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Check Out CA4WDC's "Five Buck Jeep JK"

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:19

We thought that our members and supporters might be interested in the Jeep JK that the California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) is raffling off! Five bucks sounds like a good deal to us.

Five Buck JK

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A Message From ISMA: Look Before You Pump!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:54

Below is an important reminder we'd like to share with our snowmobile enthusiast members, now that the season is upon us.

Look Before You Pump!

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South central Montana antelope hunter numbers up, harvest nearly flat

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:56
Hunters who took advantage of this year opening weekend of antelope general season in south central Montana had warm, dry, calm conditions Saturday, but had to contend with rain and wind on Sunday. More hunters stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana than during last year’s opening weekend. The harvest was slightly better than last year, but remained slower than the long-term average.

Some Big Hole Trout Affected by Fungus

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:23
Anglers report seeing dead brown trout in the Big Hole River near Melrose in southwest Montana. The fish are noted to have a fungal infection known as saprolegnia.

WASHINGTON - Help Save Teanaway Forest

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:15

We received an update from Tod Petersen, Political Action Committee Chairman for the Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA), on the Teanaway Community Forest.  Tod Petersen is also Legislative/Land Use Coordinator - Northwest Motorcycle Association.  BRC urges our members to take advantage of this opportunity to submit pro-OHV comments in the flyer below. We've pasted his update below. Please take a second to look it over and pass it along.

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Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:33
"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. The law came into effect when Montana State Senator Kendall Van Dyk sponsored SB123 which passed to become 87-1-293 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/87/1/87-1-293.htm

Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:25
"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.

Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:25
"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.

Youth Only Deer Hunt Comes a Week Early - Oct. 16 & 17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:04
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

Four Steps to a Safe Hunt

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:02
The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety.

Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:01
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes A Week Early-Oct. 16-17

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:01
Montana's annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD 380

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:09
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 380, which include portions of Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, closes at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

CALIFORNIA - Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:51

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have announced the dates and locations of several public meetings for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).Public meetings will be held throughout the DRECP planning area and surrounding population centers between Oct

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FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Addition to Fish Creek WMA

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:44
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire 158 acres adjacent to the 34,573 acre Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Alberton.

BLM Sacramento Listening Session

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:24

I attended the BLM 2.0 Listening Session in Sacramento yesterday on behalf of the BlueRibbon Coalition.  As many of you know, this is part of the BLM's ongoing effort to improve the management of the nation's public lands by working more efficiently with the public and partners. Both the Denver and Sacramento meetings provided an overview of the effort as well as facilitating group discussion on methods to improve the BLM's planning process.

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Euthanized Grizzly Had History of Conflicts

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:01
An adult grizzly bear was euthanized Tuesday at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ state laboratory in Bozeman in response to its history of conflict and poor physical condition. The bear, a 28-year-old male, had been captured in the Jardine area of southern Park County Monday after attempting to break into a building that housed tack and horse grain.

BLM Denver Listening Session

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:24
Report on BLM Denver Listening Session Planning 2.0: Improving the Way we Plan Together

On October 1, 2014 the BLM held a public "Listening Session" on their efforts to improve BLM's management planning process for developing and updating their Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

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UTAH - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests Seek Public Comment on Draft SEIS

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:59

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking public comment on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ("draft SEIS") for the Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Project. This draft SEIS was initiated in response to a March 20 12 U.S. district court order instructing the Forest Service to address deficiencies in the previous environmental analysis and the 2007 record of decision for travel plan revision on the Ogden Ranger District.

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Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet Oct. 16 In Bozeman

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:27
Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Oct. 16 in Bozeman beginning with a work session at 8 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 Headquarters at 1400 S. 19th.
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