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Big Hole Trout Monitored for Fungal Infection

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:01
After reports to Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) early last week of dead brown trout in the Big Hole River with a fungal infection, FWP crews have been closely monitoring the area affected.

Fall Reconstruction Complete at Black Bridge FAS

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:46
Long awaited latrine replacement and additional road work at Black Bridge Fishing Access Site near Glendive has been completed.

Wardens Looking for Tips on Vandalism Case

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:42
Officers with FWP and DNRC are asking for help in finding the individuals responsible for $6,000 in damage to State property on the Swan State Forest.

FWP Makes Decision on Pine Grove Pond FAS Addition

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:40
Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. The proposed addition would access nearly 750 feet of river shore. The Flathead Land Trust Initiated the project to add the additional acreage to enhance this popular community asset by ensuring the undeveloped land will remain as open space and continue to function as forested riparian habitat

Two Men sentenced in deer poaching case

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:39
Levi Anderson and Hadyn Johnson of Kalispell were both sentenced in Flathead County Justice court recently for poaching 10 whitetail deer in the Farm-to-Market area north of Kalispell in December of 2013. The deer were shot at night, after the general season had ended and left to waste. Levi Anderson pled guilty and was fined $4350, ordered to pay $600 in restitution, and lost his privileges to hunt, fish, and trap in Montana and 44 states in the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact (IWVC) for 10 years. Johnson also pled guilty and was fined $2,100, and ordered to pay $2,100 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges for 20 years in Montana and all states in the IWVC.

Wardens Looking for Tips on Deer Poaching Cases

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:38
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Game Wardens are seeking information related to illegal killing and wasting of numerous deer along the entire length of Farm to Market Road and west of Kalispell towards Kila. Most of the activity is occurring at night presumably with the aid of artificial light (spotlight). Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-TIPMONT. You can remain anonymous and anyone with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward.

FWP SEEKING COMMENTS ON PINE GROVE POND FAS PROPOSED SOUTH ADDITION ACQUISITION

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:36
Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land.

Improvements Underway at Island Lake FAS near Marion

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:32
Construction activities will begin at Island Lake Fishing Access Site near Marion on October 13thand will continue until November 21st.

Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:29
"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.

CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Special Showing of On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:52

There will be a special showing of On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter on Friday, November 21, 2014, at the State Theater, 1307 J Street, Modesto, California. Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Your support for this event will help raise funds for the BlueRibbon Coalition Legal Defense Fund, which fights arbitrary closures of your public lands.Let's fill this 500 seat theater in Modesto on November 21st to show our love of off-road and

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Montanans Win Prestigious Conservation Award For Grayling Restoration

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:45
A group of Montanans who helped lead conservation and restoration projects in the Big Hole River Valley in southwestern Montana were among those who recently won the prestigious Ernest Thompson Seton Award for leadership in promoting the benefits of scientific fish and wildlife management.

FWP To Host Discussion On Fish And Wildlife Management Contributions

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a day-long meeting in Helena on Oct. 28 to explore common interests in wildlife conservation and management.

CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Tahoe NF to Host Open Houses on Forest Roads Analysis

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:14

The Tahoe National Forest will host two public open houses in October to discuss the forest roads system and look at the relationship between roads and various resource impacts. The open houses are part of engaging the public in Subpart A of the U.S. Forest Service's 2005 Travel Management Rule. Subpart A is an analysis of the forest's road system. The open houses are an opportunity for the forest to share information and the public to help inform the ongoing analysis.

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IDAHO - Sawtooth National Recreation Area Wants Your Input on the Wood River Travel Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:10

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to provide further discussion regarding summer travel opportunities within the Big Wood River watershed of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Please join Forest Service personnel on October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Woodside Motorsports located at 4040 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey, Idaho. The purpose of this planning effort is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan

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State Lands Enrolled in Block Management Areas

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:45
Miles City—Region 7 Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters to be aware that, in some cases, legally-accessible tracts of State Lands are formally enrolled in a Block Management Area (BMA), with BMA rules and restrictions imposed for resource or hunter management reasons.

Spotted Dog WMA's Jake Creek Access Closed this Season

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:37
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) wants hunters to be aware that the Jake Creek access to the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed to the public this season.

Donations Provide Free Bear Spray to Some Blackfoot Hunters

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:36
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with local partners to get free bear spray and safety tips into the hands of hunters headed to a few Blackfoot Valley hunting spots that have a history of bear encounters.

Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In HD 501

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:08
By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 501 as described in the legal descriptions, 2014 Montana regulations, Moose, Sheep and Goat shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Monday, October 20, 2014.

October 2014 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:58
UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’, Congressional Allies Champion Recreational Trails Program, Dixie Run 28 Wrap-Up, President Moves Forward with Massive Monument Designation in California, BRC Reminds of Meetings about the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, IDAHO – Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan … Continue reading →

Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of IGBC to Meet in Bozeman

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:07
The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its fall meeting in Bozeman, Montana on October 29, 2014 and invites the public to attend. Often the YES Meetings are spread over two days, but this year the meeting has consolidated to one day.
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