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Register for game damage roster starting June 15

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:10
Hunters interested in participating in "game-damage" hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have until July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Boat Traffic and Activity to Increase on Lower Missouri during Pallid Sturgeon Larval Drift Study

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 22:13
Anglers, river recreationalists and landowners along the Missouri River downstream from Fort Peck Dam to the headwaters of Lake Sakakawea will see a significant increase in boating activity, due to an interagency study designed to learn more about the drifting behavior of larval pallid sturgeon. The study will take place from late June to early July, but the exact dates are yet to be determined. Additional notice will be given when the project begins.

Paddlefish Season to Close Friday in Yellowstone River, Missouri River Below Fort Peck Dam

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 14:02
The large pulse of water that paddlefish angers had hoped to see in the Yellowstone River earlier in the season could finally be on its way. It should be enough to put anglers close to the harvest cap of 1,000 fish, so the harvest season will close on Friday at 9 p.m. at Intake Fishing Access Site and in the Yellowstone River and Missouri River below the Fort Peck Dam.

As Summer Temps Rise, So Does Fire Danger

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 09:06
Much of Region 7 has been blessed with good spring moisture; however, with temperatures expected to climb into the 90s this week and to remain there over the weekend, conditions can change quickly.

FWP REGION ONE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE-Deadline in June 30

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:22
FWP is seeking volunteer applicants to fill up to six slots on the Region One Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is in its 20th year and was established to provide input and guidance to FWP from the public. This is a general advisory committee that works with FWP on all issues and programs.

Get your SuperTag chances by June 30

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:20
Eight SuperTag hunters will win the opportunity of a lifetime to hunt a moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion and bison in any legal district open for that species next fall.

Register for game damage roster starting June 15

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:17
Hunters interested in participating in "game-damage" hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have until July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Reminder: FWP Commission items up for public comment

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:12
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting public review and comment on several items. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved several items for public comment at its May 12 meeting in Helena, including wolf hunting quotas, furbearer regulations, hunting access agreements and a grizzly bear hunt framework.

Still Opportunity to Harvest a Paddlefish

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:08
Anglers still have the opportunity to harvest a paddlefish in Montana. At the end of Saturday, Region 7 Fisheries Manager Mike Backes estimated that 842 paddlefish have been harvested in the whole fishery in the Yellowstone River and in the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. The harvest cap is 1,000 fish.

Reminder, stop at AIS inspection stations

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:07
As the summer recreation season gets underway, water enthusiasts around the state need to remember to do their part in keeping Montana’s waters free from aquatic invasive species.

FWP sees growth in hunter, bowhunter ed class, recruiting more instructors

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:01
Across the country hunting enthusiasts are worried about the future of their pursuit. With the number of hunters declining nationally, that concern is understandable. However, Montana isn’t experiencing the same trend.

Take another shot at the dream - 2016 SuperTag chances on sale until June 30

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 13:28
Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. But hurry if you want a chance this year! Deadline to purchase those is June 30th!

Free fishing for all on Father's Day weekend - June 18-19

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 13:27
Here's the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19.

FWP Seeking Members for Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:45
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on the west-central Montana Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Dillon June 9

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:21
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting June 9 in Dillon, discussing a variety of proposed quotas and two easements.

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Dillon June 9

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:21
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting June 9 in Dillon, discussing a variety of proposed quotas and two easements.

RMATV-MC To Match Funds Raised At COW TAG Event!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:10

POCATELLO, ID (June 1, 2016) – Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to reveal that its long-time partner in the fight to protect recreational access, Rocky Mountain ATV-MC (RMATV-MC), has agreed once again to generously match each dollar* raised to support BRC at the upcoming annual COW TAG event hosted by Klim, another long-time partner for access.

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Don’t Forget: Keep Them Wet! FWP Highlights Catch and Release Fishing Techniques

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:01
With general stream fishing season underway, anglers are reminded to practice proper catch and release techniques for released fish.

If You Care, Leave Them There

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 09:52
Each spring, FWP receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife.

Surge in Yellowstone River not enough to help anglers reach harvest cap

Montana FWP - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 16:41
Anglers at Intake Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River were hoping that an expected surge last Wednesday in the river would bring spawning paddlefish in large numbers for the Memorial Day weekend, but Mother Nature wasn’t quite cooperating.
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