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August 2014 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:30
UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadline, Virginia 4WDA activities, Olympic National Forest wants input, NMOHVA Board Votes to Appeal Federal Court’s Decision, Oppose the creation of the Boulder White Clouds National Monument, King of the Hammers online video, Even in Kathmandu, … Continue reading →

Access Council Seeks Comment On Proposals

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:09
The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council is seeking comment through Sept.12 on draft recommendations regarding access to public and private land and on improving relationships among those who enjoy, participate and make hunting possible in Montana.

WASHINGTON - Olympic NF Seeks Input on Identifying a Sustainable Road System

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:51

The Olympic National Forest is hosting three final open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest. This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes environmental harm, and is safe and dependable because it is scaled to available resources. The open houses have been held around the Olympic Peninsula throughout this summer, with the final three being held in Shelton, Aberdeen, and Olympia during

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Hunters' Most Common Hunting Violations

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:24
Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws.

Hunters Need To Be Weed - Aware

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:23
Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A "noxious weed" is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities.

Hunters Asked To Report Signs Of Wolves

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:22
State wildlife officials remind landowners, hikers, anglers, OHV riders and others in the outdoors this fall to report wolf sightings to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Ask First To Hunt On Private Land

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:21
Don't wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven't already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible.

Stop At Game Check Stations

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:21
State law requires hunters to stop at all game check stations while traveling to and from hunting areas. Failure to stop at a checking station when personnel are on duty is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

Keep It Clean - Game Handling Tips

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:20
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that simple, common sense precautions are part of the safe and proper field dressing of big game.

What To Do With Your Big Game Carcass

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:19
How to best dispose of a big game carcass after the meat is in the freezer is a question all hunters face. The answer is simple enough but the regulations and reasons behind it are not understood by many hunters and that can lead to violations and fines.

2014 Hunting Regulations - The Hunter's Bible

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:15
Montana’s deer, elk and antelope regulation book—the hunter’s bible—is available online and at all FWP license providers.

2014 Big Game Hunting Seasons

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:14
2014 Big Game Hunting Seasons

Migratory Bird Hunters Need To Get HIP

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:13
Everyone who hunts doves, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, snipe, or coots in Montana must be "HIP" certified. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program.

Early Migratory Bird Seasons Set

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:12
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission has adopted final 2014 hunting regulations and season dates for "webless" migratory game birds.

Black Bear Hunters Must Keep Meat

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:11
Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Black Bear Season License Purchase Deadline

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:10
Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Do You Know A Bull When You See One?

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:09
With elk archery season opening Sept. 6, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk.

Antelope 900 Series Archery Season Underway

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:07
Many archery antelope hunters will be afield beginning 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.

Archery Hunting For Wolves Opens September 6

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:07
Archery hunters in Montana once again have the opportunity to pursue wolves this fall.

Bow Hunters Gear Up For Archery Season

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:06
Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 6. The bighorn sheep archery season begins Sept. 5.
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