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Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In Hunting District 500

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:18
By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, will be closed to all hunting of bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Announces Annual Meeting

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:36

For those who live in or around Washington state, or those who enjoy its many recreational attractions, the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) has announced its annual meeting. This meeting is open to the public, and will feature discussion on Washington recreational issues and WOHVA's plans for the following year.

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Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:16
Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today.

Wolf Stamp Won't Be Offered This Year

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:16
Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be adopted this year, state wildlife officials said today.

FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:14
In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets.

FWP Clarifies Red-Eared Slider Turtle Status

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:14
In response to recent news reports Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today clarified some rules and regulations related to a new classification of a turtle that many hold as pets.

FOR KIDS ONLY - PHEASANT AND WATERFOWL WEEKEND

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:37
Montana's young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 27–28. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days.

2014 Deer Hunting Outlook

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:32
Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of Montana but should be improving with favorable weather and habitat conditions in 2014.

2014 Elk Hunting Outlook

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:30
With elk populations continuing to be strong across most of Montana these are good times for elk hunters.

2014 Antelope Hunting Outlook

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:29
Things are looking up for Montana antelope with populations continuing to recover from previous years' winter mortality and reduced recruitment in central and eastern Montana.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 312 And 393

Montana FWP - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:01
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 312 and 393, which include portions of Gallatin, Park and Meagher counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Hunters, be Prepared for Bears this Fall

Montana FWP - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:57
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that bears are very active this time of year, searching out food from late summer berry crops.

IDAHO - Nez Perce-Clearwater NF Extends Forest Plan Revision Scoping Comment Period

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:54

The Forest Service has extended the scoping comment period for an additional 60 days on the Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Information gathered during this scoping period, as well as other information, will be used to prepare the draft plan and the draft EIS. Comments must be received by November 14, 2014. The Nez Perce-Clearwater process is particularly important given some of the key issues and the long-running role of key participants including:

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Public Comment Sought on Marias River WMA Access Agreement

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:06
Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the F & W Commission are seeking public comment on a settlement agreement that would provide public access to the Marias River Wildlife Management Area south of Shelby.

NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service to Host Trail Strategy Meeting

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:35

The National Forests in North Carolina have announced that they will host a workshop on September 18, 2014, to address management of non-motorized and motorized recreation trails across the Uwharrie National Forest. The meeting will be held 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy, North Carolina.  Representatives from a wide range of trail-user groups, individuals who represent local communities and ecotourism, or

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As featured in the CBU Quarterly: Trails and Etiquette

Citizens for Balanced Use - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:37
This article was originally featured in the August 2014 Edition of the CBU Quarterly. You can receive the Quarterly by mail. It’s Free! Trails and Etiquette CBU thanks the Gallatin Equestrian Partnership for the following Etiqutte advice.  We would all be well served to apply these tips no matter what form of multiple-use we choose to […]

Persistence in our Action: Suggested Letter to the Editor and list of important contacts

Citizens for Balanced Use - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:08
Message from John George, Forest Access for All “One of the big misconceptions is that this is a travel management plan and we are closing roads and trails. A forest plan does not close roads and trails. It is as simple as that,” Kramer said We are smarter than this and its time we stand […]

Community effort set to end wild turkey feeding

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:33
City officials are asking all Red Lodge residents to help disperse the turkeys into a more natural setting by discontinuing feeding in town.

Montana WILD & Montana State Parks Hosting Helena Outdoor Festival Sept. 27

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:03
In celebration of National Public Lands Day and National Hunting & Fishing Day, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and several partner organizations will provide a free youth Outdoor Festival at Montana WILD and Spring Meadow Lake State Park.

Behind the Lens of a FWP Film Producer at Montana WILD Sept. 25

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:02
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks' award-winning filmmaker Mike Gurnett will screen and discuss his films and video work at Montana WILD on Sept. 25.
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