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Citizens for Balanced Use - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:57
How Radical Environmentalists are using “Sportsmen’s” groups as camouflage.

FWP WARDENS GRADUATE FROM MONTANA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:26
Seven Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens graduated Friday, March 25 from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena. Four of those graduates will be stationed in Region 7.

FWP Wardens Graduate from Montana Law Enforcement Academy

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 14:35
Seven Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens graduated Friday, March 25 from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena.

FWP Wardens Graduate from Montana Law Enforcement Academy

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 14:35
Seven Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens graduated Friday, March 25 from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena.

CALIFORNIA - Public Invited to Provide Input for Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 13:55

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has announced dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area Management Plan. The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle

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All Mountain Lion Hunting Closed HD 317

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 08:27
The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 317, which includes portions of Park County, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD 102

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 08:26
The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 102, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, March 28, 2016.

WASHINGTON - Comment Period Extended for the Colville Forest Draft Revised Forest Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 08:30

The timeframe to comment on the Colville National Forest draft revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been extended by 45 days; the deadline for submitting comments is now July 5, 2016. The extension provides additional time for the public to review the documents and submit comments. The draft forest plan and DEIS became available for review on February 19, 2016, for a minimum

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Region 6 FWP Seeking Landowners For Upland Game Bird Cost-Share Program

Montana FWP - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:32
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP) is seeking landowners interested in planting food plots for game birds in 2016. The primary focus in Region 6 will be in Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, and Richland counties.

FWP Seeking Assistance With Fish Information Web Portal

Montana FWP - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:07
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking anglers, and those interested in accessing fish information, for their assistance in developing a new fisheries information site. FWP seeks to gather input from the public to determine what information is most valuable, usable, and understandable.

Reminder: Hunter Education Class Scheduled for Polson/Pablo/Ronan

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:47
A Hunter Education Course is scheduled for the Ronan/Polson/Pablo area beginning March 15. Classes are held at the Beaverhead Building at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. Classes run from 6:30-9 p.m. on March 15, 16, and 17; Field course is scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 8-4 p.m. Test night is Monday, March 21, 6:30-9 p.m.

Northwest Montana Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:46
Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors received service awards from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at the annual Region One Instructor Workshop held Saturday, March 5 at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. A total of 44 Instructors received Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education service awards ranging from 5 to 45 years of service. All service award recipients receive a plaque; additional awards include: 10 year: engraved knife; 20 year: FWP belt buckle; 30 year: voucher for purchase of a firearm; 45 year: Filson vest. A number of other awards were also presented.

Hunter Education Class Scheduled for Columbia Falls, Kila, and Hot Springs

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:43
All hunter education classes are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985, must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. A student must be at least 10 years old to take the course.

Man Cited for Possession of Big Horn Sheep Horns

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:41
Lake county resident Michael Filipek recently accepted a plea bargain and pled guilty to FWP violations in Lake County Justice Court stemming from the unlawful possession of big horn sheep horns from Wild Horse Island State Park. In addition, Filepek was cited for an unlawfully killed bobcat and mountain lion (not killed on Wild Horse Island).

Comments Sought on Draft EA Proposing to Convert Field on Marias WMA

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:24
Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment that proposes to convert vegetation on a 33-acre field on the Marias River Wildlife Management Area. Field conversion would be from crested wheatgrass to a more native composition.

Billings field day set for hunter education online students

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 14:54
A field day for students who have completed the online version of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter education class is set for April 13 and 14 in Billings.

Male Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In HD 250

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 08:40
The hunting of all male mountain lions in western Montana hunting district HD 250, which includes portions of Ravalli County closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

All Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In HD's 212 & 215

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 08:39
The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 212 and 215, which includes portions of Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow counties, closed at one half hour after sunset on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Scott Thompson Hired as Region 6 FWP Wildlife Manager

Montana FWP - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 17:09
Scott Thompson was recently appointed as the Region 6 Wildlife Manager for Montana of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He will be based out of Glasgow and replaces Mark Sullivan, who became the Region 6 Supervisor in October of 2015.

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications Due March 31

Montana FWP - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 17:04
Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (from Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this drawing can be made by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received by March 31, 2016.
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