Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes want people to know that road kill salvage permits are not valid within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Road kill animals on the Flathead Indian reservation can’t be picked up using this salvage permit.
For more information, and to obtain a salvage permit for animals found off the Flathead Indian Reservation, visit Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks online at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Fish & Wildlife", and then click "Licenses and Permits".
The public is invited to attend the Thompson-Fisher Liaison Team meeting between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Plum Creek Timber Company (PCTC) related to the Thompson and Fisher River conservation easement that FWP holds on approximately 142,000 acres of PCTC lands in the areas of the Thompson and Fisher river valleys. The meeting is scheduled for 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on December 9, 2013, at the PCTC Kalispell office located at 2050 U.S. Highway 2 just west of Kalispell. The Liaison Team meeting is required annually by the conservation easement and provides a forum for discussion of any issues that may arise with respect to public use, land use, access issues, conditions, or other unanticipated issues related to the conservation easement lands. Please address questions or requests for additional information to Chris Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 751-4582.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on December 5 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting, CAC members will pass along advice on issues of concerns and hear a report on the recent FWP moose study.
The FWP Region One Citizen Advisory Committee is a volunteer group that meets several times per year to advise FWP on programs and activities. The public is invited to attend CAC meetings. There are CAC groups in every FWP Region.
For more information, call FWP at 752-5501.
With furbearer seasons in full swing, and snow creating ideal conditions for trapping furbearers like bobcat and marten, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds pet owners to be mindful that there could be trapping activity in the woods.
Region 3 operated six check stations (Alder, Cameron, Divide, Gallatin, Mill Creek and Silver City) on the final weekend of the big game hunting season with most seeing a dip in the hunter success rate at respective stations from the previous week. Weather conditions were considerably mild with some areas in the northern parts of the region dealing with rain.
With many hunters looking back on a successful big game hunting season, it's a good time to remind hunters about the responsibility to ensure that their wild game is properly cared for and processed.
The advisory council tasked with considering changes to Montana’s hunting and fishing licenses and fees will meet in Helena, Dec. 11. The council has reached the halfway point in its schedule to deliver recommendations to state officials by spring.
On the evening of November 20, 2013, shortly after sunset a deer was shot and killed within the right-of-way of the Tongue River Road, approximately 35 miles south of Miles City. Wardens suspect that the deer was killed with the use of a vehicle’s headlights or with the aid of a spotlight. Wardens are looking for help from the public in identifying anyone who was traveling the Tongue River Road that evening that may have been involved in killing the deer or witness to it.
Montana's 2013 general big game hunting seasons ended as planned on Sunday, Dec. 1 and will not be extended, state wildlife officials confirmed today.
More hunters stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana this year than in 2012, but the deer harvest was down from last year and the long-term average. The number of checked elk was up from last year and well above the long-term average.
Comment on Carnegie SVRA/Tesla General Plan Preferred Concept Comments Due December 13, 2013. Since many of you were busy enjoying Thanksgiving Day last week and may have not seen our alert regarding a popular OHV site in North/Central California, BRC is reissuing our alert asking you to spend a few minutes to champion responsible OHV use at Carnegie SVRA. As you know, members of extreme anti-OHV gr
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 321, 332 & 334 which include portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow, and Deer Lodge counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
The 2013 general hunting season for big game closed quietly in west-central Montana on Sunday evening, with deer harvests through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby Check Stations nearly equaling those checked in 2011 and 2012, and elk harvests up slightly from last year.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to remind recreationists that most Region 3 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) – those managed as big game winter range – will close to all public entry at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would offer tax incentives to private landowners who provide public access to state lands.
The hunting of all mountain lions in HD’s 339, 343 & 388 which include portions of Lewis & Clark and Jefferson counties will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, November 27, 2013.
Deer harvest in northwest Montana is well ahead of last year at the same point in the season, according to check station results around Region One.
At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 24, a total of 15,061 hunters checked 842 white-tailed deer (762 of these were bucks as compared to 532 last year). Also in the count were 116 mule deer, and 51 elk for an overall 6.7 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up as compared to last year when 5.5 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are up eight percent as compared to last year.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for next year's open water season.
Fish surveys this year indicate rainbow and brown trout numbers remain above the long-term average in the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade.
Total hunter numbers and animals reported through west-central Montana’s three hunter check stations are slightly higher than the last two seasons at the close of the fourth week. The general season for big game hunting will close at the end of Thanksgiving weekend.