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FWP Embarks On New Mountain Lion Plan

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:17
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a statewide management plan for mountain lions and is seeking the public's help identifying issues of concern.

Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop At AIS Inspection Stations

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:14
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations.

Comment Sought on Proposed Trail on Blackleaf WMA

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:36
Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a draft environmental assessment on a proposed trail on the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area west of Bynum on the Rocky Mountain Front.

Front Bighorn Population Drop Leads to Quota Questions

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:33
With the Sun River bighorn sheep herd declining by more than half in five years, state wildlife biologists are trying to figure out how that will affect hunting licenses, what it means for the animals’ long-term future and what’s causing the drop.

Nature Journaling Workshop in Helena June 14

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:23
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) will offer a nature journaling workshop Sunday, June 14, at the Montana Wild Education Center in Helena, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Park Service and State of Montana to hold public meetings to discuss new Bison Management Plan

Montana FWP - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:01
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (State) have set the dates for three public scoping meetings in southwest Montana related to the development of a new Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Meetings will be held in Bozeman on June 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Gardiner on June 3 at the Gardiner School, and West Yellowstone on June 4 at the Holiday Inn. Each meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and have an identical agenda.

Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:00
The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday.

Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:00
The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday.

Elk Population in the Elkhorns Measured by Air, Phone & Teeth

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 09:05
The Elkhorn Mountain Range – spanning 300,000 acres of west-central Montana –is an area revered by hunters (both locally and around the world) for its trophy bull elk population and public accessibility.

Comment Period Extended on Tendoy Sheep Depopulation Proposal

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 15:46
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has extended the public comment period related to a proposal to depopulate the Tendoy Mountains bighorn sheep herd to May 22.

Proposal would restore pure-strain cutthroats to Soda Butte drainage

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:44
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, along with a coalition of state and federal agencies, has proposed a project to remove non-native and hybrid fish from creeks near the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and replace them with pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

IF YOU CARE---LEAVE THEM THERE

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:43
Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. "If you care, leave them there," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting for May

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:14

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that the next Recreation Planning Meeting will be held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S 600 W, Price, UT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will be discussing current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed land in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead, Recreation Technician (OHV

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Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Spring Workshops

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:33
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer.

Region 3 Open Houses Set to Discuss 2016-2019 Fishing Regulations

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:56
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a number of public open house meetings statewide this month to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. In Region 3, meetings have been set for both Bozeman and Butte.

If You Care---Leave Them There

Montana FWP - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:13
Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them.

Women’s shooting workshop is June 13 in Lewistown

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:55
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a firearms shooting workshop for women June 13 in Lewistown.

Flathead River Creel Survey Underway

Montana FWP - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:13
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting an angler use (creel) survey this year on the Flathead River from the confluence of the North and Middle forks (Blankenship Bridge) down to Flathead Lake.

Angler Creel Survey Underway in the Lower Clark Fork

Montana FWP - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:12
Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Avista will be conducting a creel survey this year on Noxon and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs, as well as the Bull River in the lower Clark Fork River drainage. Fishing pressure has increased dramatically on these reservoirs since the last time an angler survey was conducted in 1994.

Open House on Fishing Regulations scheduled in Libby for Wednesday, May 13

Montana FWP - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:11
Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house on fishing regulations on Wednesday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m., in the Ponderosa Room at City Hall in Libby. At the meeting, FWP will provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process.
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