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FWP To Host Bison Discussion In Billings July 14-15

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a two-day discussion in Billings, July 14-15, on issues related to a bison conservation and management plan for Montana.

Know The 'No-Wake' Rules

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:14
If you recreate on the water, it is your responsibility to know and understand the "no-wake" rules in effect on Montana waters. That includes operators of personal watercraft.

Know The 'No-Wake' Rules

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:14
If you recreate on the water, it is your responsibility to know and understand the "no-wake" rules in effect on Montana waters. That includes operators of personal watercraft.

Boating Accidents Must Be Reported

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:12
In Montana, the most common types of boating accidents are collisions with another vessel, capsizing, collision with fixed or floating objects and falling overboard.

Boating Accidents Must Be Reported

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:12
In Montana, the most common types of boating accidents are collisions with another vessel, capsizing, collision with fixed or floating objects and falling overboard.

New Boat Validation Decals Required

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:10
Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current orange decals expired Feb. 28.

New Boat Validation Decals Required

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:10
Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current orange decals expired Feb. 28.

FWP Offers Boating Safety Course

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:08
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds boat operators to take a boating safety course. FWP’s boat education program includes a home-study course or on-line education course for motorboat and personal watercraft operators.

Boating Safety Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Montana FWP - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:05
As the summer boating season begins, FWP urges all boaters to follow three basic rules on the water:

NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service to Hold Plan Revision Meeting on July 10

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:43

The Forest Service will hold a plan revision public meeting on July 10, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Resort Drive, Asheville, N.C. The meeting is part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process. Discussion topics will include (1) wildlife habitat and (2) managing for ecosystem integrity and ecosystem diversity. An information and comment station for Wild and Scenic Rivers will also be available. The tentative meeting time is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A meeting agenda

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Mud Drags this Sunday June 29th

Mountaineers - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:03

The Mountaineers Mud Drags are this weekend, June 29th at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman, MT.

The date for the even was originally Saturday, but we had to move it Sunday due to a scheduling conflict at the Fairgrounds.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. Racing begins at 3 p.m.

Two Young Female Grizzlies Relocated to the Cabinet Mountains

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:05
Two young female grizzly bears were relocated today to the Cabinet Mountains as part of the Cabinet Mountains grizzly bear population augmentation program. FWP captured the two 2-yr olds grizzly bears in Deadhorse Creek in the Whitefish Range (Flathead National Forest). The bears are siblings and were captured in the backcountry specifically to be relocated to the Cabinet Mountains as part of an on-going grizzly bear population augmentation program. The bears have no history of conflict with humans and have never been captured before. The bears were relocated to the Cabinet Mountains and released above Spar Lake in the Kootenai National Forest.

Dead Grizzlies found in the Ferndale Area

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:05
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Enforcement is assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on an investigation into the deaths of three young grizzly bears found in the Ferndale area. The case is ongoing, so no further information can be provided at this time. Anyone with information can contact 1-800-TIP-MONT. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Black Bear Euthanized near Lake Mary Ronan

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:03
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks personnel euthanized a yearling black bear in the Lake Mary Ronan area on Tuesday June 10th. The bear was euthanized because of its close proximity to people in campgrounds during the day. Camp foods and garbage were left available for the bear, teaching it that people are a resource for food. As the foraging continued the bear became more determined to get the foods even in occupied campsites. This became a dangerous situation and was a significant threat to human safety.

Kids Catch Nice Lake Trout at Fishing Without Barriers Day

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:56
A total of 75 anglers with disabilities participated in the 21st annual Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 12. The anglers caught a total of 15 lake trout from fishing boats trolling on the lake; the largest lake trout measured 27 inches and weighed 6 pounds. Some of the youngest anglers caught the largest fish. Ten year old Troy Dixon caught the 6-pounder, and the McQueen sisters (Olivia, Meghan, and Joanna) caught a 3 pound, 24-inch lake trout.

FWP Region One Seeks Applicants for Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:51
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking volunteer applicants to fill four slots on the Region One Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is in its 19th year and was established to provide input and guidance to FWP from the public. This is a general advisory committee that works with FWP on all issues and programs.

Prevent Conflicts With Bears

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:41
Here are some tips from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks that will help in preparing for bear-safe outings this spring and summer.

Keep Backyards Bear Resistant

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:40
Bear activity is picking up in many Montana neighborhoods, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking residents to keep bear attractants contained.

Spare The Life Of A Young Wild Animal

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:38
Every spring FWP biologists, wardens and others observe how good intentions go wrong when young wildlife are picked-up and moved from their surroundings by well-meaning people.

Keep The Tip-Mont Number Handy This Summer

Montana FWP - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:37
Montana's TIP-MONT "crimestopper" program operates all summer long to manage reports of recreation-related violations. Call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or 1-800-847-6668.
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