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Helena to Host "Plan to Hunt" Adult Education Series

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:19
Helena will host a Plan to Hunt workshop series from August through December for adults that are new to hunting or just want to expand their skills and understanding in order to hunt more confidently in Montana. The first workshop is Aug. 25, 6pm, at Montana WILD (2688 Broadwater Ave).

Glendive loses longtime Bowhunter Education instructor

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:32
For more than 20 years, Bowhunter Education Instructor Ty Milne of Glendive shared his love of the outdoors with children and adults, passing on his ethics and passion to more than 350 students.

Hunter Education Classes Scheduled For Some Northwest Montana Communities

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:09
Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge.

FWP Confirms Significant Yellowstone River Fish Kill

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:34
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed Friday a large scale fish kill involving mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River.

Black bear season license purchase deadline

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:57
Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Black bear hunters must keep the meat

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:57
Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Know your bull

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:56
With elk archery season opening Sept. 3, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk. Here is a quick primer:

Wolf hunting basics

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:55
Archery hunters will have the opportunity to pursue wolves throughout Montana beginning Sept. 3. The general season will follow Sept. 15. Trapping gets underway Dec. 15.

Antelope 900 series archery season underway

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:54
Many archery antelope hunters will be afield beginning Aug. 15 with a 900 series license to archery hunt antelope of either sex in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Hunters must expect to see bears

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:53
With Montana's upland game bird season opening Sept.1—and the bow hunting season set to open Sept. 3—remember that slow moving, quiet and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state's even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey.

Bow hunters gear up for archery season

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:52
Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 3. The bighorn sheep archery season also begins Sept. 3.

Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the state

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:49
As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up.

UFWDA eNews August 2016

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 03:57
New Board of Directors New Off Road Vehicle Ramp 63 Opens On Ocracoke Island VA4WD 24th Annual Trail Ride Cal 4Wheel Santa Fe National Forest Snowed in for 10 days in Lesotho Download eNews

Bats get a bad rap, but they actually bring many benefits

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:51
Throughout history, bats have gotten a bad rap. Being largely nocturnal, they are shrouded in mystery.

FWP sets Billings waterfowl hunting workshop for women

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:14
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and volunteers will teach a free three-hour workshop Aug. 27 in Billings for women interested in waterfowl hunting.

Two grizzlies captured near Whitefish and released in the North Fork

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:50
A young grizzly showed up in Whitefish on August 9 on Dakota Avenue in a residential area. Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley set a trap in the late morning near the cherry tree the bear was observed in. The bear was seen several more times that evening near Wildwood Condos and the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Section of the Big Hole

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:35
Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting the hoot-owl fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River from the North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge.

Update on the Bear Attack near West Glacier Evidence shows that the bear was a male grizzly

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:23
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) personnel have received additional information on the bear attack on a mountain biker on June 29 on Forest Service property a few miles south of West Glacier. Brad Treat, a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, was fatally mauled when he encountered a bear while riding his mountain bike on the Green Gate/Half Moon trail system off of U.S. Highway 2. Treat was found dead by officers at the scene of the attack.

Meetings Slated to Discuss Upper Madison River Recreation

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:41
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host three public listening sessions at the end of the month of August in order to gather public input on potential recreation management strategies for the Upper Madison River.

Hoot Owl Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Tributaries

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:56
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks lifted “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot River and its tributaries today.
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