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Two FWP Region 7 employees part of Governor’s Award

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:53
John Ensign, Region 7 wildlife manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Miles City, and Caleb Bollman, Region 7 fish biologist in Miles City, have received a Governor’s Award for their work with FWP’s ’15 & Forward Planning Team.

Fire restrictions lifted at FWP properties in four counties

Montana FWP - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 16:59
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Bighorn, Yellowstone, Stillwater and Carbon counties.

Fish and Wildlife Commission supports legislation to broaden funding

Montana FWP - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 15:11
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has thrown their support behind federal legislation introduced this summer that would provide a significant boost in funding to fish and wildlife conservation in Montana.

Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Sunday 9/11 on Jefferson River

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 15:17
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective Sunday.

Hunter Education classes in Colstrip, Glendive

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 14:48
Hunter Education classes will be available in both Colstrip and Glendive this month.

Boat ramp replacement project slated for West Rosebud FAS

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 14:46
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is planning a boat ramp replacement project at West Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth.

Copper King Fire Update

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:14
Copper King Fire Update Thursday, September 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

Grizzly Killed by Vehicle Near Condon

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:41
A large adult male grizzly bear was struck and killed by a semi truck on Highway 83 near Condon in the early morning hours of September 6, 2016. The driver reported the collision to 911 at 6:15 am and FWP Warden Bill Koppen investigated.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions lifted at Broadus Bridge FAS

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 08:44
Effective Tuesday, September 6 at 10 a.m., campfires and smoking are no longer banned at the Broadus Bridge Fishing Access Site in Powder River County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters allows walk-in hunting opportunities

Montana FWP - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 13:55
Bird hunters may not be aware that they have multiple walk-in hunting areas available to them across the state through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ “Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters” program. They can hunt game birds and waterfowl on enrolled tracts of CRP and associated quality habitats with no further permission required.

Commission considers exotic animal rule change

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 13:09
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on a proposed rule change that would add the callitrichidae family, which includes marmosets and tamarins, to the list of banned exotic species.

Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Madison, Gallatin, & E. Gallatin

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:48
The Madison, Gallatin, and East Gallatin River are now fully open to fishing.

Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Planned For Handkercheif Lake September 12-23, 2016

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:11
The South Fork Flathead westslope cutthroat trout conservation program will continue this fall with rotenone treatment of Handkerchief Lake. The purpose of this project is to remove nonnative trout and the threat they pose to westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork Flathead drainage.

Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee Meets September 13 at Fort Peck Hatchery

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:16
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery, located at 277 Montana Highway 117, just north of Fort Peck, MT.

Grizzly Bear Euthanized after History of Returning to Residences in Search of Food

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 14:39
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a grizzly bear on Thursday, Sept. 1. The bear had a history of accessing unsecured attractants at homes sites and eventually began breaking into structures over the past month, in search of food.

Update: Canyon Creek WMA and Sieben BMA Reopened

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:22
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted the closure of the Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area and Sieben Block Management Area put in place Friday, Sept. 2 due to the Rattlesnake Fire.

FWP opens two stretches of the Yellowstone River

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:41
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks opened two sections of the Yellowstone River Thursday, due to the improvement of environmental conditions that led the FWP to close the river and all of its associated tributaries on Aug. 19.

Charles retires after 20 years of building access and relationships

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:20
MILES CITY - The cover photo of the 2016 Block Management Hunting Access Guide has a face that is familiar to many in the Miles City area.

FWP presents free teacher workshop, “Birding for Beginners” and “All About Owls”

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:10
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will present a “Birding for Beginners” and “All About Owls” teacher workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Miles Community College from 6-8 p.m.

Future Fisheries Improvement Projects Approved for SW Montana

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:06
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission recently approved almost $250,000 in funding for 10 projects to improve Montana fisheries as part of the Future Fisheries Improvement Program (FFIP).
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