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Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:47
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1.

Bitterroot Closed to Floating from Woodside to Tucker FAS Due to Flow Conditions at Supply Ditch Diversion

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:39
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks put an emergency rule in place today that closes the Bitterroot River near Corvallis to all floating from Woodside to Tucker Fishing Access Sites due to flow conditions that make portage around the Supply Ditch Diversion Dam very difficult.

Hunting Permit Drawing Results Available Soon

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:38
The anticipation of thousands of Montana's hopeful deer and elk hunters is nearly over.

Montana's Special Drawing Deadlines

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:37
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 2 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.

2014 SuperTag Chances On Sale Now

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:35
Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale.

Spring Turkey Season Begins April 12

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:34
Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins Saturday, April 12. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online. The application deadline for western Montana's spring gobbler season permits has passed.

Spring Black Bear Hunting Opens April 15

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:33
Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens Tuesday, April 15.

Secretary’s Column: disaster assistance sign up for farmers and ranchers to begin April 15

US Forest Service - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
Over the past several years, livestock producers have suffered through long-term drought, blizzards and other extreme weather-related disasters. Without the surety of disaster assistance programs, severe weather has caused economic hardship for producers and many have struggled to survive. Since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which restored and strengthened disaster assistance programs, USDA has made quick implementation of these programs a top priority. I am pleased to say that thanks to the hard work of Farm Service Agency employees across the country to stand up these programs, farmers and ranchers can begin signing up for disaster assistance starting this Tuesday.

Forest Service, White House Council on environmental quality announce new 21CSC member organizations

US Forest Service - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 —The U.S. Forest Service and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today recognized 24 groups as new 21st Century Conservation Service Corps member organizations, bringing the total number of 21CSC member organizations to 124.

Comment Sought on Stocking Tiger Muskies in Ackley, Martinsdale

Montana FWP - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:45
Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to stock tiger muskies in Ackley and Martinsdale reservoirs.

Miles City Eagle Camera Online

Montana FWP - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:19
MILES CITY-- A camera providing 24 hour live feed footage of nesting Bald Eagles is officially live today.

FWS Announces Reopening of Comment Period for Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:03

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), has announced that they are reopening the public comment period on the October 28, 2013, proposed rule to list the Bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The FWS is reopening the comment period on the October 28, 2013, proposed rule to designate critical habitat for this DPS for an additional 60 days.

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FWP To Host Second Bison Discussion In Lewistown April 15-16

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:57
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a two-day discussion in Lewistown, April 15-16, on issues related to efforts to complete a bison conservation and management plan for Montana.

New Fees For Moose, Sheep, Goat, Hunting Applications - Due May 1

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:55
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials remind hunters applying for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses that they will see changes in fees as a result of state legislation adopted last year.

Reno Off-Road Expo Off The Hook!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:57
Image:  Contact:  Del Albright, BRC Director of Operations

RENO, NV (April 9, 2014). Lockett Shows produce the Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo every year in Reno, NV and this year they rocked the charts with a very generous donation to BRC. Al and Shirley Lockett, owners and show producers of Lockett Shows (http://www.lockettshows.com/) are involved in many promotions, but they are especially fond of the Off-Road Motorsports show because they also love motorsports like four-wheeling.

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BRC At Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:50

This year's Hill Climb event was successful for BlueRibbon in memberships and donations while providing an outstanding location for outreach on issues effecting snowmobilers.

Again this year the Jackson Snow Devils provided BlueRibbon a booth near the food vendor area at the Hill Climb event.

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Obama Administration outlines strategy to better address the nation’s wildland fire threats

US Forest Service - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 —As the 2014 wildfire season approaches, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots today released the Administration’s National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. This strategy, developed by federal, state, tribal and local community partners, and public stakeholders, outlines new approaches to coordinate and integrate efforts to restore and maintain healthy landscapes, prepare communities for fire season, and better address the nation’s wildland fire threats.

REMINDER: Whitefish River Boating Restrictions Public Meeting Set for April 10

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:13
The Whitefish River currently has a no wake restriction from the outlet of Whitefish Lake to the JP Bridge. This amendment would further restrict the river as follows:

MONTANA - Divide Travel Plan DEIS Comment Period Extended Until June 12, 2014

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:25

In response to requests received from the public, the Helena National Forest has decided to extend the comment period for the Divide Travel Plan - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). As a result, the comment period for the DEIS is being extended until June 12, 2014. The deadline for submission of comments on the proposed Programmatic Forest Plan Amendment will remain June 12, 2014.Information on providing comments is available on the Helena National Forest website at

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CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:03
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake. Lake trout from Flathead Lake, like all fish, contain mercury. These guidelines are designed to be used by anglers to make personal decisions for eating lake trout safely as part of a healthy diet.
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