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Paulo Reservoir Drawdown Slated

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:52
Staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the federal Bureau of Land Management will begin draining Paulo Reservoir on Aug. 15 to make way for a fisheries improvement project.

R3 Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet Thursday Aug. 14

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:58
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Thursday, August 14 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Public meeting August 16 on Johnson Valley changes

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:58
From the Bureau of Land Management Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and the Marine Corps will host a Resource Management Group meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area at the … Continue reading →

BRC BRINGS NEW SUIT TO RESTORE TRAIL ACCESS - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:56

Yesterday, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) filed a complaint against the Federal government to challenge the arbitrary closure of, "Trail 38," a high value single-track motorcycle trail in Wyoming. The BRC Legal Program is representing a local AMA District club and local users in the case. "Though the trail mileage is small, the stakes are high," said J.R. Riggins, a plaintiff in the suit and Wyoming dirt bike rider. "The Forest Service apparently thought it could fly under the radar and close this trail without meaningful

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Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Dearborn, Smith And Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:01
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has advised anglers on three central Montana rivers that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve.

Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Dearborn, Smith And Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:01
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has advised anglers on three central Montana rivers that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve.

FWP Seeks Tips on Deer Poaching Near Hamilton

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:41
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens are looking for tips on a deer poaching case that took place northwest of Hamilton in the neighborhood of Westhills Way (off Blodgett Camp Road) on Wednesday, August 6.

Stage I Fire restrictions Begin August 7 on West-Central Montana FWP Lands

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:39
Fishing access sites and wildlife management areas are among the public lands across west-central Montana to go under Stage I fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions apply to all WMAs and FASs in Mineral, Missoula & Ravalli Counties.

Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area Additions Decision Notice

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area Additions, a proposal to acquire 19.72 acres of island habitats along the Flathead River. If acquired, these parcels will be added to the existing Otter Island FCA that is located along the west side of the mainstem Flathead River, about 1.5 miles east of downtown Kalispell.

Update on Otter Attack at Lake of the Woods

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:41
FWP is still investigating an attack by two adult otters on a boy who was swimming on August 4 at Lake of the Woods east of Kalispell. According to FWP Investigator Brian Sommers, the boy received multiple bite wounds to his legs. Sommers said that the boy was treated and released yesterday at St. Luke Clinic in Polson.

Otters Injure Boy at Lake of the Woods East of Kalispell

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:41
Two adult otters attacked and injured a boy on August 4 at Lake of the Woods near Echo Lake east of Kalispell. The attack was reported to FWP by 911 dispatch. The otters attacked the boy when he was swimming in the lake. The boy received multiple bite wounds to his legs. FWP is actively investigating the incident.

Deadline is August 14 to Apply for Special Mountain License Drawing

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:39
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding mountain lion hunters that the deadline to apply for the special mountain lion license drawing has been moved to August 14 giving hunters only a few weeks to submit their applications. Most hunting districts in Regions One and Two require a Special Mountain Lion License to harvest a mountain lion with dogs. Hunters are encouraged to review the 2014 Mountain Lion Regulations, which are available at license providers, FWP regional offices, and at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/, to determine whether the hunting district they wish to harvest a lion with dogs is open to a general license, or if a special mountain license is required.

Powder River County Restricts Use of Fire

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:58
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at its fishing access site in Power River County.

Land Exchange Proposed at Marias River WMA

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposes to exchange 35.9 acres of the Marias River Wildlife Management Area with the Marias River Bird Preserve, the adjacent landowner on the southwest boundary of the WMA, for 76.7 acres the Preserve owns along that boundary.

Improvements Set to Begin at Greycliff FAS August 4

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:12
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will temporarily close the south campground at Greycliff Fishing Access Site on the Madison River south of Three Forks during an improvement project aimed at upgrading campsites beginning August 4.

Registration Open for Butte Wolf Trapper Certification Class

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:30
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class in Butte at the La Quinta Inn and Suites on September 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Certification is required for all would-be wolf trappers in the state of Montana. Individuals that have been certified in years past do not need to take the class again.

What Do Ants Taste Like?

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:59
A recent conversation with a friend brought about one of those questions that periodically shake the foundations of Western civilization.

Be 'Bear Aware' - Tips To Prevent Conflicts With Bears

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:55
Here are some tips from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to help prepare for bear-safe outings for the rest of the summer.

Always 'Inspect - Clean - Dry' Watercraft, Trailers And Fishing Gear

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:54
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages Montanans and visitors to "inspect, clean, and dry," boats, trailers and fishing gear to "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"

Always 'Inspect - Clean - Dry' Watercraft, Trailers And Fishing Gear

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:54
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages Montanans and visitors to "inspect, clean, and dry," boats, trailers and fishing gear to "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"
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