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At Tax Time Remember Your Favorite Watchable Wildlife

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:28
Montana's annual income tax check-off fund for wildlife benefits the state's small wildlife species including birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and it provides a fast, convenient tax break.

Online Hunter Education Available To Adults

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:25
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers hunter education on the Internet to anyone 18 years and older.

Hunters' Bear Identification Training Required

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:23
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds all black bear hunters of the responsibility to avoid mistakenly shooting a grizzly bear during the state's upcoming spring black bear hunt. Montana's spring black bear hunting season begins April 15.

Elk And Deer Permit Application Due March 16

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:22
March 16 is the deadline to apply for Montana's 2015 deer and elk hunting permits. An easy-to-use application packet is available from all hunting license providers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and online at fwp.mt.gov.

Spring Turkey Permit Applications Deadline Is March 5

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:21
Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 11 this year. The deadline to apply for a Montana spring turkey permit available in some Montana counties is March 5.

Agencies Evaluating Results Of Recent Elk Brucellosis Surveillance

Montana FWP - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:22
From Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, researchers captured and tested ninety-three elk as part of surveillance coordinated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) to evaluate the presence of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area and to better understand how elk (and the disease) move across the landscape.

BRC National Land Use Update - February 19, 2015

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:20

Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999 -- The ROV In-Depth Examination Act - Last November, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. Your efforts did help delay imposition of the Rule, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is

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All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD's 320 & 333

Montana FWP - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:12
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 320 & 333, which include portions of Madison, Silver Bow, Gallatin and Jefferson counties, will close for the winter season one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:08

Become an Original Cosponsor of the RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TODAY Last November, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. Your efforts did help delay imposition of the Rule, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPS

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Respect Your Public Lands, Don't Litter

Montana FWP - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:23
Whether state or federally managed ground, it’s important to keep in mind that public lands belong to everyone. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking people who use these lands to pick up after themselves and leave no trace.

Creel Survey Begins in March on Missouri River

Montana FWP - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:45
Fish, Wildlife and Parks will interview anglers starting in March on the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade to get a better idea of angler usage and their opinions about the popular trout fishing river.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close HD 317

Montana FWP - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:26
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 317, which includes portions of Park County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

BRC & Coalition Leaders Honored At SnoWest 40th Anniversary Celebration

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:19

GOLDEN, CO (February 17, 2015) -- On January 30th and 31st SnoWest Magazine hosted a major event to Celebrate 40 years of the magazine's history. The weekend featured a number of events and brought several hundred riders to West Yellowstone. The attendees came from all over the U.S, and Canada.

The included a number of fun activities, such as demo rides of the latest snowmobile models, a poker run, a donation ride challenge, vintage snowmobile races, a video contest and much more.

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February 2015 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:11
UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadlines for 2015, UFWDA Survey ends soon, San Bernardino National Forest OHV Grant, Recognize those who make difference, Gruelling 4WD off-road test… in Borneo, Off-Roaders Unwelcome? Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc. SFWDA … Continue reading →

Friendships and Recreation

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:05
First published in the CBU Quarterly November 2014 Vol. 4 Issue #4 In December 1996, I was living in Western Washington, when my friend Tracy Whisonant called.  Tracy worked at Boeing and called to say he had a new designer in his group.  The guy was a snowmobiler and wanted to meet someone to show […]

Dutch Oven Cooking Demo At Montana Wild March 1

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:12
Chef Colleen Sloan will present a program about Dutch oven cooking on March 1 at Montana WILD.

FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Bitterroot River Closure Rule for Supply Ditch Diversion

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:15
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on a proposed rule that outlines the circumstances under which FWP could temporarily close a portion of the Bitterroot River surrounding Supply Ditch Diversion Dam for public safety.

New FWP License Year Begins March 1

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:01
Montana's 2015 hunting and fishing licenses—including conservation, fishing, spring black bear and turkey, upland game bird, deer and elk hunting licenses—are available now at all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and license providers.

Ice Fishing Safety Reminders

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:53
While ice fishing is a popular outdoor sport in Montana this time of year, anglers must be aware of local conditions that can impact the stability of the ice from one day to the next.

New Snowfall Could Trigger Avalanche Danger

Montana FWP - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:32
Traditional winter snows heading to Montana over the coming weeks and months will likely be accompanied by avalanche danger due to fresh and unstable snow.
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