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Winter Anglers Can Help To Protect Montana's Waters

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:18
Montana's fishing regulations restrict anglers from importing live bait fish into Montana. It is also illegal to release live bait fish of any kind into Montana waters.

Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Districts 418, 420 And 448

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:29
The hunting of male mountain lions in north-central Montana hunting districts 418, 420 and 448, which includes portions of Judith Basin, Meagher, Fergus and Cascade counties, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

UTAH - BLM - Price FO to Host Informational Open Houses for San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:41

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office announces that the public scoping period for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management and Transportation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) will run January 21, to February 21, 2015.   The BLM will host two open houses where the public can provide written input on route designation criteria and travel routes in the planning area that are important to their use of public lands. These meetings will also help inform the public about the BLM's travel

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January 2015 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 02:47
UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadlines for 2015 UFWDA Survey is still running Don’t complain! SFWDA: 2015 Is Off To A Great Start America’s Great Outdoors FICOR Report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters Australian State backs 4WD volunteering … Continue reading →

Dillon Couple Sentenced as Leaders of Major Poaching Ring

Montana FWP - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:08
Charles “Bill” Foster and his wife, Sally, were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish and wildlife related cases in southwest Montana in recent years. The Fosters were the last and most egregious violators among the seventeen co-defendants to be sentenced in this case which has now brought over $30,000 in fines and restitution.

Custer County Spring Hunter Education Class Set

Montana FWP - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:08
MILES CITY--It’s time to sign up for the first hunter education course of 2015 in Miles City.

BRC's Executive Director Search Continues

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:03
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POCATELLO, ID (January 15, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) would like to announce the continuation of its search for an Executive Director to lead the organization, which champions responsible use of public lands and land access for outdoor recreation nation-wide. We welcome all qualifying applicants.

The Executive Director is hired by the BRC Board of Directors and serves as a full time, salaried BRC  employee to execute the business of the BlueRibbon Coalition, excepting for those functions reserved for the Board in its by-laws.

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TEXAS – NPS Releases Final ORV Mgmt Plan, FEIS Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:41

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS) for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The purpose of this Final Plan/EIS is to guide and direct the actions of the NPS in the management of off-road vehicles use at the Recreation Area. The plan designates routes and areas where off-road driving is allowed within the recreation area.

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BRC National Land Use Update

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:55

NATIONAL Yellowstone Opened to Limited Snowmobile Access With Non-commercially Guided Access On December 15, 2014 the gates opened to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. However, recent warm weather and limited snowfall resulted in very little snowpack on many of the park's interior roads. Until appreciable snowfall is received and conditions on the park's packed, groomed roads improv

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Elk Study Planned for Elkhorn Mountains

Montana FWP - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:41
In collaboration with the Elkhorn Working Group, Helena National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State University, and Montana Department of Military Affairs, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will begin a study next month looking at the impact of mountain pine beetle infestation on elk habitat and herd movement in the Elkhorn Mountains.

Game wardens looking for information on poached elk

Montana FWP - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 15:41
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a bull elk that was killed illegally and left to waste east of Billings over the weekend of Jan. 10-11.

Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 121

Montana FWP - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:27
The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 121, which includes a portion of Sanders County, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Fish Virus Detected in Montana’s Kootenai River

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:52
Fish-health testing by state fisheries biologists in November detected a virus in wild spawning kokanee salmon in the Kootenai River below Kootenai Falls. It marks the first time the common virus, called infectious hematopoietic necrosis, or IHN, has been detected in state waters, said Mark Deleray, fisheries manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Kalispell. While IHN doesn't harm humans, it does occur naturally in Pacific Coast wild salmon, steelhead, and herring and can be passed on to other fish. The virus was known to be present in in portions of Kootenai River that pass through Idaho and Canada. It is not known how long the virus has been at this location in Montana, but since fish can move into Montana from the downstream reaches in Idaho and Canada, it likely has been around for some time.

Female Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 405, 447 And 471

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:17
The hunting of female mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 405, 447 and 471, which includes portions of Cascade, Chouteau, Judith Basin, and Fergus counties, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In District 301

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:57
The hunting of all mountain lions in Montana hunting district 301, which includes portions of Gallatin and Park counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

Snowshoe And Ice Fishing Classes For Women In January

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 09:57
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman program is sponsoring two classes in January.

Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Districts 280, 281, 284, 293 & Portion Of 298 East Of State Route 141

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 08:49
The hunting of male mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 280, 281, 284 and 293 & portion of 298 east of State Route 141, which includes portions of Powell and Lewis & Clark counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

Reflections on the Proposed Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:57
First published in the CBU Quarterly November 2014 Vol. 4 Issue #4   Elaine D. WIllman is a Cherokee whose personal belief is that there should be clear distinctions between tribal culture and government decision-making.  She is well-read, well-educated and kind enough to share her position on the CSKT water compact.  As with most land […]

Jefferson County Men Sentenced for Trespass, Poaching Elk on Front

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:16
Two Jefferson County men were fined $9,270 and lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years for trespassing and poaching two bull elk – one a trophy – on a private ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front last hunting season.

Information Sought on Wolf Poaching

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 15:51
Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on a poached wolf last year on the Rocky Mountain Front.
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