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Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:25
"A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

Youth Only Deer Hunt Comes a Week Early - Oct. 16 & 17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:04
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

Four Steps to a Safe Hunt

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:02
The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety.

Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:01
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:01
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD 380

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:09
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 380, which include portions of Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, closes at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

CALIFORNIA - Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:51

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have announced the dates and locations of several public meetings for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).Public meetings will be held throughout the DRECP planning area and surrounding population centers between Oct

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FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Addition to Fish Creek WMA

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:44
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire 158 acres adjacent to the 34,573 acre Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Alberton.

BLM Sacramento Listening Session

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:24

I attended the BLM 2.0 Listening Session in Sacramento yesterday on behalf of the BlueRibbon Coalition.  As many of you know, this is part of the BLM's ongoing effort to improve the management of the nation's public lands by working more efficiently with the public and partners. Both the Denver and Sacramento meetings provided an overview of the effort as well as facilitating group discussion on methods to improve the BLM's planning process.

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Euthanized Grizzly Had History of Conflicts

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:01
An adult grizzly bear was euthanized Tuesday at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ state laboratory in Bozeman in response to its history of conflict and poor physical condition. The bear, a 28-year-old male, had been captured in the Jardine area of southern Park County Monday after attempting to break into a building that housed tack and horse grain.

BLM Denver Listening Session

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:24
Report on BLM Denver Listening Session Planning 2.0: Improving the Way we Plan Together

On October 1, 2014 the BLM held a public "Listening Session" on their efforts to improve BLM's management planning process for developing and updating their Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

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UTAH - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests Seek Public Comment on Draft SEIS

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:59

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking public comment on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ("draft SEIS") for the Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Project. This draft SEIS was initiated in response to a March 20 12 U.S. district court order instructing the Forest Service to address deficiencies in the previous environmental analysis and the 2007 record of decision for travel plan revision on the Ogden Ranger District.

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Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet Oct. 16 In Bozeman

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:27
Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Oct. 16 in Bozeman beginning with a work session at 8 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 Headquarters at 1400 S. 19th.

FWP At Work Program - There's A Grizzly In My Backyard! - October 16

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:12
Why is there a grizzly bear in my backyard?

IDAHO - Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting Scheduled

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:17

The Forest Plan revision collaborative meeting postponed because of the Johnson Bar fire has been rescheduled to October 18, 2014.  This meeting will include a brief overview of forest planning and the proposed action, how to comment on the proposed action, and a question and answer session with interdisciplinary team members. Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting - When: Saturday October 18th, 8:30 am to 2 pm.

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NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service Announces Next Round of Plan Revision Meetings

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:02

The National Forests in North Carolina has announced the schedule for the next round of meetings held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Each of the six meetings will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Every meeting will have the same agenda and present the same information, and provide opportunity for public review and comment.

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Comments Sought On Proposed Whitetail Prairie EA

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase 2,840 acres adjoining Beartooth Wildlife Management Area from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Recreation Groups Settle Illegal Wilderness Lawsuit

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:48
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BOISE, ID (October 6, 2014)--A newly-filed settlement agreement would withdraw restrictions on motorized and mechanized access to "Recommended Wilderness" Areas (RWA) in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and the BlueRibbon Coalition, which alleged that the Northern Region of the Forest Service (FS) created an internal "recommended wilderness policy" that illegally limited management options.

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Hunters Reminded To Have Horses Inspected

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:30
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock remind hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.

All Black Bear Hunting To Close In Bear Management Unit 510

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:22
The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 510, in portions of Bighorn, Carbon and Yellowstone Counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
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