain grouse: dusky, ruffed and Franklin’s. Nesting season in Region 1 was dry and unseasonably cool this... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Milk River Gobblers Second Annual Youth Fun Day a success

The Milk River Gobblers Second Annual Youth Fun Day at Havre Trap Club was a success, organizers said, with more than 55 people braving the cool, windy weather to participate in... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Region 6 FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority

Press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks GLASGOW – With the region of northeast Montana suffering extreme or exceptional drought with the constant threat of wildfires, hunters and other recreationists taking to the... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

While the classic image of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is of them in craggy ranges of the Rockies, populations thrive east of the Divide into Midwestern states, and in Montana... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Havre Trap Club sees success at state competition

After wrapping up their spring league, seven Havre Trap Club members found success at the state trap competition in Ulm before the club's fall league and annual fall activities... — Updated 7/22/2021

 

When recreating on the water this summer, be safe and follow the law

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Unseasonably warm weather is occurring early in Montana, and many boaters and anglers have been going to the local reservoirs and other waterways to get some relief from the heat. However,... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Beaver Creek Park's disc golf course is open for play

After the project stagnated for a few years, the disc golf course is complete and open for competition in Beaver Creek Park. "It's not that difficult of a course. It's definitely... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

FWP stocking local fishing sites

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun its annual stocking of fisheries around the area with trout and walleye, and more is expected to be completed in the coming month. "They... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

FWP Fresno fishery advisory committee moves forward

Despite the weather, ongoing system repair and maintenance projects affecting the waterway, and having to meet remotely, the Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan Advisory... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Quick pics: Bowmen practice in the rain

 — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Antelope herds pass by Havre before fawning season

For more than a month large herds of antelope have been hanging around pastures and fields just outside of Havre, but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre-area wildlife biologist... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bearpaw Bowmen holding 3D Archery Shoot Sunday

Bearpaw Bowmen Archery Club is holding its Spring 3D Archery Shoot Sunday at Eagles Campground in Beaver Creek Park. The 25 3D targets - life-sized animal targets - will be a... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Three mussel-fouled boats found at Anaconda Station

Staff and wire report Anaconda watercraft inspectors were busy last weekend when three mussel-fouled watercraft were intercepted at the inspection station. The inspectors keep finding more fouled boats, with the previous weekend,... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Nonresident hunters can sign up for Alternate's List starting May 15

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Beginning May 15 and running through June 30, nonresident hunters can register their name to the Alternate’s List on MyFWP at https://myfwp.mt.gov/fwpExtPortal/login/login . Every year, Montana... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Turn in poachers - call 1-800-Tip-Mont

By Fish, Wildlife and Park The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. TIP-MONT is the acronym for... — Updated 9/24/2020

 

Youth waterfowl and pheasant weekend approaches

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana’s young hunters and their hunting mentors will have a special treat the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27, when they can take advantage of a statewide youth-only waterfowl and pheasant hunt.... — Updated 9/24/2020

 

2020 big game hunting forecast

By Fish, Wildlife and Park 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 9/17/2020

 

FWP sets urban archery deer hunt in Roundup

By Fish, Wildlife and Park Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup to reduce the number of mule deer in town. Special tags for the hunt go on sale on a first-com... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Chronic wasting disease surveillance continues

By Fish, Wildlife and Park Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas known as priority surveillance areas in northwest, southwest and eastern Montana.... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority

By Fish, Wildlife and Park With fire season underway in Montana, hunters should be keenly aware of the regulations in place in the locations they plan to hunt, at least until the weather begins to cool. FWP urges hunters to check... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Avoid these 10 common hunting mistakes

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens have provided a list of items that hunters need to remember to stay clear of breaking the law. Following is a reminder on 10 common mistakes people need to... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

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 9/10/2020

 

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

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana’s archery hunting season for deer and elk begins Sept. 5, and just like in every other form of hunting, being successful while hunting with a bow requires careful planning and preparation. If y... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

Access: Ask early, don't wait

By 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 obtain landowner pe... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

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 9/10/2020

 

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