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Free fishing for Mother's Day


Last updated 5/12/2023 at 12:04pm

Havre Daily News/Christy Bambrough

An angler braves the rain to try their luck at Beaver Creek Reservoir Thursday. People can fish for free without a license Saturday and Sunday this weekend in honor of Mother's Day, as well as on Father's Day weekend in June.

Everyone can fish for free over the weekend in celebration of Mother's Day, and people who are new to fishing have some access to poles and tackle if they want to try it without investing in equipment.

Saturday and Sunday, people are encouraged to get out on the water to take advantage of a statewide Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks program that was signed into law in 2021.

"It's a pretty cool deal," FWP Region 6 spokesperson Marc Kloker said, adding that this program runs over Father's Day weekend in June, too, this year June 17-18.

For Mother's Day and Father's Day weekends, residents...

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