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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

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Big Sandy Gun Show looking for vendors

After a two-year hiatus, the Big Sandy Gun Show is returning January 28-30, and organizer Keith Hanson said, at more than a month out, the venue has only 15 tables left for vendors... — Updated 12/16/2021

 

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

 

Muzzleloader heritage season opens Dec. 11-19

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — While the general rifle season is now closed, traditional muzzleloader enthusiasts will have a season of their own starting in about two weeks.   The nine-day season... — Updated 12/2/2021

 

Jan. 15 deadline for pheasant release applications

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Applications are being accepted for the 2022 pheasant release program through the state’s Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program. Landowners interested in releasing pen-reared... — Updated 12/2/2021

 

Parks and Recreation board meeting Dec. 9

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board will meet in person on Dec. 9, at the Montana State Capitol in Room 303 beginning at 1 p.m.   Interested members of the public may... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Fall mountain lion hunting season closes in Region 6

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has announced that fall mountain lion hunting season in Hunting District 690 has closed as of 30 minutes past sunset Nov. 5. The... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

FWC adopts clarification to muzzleloader heritage season regulations

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a clarification to the muzzleloader heritage hunting season for deer and elk. The commission approved the regulations for the season at its... — Updated 11/4/2021

 

Guidelines for hunting, fishing, trapping or recreating on State Trust Land

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks GLASGOW — With the upcoming general hunting season, many people will likely hunt State Trust Land at some point.  These lands, which can provide great recreational opportunity, are managed... — Updated 10/21/2021

 

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

 

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