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ATTENTION REGION 6 HUNTERS: FWP SEEKS INPUT ON 2016-2017 HUNTING SEASONS

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:05
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017.

Helena Meeting Set At Montana Wild On Proposed 2016 Fishing Regulations

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:32
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting at Montana WILD in Helena on Sept. 3 to discuss and seek comment on proposed changes to fishing regulations for 2016.

Bears Looking for Food

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:35
Several black bears have been observed on the prairie and along rivers and streams out from the Rocky Mountain Front, prompting state wildlife officials to ask residents to keep bear attractants contained.

Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area closed for firefighting activity

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:56
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area west of Pompeys Pillar to the public at least through the weekend because of firefighting activity.

SOUTH CAROLINA - USFS Welcomes Comments on Draft Plan for Francis Marion NF

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:48

U.S. Forest Service officials have announced the release of the Francis Marion National Forest's Draft Revised Land and Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The draft plan will guide management activities on nearly 260,000 acres of National Forest System lands in South Carolina for the next 10 to 15 years. This announcement marks an important step for the Forest Service-the Francis Marion is the first

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Southwest MT Hunters: Don't Wait to Weigh in on Season Setting

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:47
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017.

Hoot Owl Restriction Removed on Section of Big Hole

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:46
After consistent readings of lower water temperatures, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the “Hoot Owl” restriction on the Big Hole River prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight on the stretch of river running from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site.

Hoot Owl Restriction Removed on Section of Big Hole

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:46
After consistent readings of lower water temperatures, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the “Hoot Owl” restriction on the Big Hole River prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight on the stretch of river running from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site.

Utah Man Charged in Multiple Hunting Violations Across Three Counties

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:40
Christopher N. Brittain (33) of Utah was charged and has pleaded guilty to three counts of hunting without a license, three counts of unlawful possession and transportation of a game animal, two counts of failure to obtain landowner permission to hunt, two counts of waste of a game animal, and one count of hunting or killing over the limit.

Jeep Beach – One Club’s Tribute to “Jeeping”

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:03
Mid-Florida Jeep Club Brings It On the Beach and BRC Benefits!

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (August 19, 2015) -- Picture a parade of single-file Jeeps, all sizes and build-ups, seven miles long right near the ocean shoreline on a warm sunny day in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Picture hundreds of “jeepers” relishing this freedom to ride on the beach, with sun tans galore and even a landuse message to boot!  You’ve got Jeep Beach.

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Pirate4x4 Blue Star Program: Ongoing Support For Recreation Access

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:07

POCATELLO, ID (August 19, 2015) - Since the inception of Pirate4x4's Blue Star program, the generous participants have donated over $30,000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC)/Sharetrails.org. This makes Pirate4x4 one of our largest corporate donors in our history of the organization.

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Donate A Hunting License To Disabled Veterans & Armed Forces Members

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:09
Montana residents and nonresidents can show support for members of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice by donating their hunting license to a disabled military veteran or disabled active duty service member.

Donate A Hunting License To Disabled Veterans & Armed Forces Members

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:09
Montana residents and nonresidents can show support for members of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice by donating their hunting license to a disabled military veteran or disabled active duty service member.

CALIFORNIA - Travel Analysis Process Public Meetings Planned

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:40

The Eldorado National Forest announces that three public meetings to share the Draft Travel Analysis Report (TAR) are planned for: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Georgetown Ranger Station, US Forest Service, 7600 Wentworth Springs Road Georgetown, CA 95634. Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Amador County Admin

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Hunters' Most Common Hunting Violations

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:53
Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws.

Hunters Need To Be Weed-Aware

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:51
Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A "noxious weed" is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities.

Hunters Asked To Report Signs Of Wolves

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:50
State wildlife officials remind landowners, hikers, anglers, OHV riders and others in the outdoors this fall to report wolf sightings to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Ask First To Hunt On Private Land

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:49
Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible.

Stop At Game Check Stations

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:49
State law requires hunters to stop at all game check stations while traveling to and from hunting areas. Failure to stop at a checking station when personnel are on duty is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

Keep It Clean - Game Handling Tips

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:47
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that simple, common sense precautions are part of the safe and proper field dressing of big game.
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