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Harrison Lake Boat Dock Out Of Service After Wind Damage

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 13:42
(Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public that recent windy conditions at Harrison Lake (aka Willow Creek Reservoir) have severely damaged the boat dock at the Harrison Fishing Access Site.

Alert: Angling Restrictions Lifted On Some Southwest Montana Rivers

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 13:31
(Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that angling restrictions are being lifted on sections of the Big Hole, Ruby and Beaverhead Rivers effective Tuesday, July 12 as a result cooler weather and precipitation. Restrictions remain in place on other southwest Montana rivers for the near future.

Registration open for Wolf Trapper Certification classes

Montana FWP - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 15:57
Openings still remain for three Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Trapper Certification classes being held around the state later this summer and winter.

Seven Deer Shot and Left to Waste

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:49
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Enforcement is asking the public for help in solving a case involving seven deer that were killed in the Norris area over the holiday weekend.

Dedication of Wall Creek WMA Addition Set For Sat., July 9

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:48
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and partners from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) invite the public to celebrate the addition of 631 acres to the Wall Creek Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, July 9.

Fishing Restrictions on Lower East Gallatin River

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the East Gallatin River effective Friday, July 8 as a result of high water temperatures.

Balancing Angling Opportunities and Fish Health During a Hot, Dry Summer

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:28
In Montana, where angling is a year-round pursuit, fishing is on the brain constantly.

Stand-up paddleboards have safety equipment requirements, like other vessels

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:27
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind persons using stand-up paddleboard (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on board.

Montana 2016-17 waterfowl and “webless” migratory bird regulations set early

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:19
Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are already complete for the 2016-17 hunting seasons. This is several weeks earlier than seasons have been set in the past, giving hunters more time to plan.

Campfires, smoking restricted at south central Montana fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:04
Montana FWP has banned campfires and restricted smoking and other activities at all of its fishing access sites in five south central Montana counties, including two counties in Region 7.

Hunter Education Course for Women Offered in Missoula

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 09:52
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a hunter education field course July 26-Aug. 4, geared to women that are looking to receive hunter education certification and a more in-depth understanding of firearm safety and operation and other hunting-related topics.

Campfires, smoking restricted at south central Montana fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 16:17
Montana FWP has banned campfires and restricted smoking and other activities at all of its fishing access sites in five south central Montana counties.

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Helena, Wednesday, July 13

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:32
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will cover a broad range of topics at their July 13 meeting, including potential agreement on Yellowstone Grizzly Bear management, Montana’s 2015-16 wolf hunting and trapping season, seasonal closure of a fishing access near Great Falls and final approval of upland game bird quotas and limits.

Ashland Hunter Ed course accepts online students for field day

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 09:37
A Hunter Education course scheduled for August 1-6 in Ashland also will accept online Hunter Education students during its field day on August 6.

FWP seeking members for Region 5 Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 08:20
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on its Citizen Advisory Committee for south central Montana.

No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:16
Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July 4th weekend is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home.

Who we are and where we're going

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:50
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks touches the lives of almost everyone who lives in or visits this state. Our work affects ranchers, hunters, anglers, farmers, outfitters, guides, state parks visitors, hotel and cafe owners, tourists, fly shop employees, students, and many others.

How to bear proof your home, cabin

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:49
It’s summer; time for many folks to head to the mountains for vacation.

Stand-up paddleboards have safety equipment requirements, like other vessels

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:47
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind persons using stand-up paddleboard (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on board. The use of SUPs has exploded in Montana over the past few years. The vessels are fun, easy-to-use and have equipment requirements, not unlike other vessels.

They're sure cute, but please leave young animals alone

Montana FWP - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:45
Each spring, FWP receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife.
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