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Reminders For Shed Hunters: WMAs Are Closed And Be Bear Aware

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:00
With the arrival of spring and melting snow, shed hunters take to the hills in search of cherished shed elk and deer antlers.

Spring Black Bear Hunting Opened April 15

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:59
Montana's spring black bear hunting season opened Friday, April 15.

PLPW Council To Meet In Helena

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:58
The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council will meet on Monday, April 25, from 1 – 5 p.m., and Tuesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Helena at Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street.

Free Vessel Checks, Boating Classes Help Get People Prepared For The Boating Season

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:55
Montana may be a land-locked state, but the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is present here, patrolling the state's large bodies of water, towing boats and saving lives. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary work together to promote safe boating in the state.

Get Your 2016 License On Your Smart Phone

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:53
This year tech-savvy hunters and anglers can get a legal copy of their hunting and/or fishing license on their smart phone.

Game Wardens Gather For Annual Conference, Awards

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:52
Last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ game wardens from around the state gathered for their annual training conference in Great Falls.

Bear Activity Increases Around Montana As Black Bear Season Opens

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:50
As the trees start budding and the birds start nesting, Montana’s largest predators are waking up from their long winter’s naps.

Grizzly and Black Bear Activity Picks up in Northwest Montana

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:52
A 3 year old male grizzly bear was captured April 10th at a private residence along Tamarack Road northwest of Columbia Falls. The 211 pound bear was captured by FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum after the resident reported a bear had killed some of his young chickens.

Archery License Will Be Required To Apply For 2017

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:50
Starting in 2017 the purchase of a bow and arrow license will be required prior to applying for any Archery only permit.

OREGON – BLM Seeks Input on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Draft Transportation Management Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 13:30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Office has announced that the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) Draft Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for a 45-day public review. The draft TMP/EA describes and analyzes four alternatives for future management of the monument transportation system. The four alternatives address management of roads,

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The Cowtag Event Returns!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:04

It's time once again for the annual COW TAG event! Please join KLIM and the Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) at this one-of-a-kind ride to be held on Saturday, June 25 at Kelly Canyon, ID. Proceeds benefit trail organizations and Sharetrails/BRC. Enter to win a 2016 Beta 300RR Race Edition!...

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UTAH - BLM Seeks Input on Nine Mile Canyon Recreation Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:01

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is seeking public input on a range of preliminary alternatives to be considered in the Nine Mile Canyon Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) Environmental Assessment. The Nine Mile Canyon SRMA, managed by the Price and Vernal Field Offices, is internationally significant for its concentration of archaeological sites and extensive rock art. Preliminary alternatives to be analyzed include a range

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FWP schedules weekend bowhunter education class in Billings

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:04
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special weekend bowhunter education class for May 13-15 at the Billings Rod and Gun Club.

Vandalism Destroys Perch Spawning Habitat At Tiber Reservoir

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:26
Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for information about 500 recycled Christmas trees burned March 27-28 in two separate incidents at Tiber Reservoir north of Great Falls.

Boating Education Course Timely This Month

Montana FWP - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 15:12
During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and its many state, federal and nonprofit partners encourage boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course.


Montana FWP - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:20
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet April 14 in Helena. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am in the Commission Meeting room at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Headquarters.

Montana Fish And Wildlife Commission To Meet In Helena April 14

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:54
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet April 14 in Helena. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am in the Commission Meeting room at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Headquarters.

Living With Wildlife - Injured & Orphaned Wildlife - April 28

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:19
The Montana WILD-Wildlife Center will take center stage on Apr. 28 as part of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' free "Living With Wildlife" series at Montana WILD.

Earth Day Program at Montana WILD - April 22

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:17
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is celebrating springtime and Earth Day by showing two films about young wild animals at Montana WILD on Friday April 22.


Montana FWP - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:40
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, partner agencies and other organizations are prepared for white-nose syndrome (WNS), should it turn up in Montana’s bat population.
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