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State Land Section Closed Due to Grizzly Activity

Montana FWP - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:47
State Section 16, a piece of land southwest of Emigrant in the Paradise Valley (approximately three miles up Big Creek), was put under emergency closure today because of grizzly bear activity in the area and the presence of a fresh elk carcass immediately adjacent to the trail.

Moose Shot, Left to Waste North of Butte

Montana FWP - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:22
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks received numerous reports of a dead moose off Lowland Road near Maney Lake in the Elk Park area north of Butte Wednesday.

"Its Your Country - Get Out and VOTE" on Election Day

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:13

Election day is just under a week away, and it is important for you to get out and vote to let your voice be heard. Furthermore, it is important for you to make your vote count. Do you know which candidates are looking out for your interest and which are not? These are questions you need to ask yourself. And understand: every vote counts. There are four ways you can find out if a a candidate is right for your beliefs: 1) check the voting record on key issues; 2) read their website for issues and platforms; 3

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Weather Plays Role in Opening-Weekend Hunting Success in South Central Montana

Montana FWP - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:34
Weather in south central Montana played a big role in the opening day of the 2014 general big game season.

CALIFORNIA - FS Announces Launch of Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Analysis on Five Forests

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:16

The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) of the U.S. Forest Service will soon begin environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) based on Subpart C of the Travel Management Rule. Five national forests in California are undertaking Subpart C analysis to improve their management of over-snow vehicle use and to designate a system of areas, roads, and trails, including groomed trails, for over-snow vehicle use. This process is being conducted, in part,  to meet the

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Recreation Community Mourns Loss Of An Access Champion

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:56
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ELKO, NV (October 29, 2014) -- Grant Gerber, a long-time advocate for public access to public lands (and a true cowboy of the open range), passed away recently. "He [is] remembered for dedicating his life to fighting for local rights against federal encroachment," read the story in the Elko Daily Free Press, the local newspaper for Grant's hometown. But to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and the OHV community, he was much more.

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NEVADA - BLM Hosts Public Meetings for the Draft RMP/EIS Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:27

As part of the draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices, the Bureau of Land Management will host five public meetings the first two weeks of November.     November 3 - Laughlin Library, 2840 South Needles Hwy, Laughlin November 5 - James I. Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson

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Public Forum Planned with Region 3 Supervisor Candidates

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:10
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites the public to attend Region 3’s Supervisor candidate forum on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman (1325 N. 7th Ave).

Two Young Grizzlies Relocated in Southwest Montana

Montana FWP - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:34
Two young grizzly bears were captured in the Gardiner area within the last week and relocated. The bears were female, siblings, and about two years old

Hunting Experience Positive in Southeastern Montana

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:20
MILES CITY--Hunters stopping at various Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations throughout southeastern Montana consistently report having a positive experience and an increase in the number of antelope, deer and elk observed during their hunt compared to last year.

Hunters Be Cautious While Hunting Near Marias Pass

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:20
A wounded grizzly bear in HD 415 near Marias Pass is cause for hunters to take extra caution while hunting and removing animals from the field.

Hunters Be Cautious While Hunting Near Marias Pass

Montana FWP - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:20
A wounded grizzly bear in HD 415 near Marias Pass is cause for hunters to take extra caution while hunting and removing animals from the field.

Hunter Numbers and Harvest Up On Opening Weekend in West-Central Montana

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:37
Opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers, with more big game animals harvested than in last season’s opener.

Public Meeting for FWP Region One Supervisor Candidates Set for November 6

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:52
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a meeting and forum on Thursday, November 6 to give members of the public an opportunity to meet several candidates for the open position of FWP Region One Supervisor in Kalispell.

Solid Opener for Whitetail Deer in Northwest Montana

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:50
Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. At the six northwest Montana check stations, a total of 3,154 hunters checked 150 white-tailed deer (123 of these were bucks), 33 mule deer, and 11 elk for a 6.2 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares with a 4.1 percent rate of hunters with game last year at the check stations.

Region 3 Opening Weekend Hunting Numbers

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:24
Montana’s general deer and elk season got underway Saturday with warm conditions greeting most hunters and some seeing their first day hampered by dense fog. On Sunday, hunters met colder conditions and freezing rain and snow at higher elevations.

Opening of Big Game Season Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:47
Hunters hit the Rocky Mountain Front for the opening weekend of Montana’s general big game season and took home fewer elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to the past four years.

Public Comment Extended on Marias River WMA Access Agreement

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:46
Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the FWP Commission have extended the public comment period for a proposed settlement agreement that would provide public access to the Marias River Wildlife Management Area south of Shelby.

FWP Approves Proposed Fur Farm Near Roy

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved and issued a license to a commercial fur farm southwest of Roy.

Illegal Walleye Introduction Discovered in Bynum Reservoir

Montana FWP - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:41
Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists have discovered illegally introduced walleye in Bynum Reservoir along the Rocky Mountain Front.
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