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ACCESS: Ask early, Don't wait

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:03
Montana's millions of acres of private land offer some good hunting opportunities—the only catch is gaining the landowner's permission to hunt.

Southeastern Montana Antelope Populations Slowly Recovering

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:59
MILES CITY-- Recent surveys across Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages.

Wardens Investigate Elk Poaching Near Canyon Creek

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:29
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens are investigating the recent poaching of a bull elk near Canyon Creek northwest of Helena. The animal was discovered about a quarter of a mile off Lincoln Road in an alfalfa field. Apparently, it had been shot and left to waste, with neither antlers nor meat salvaged.

BRC UTAH LAND USE UPDATE-Help Stop Massive Land Grab in Utah!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:28

Immediate Action Requested - Recently more than a dozen Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to designate 1.8 million acres of red rock lands surrounding Canyonlands National Park in Utah as a national monument. None of these Senators are from Utah and only two are even from western states. Signatories were Senato

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Fire restrictions lifted at Carbon County fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:06
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Carbon County.

Comments Sought on New Helena Valley FAS

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:33
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental statement proposing the development of a new fishing access site on Prickly Pear Creek in the Helena Valley.

Comments Sought on New Helena Valley FAS

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:33
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental statement proposing the development of a new fishing access site on Prickly Pear Creek in the Helena Valley.

Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Dearborn, Smith and Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:32
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers in the wake of recent rains and cooler weather.

Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Dearborn, Smith and Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:32
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers in the wake of recent rains and cooler weather.

Pine Grove Pond Project Will Begin on September 2

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:37
FWP will begin a road and path project at Pine Grove Pond FAS on Tuesday September 2nd. The project will improve the access road as well as finish paving the foot path around the pond.

Online Registration Open for Some Northwest Montana Hunter Education Classes

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:49
Online registration is now open for Hunter Education classes across northwest Montana. All registration for Hunter Education Classes in northwest Montana is through the FWP website online. Register online at fwp.mt.gov; click Hunter Ed Schedule and follow directions to register. See link: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html . All class details will be found online. Here are schedules for communities to date:

Female Grizzly Bear and Two Cubs Recaptured Along the Flathead River

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:48
On August 22nd, a six-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured along the Flathead River, west of Columbia Falls Stage Road. The family group was captured earlier this year on the Flathead Indian Reservation by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Biologists. The bears were captured in an attempt to move them away from homes before any conflicts occurred. The family group had been relocated on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Within several weeks, they swam the reservoir and crossed over the top of the Swan Mountains into the Flathead Valley.

Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Decision Notice

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:46
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements at the Island Lake Fishing Access Site (FAS) located in Lincoln County (T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31), including an improved gravel access road, a designated parking area for 6 to 8 vehicles with trailers, gravel boat ramp, 4 designated campsites, a concrete vault latrine, fencing, fire rings, and informational and directional signs. Camping would be allowed at the FAS, in designated sites only, for a nightly camping fee of $7 as per the FAS Biennial Fee Rule that was adopted by the FWP Commission in 2013.

Fire restrictions lifted at Yellowstone County fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:26
— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County.

Upland Game Bird and Pheasant Bag Limit for 2014

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:22
Most of Montana's upland game bird seasons run Sept. 1-Jan.1, 2015—with the exception of sage-grouse season, which closes Sept. 30.

Sustainable ATV Trails; Keeping water and soil healthy with sediment control

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:52
Recently published online, is a website linked to the USFS outlining the basics of sustainable trails and lists of resources. While aimed at ATV, the message is the same for 4×4 trails. http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/atv_trails_site/index.html learn about the relationship between soil and … Continue reading →

Most Upland Game Bird Hunting Seasons To Open September 1

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:27
MILES CITY--Opening day for most of Montana's upland game bird hunting seasons occur on the same day every year—Sept. 1.

ANTELOPE 900 SERIES ARCHERY SEASON UNDERWAY

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:23
MILES CITY--Archery antelope hunters hit the field on Aug. 15 with a 900 series license to archery hunt antelope of either sex in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

COMMENT EXAMPLE: Clearwater National Forest proposal on mechanized/snowmobile use

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:48
The following comment example was share with CBU by Lawrence Krizan of Wise River, Montana. We urge you to study this issue for yourself and make a comment. Mr. Krizan’s comment provides great points for you use in your comments. Comments may mailed to: Joyce Thompsen 903 Third Street Kamiah, ID 83536   Example comment […]

Fish & Wildlife Commission Conference Call Set For Aug. 26

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:37
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via telephone conference call on Aug. 26 to adopt the upcoming seasons' waterfowl hunting regulations.
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