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Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Dearborn, Smith and Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:32
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers in the wake of recent rains and cooler weather.

Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Dearborn, Smith and Sun Rivers

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:32
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers in the wake of recent rains and cooler weather.

Pine Grove Pond Project Will Begin on September 2

Montana FWP - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:37
FWP will begin a road and path project at Pine Grove Pond FAS on Tuesday September 2nd. The project will improve the access road as well as finish paving the foot path around the pond.

Online Registration Open for Some Northwest Montana Hunter Education Classes

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:49
Online registration is now open for Hunter Education classes across northwest Montana. All registration for Hunter Education Classes in northwest Montana is through the FWP website online. Register online at fwp.mt.gov; click Hunter Ed Schedule and follow directions to register. See link: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html . All class details will be found online. Here are schedules for communities to date:

Female Grizzly Bear and Two Cubs Recaptured Along the Flathead River

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:48
On August 22nd, a six-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured along the Flathead River, west of Columbia Falls Stage Road. The family group was captured earlier this year on the Flathead Indian Reservation by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Biologists. The bears were captured in an attempt to move them away from homes before any conflicts occurred. The family group had been relocated on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Within several weeks, they swam the reservoir and crossed over the top of the Swan Mountains into the Flathead Valley.

Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Decision Notice

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:46
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements at the Island Lake Fishing Access Site (FAS) located in Lincoln County (T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31), including an improved gravel access road, a designated parking area for 6 to 8 vehicles with trailers, gravel boat ramp, 4 designated campsites, a concrete vault latrine, fencing, fire rings, and informational and directional signs. Camping would be allowed at the FAS, in designated sites only, for a nightly camping fee of $7 as per the FAS Biennial Fee Rule that was adopted by the FWP Commission in 2013.

Fire restrictions lifted at Yellowstone County fishing access sites

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:26
— Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County.

Upland Game Bird and Pheasant Bag Limit for 2014

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:22
Most of Montana's upland game bird seasons run Sept. 1-Jan.1, 2015—with the exception of sage-grouse season, which closes Sept. 30.

Sustainable ATV Trails; Keeping water and soil healthy with sediment control

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:52
Recently published online, is a website linked to the USFS outlining the basics of sustainable trails and lists of resources. While aimed at ATV, the message is the same for 4×4 trails. http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/atv_trails_site/index.html learn about the relationship between soil and … Continue reading →

Most Upland Game Bird Hunting Seasons To Open September 1

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:27
MILES CITY--Opening day for most of Montana's upland game bird hunting seasons occur on the same day every year—Sept. 1.

ANTELOPE 900 SERIES ARCHERY SEASON UNDERWAY

Montana FWP - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:23
MILES CITY--Archery antelope hunters hit the field on 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.

COMMENT EXAMPLE: Clearwater National Forest proposal on mechanized/snowmobile use

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:48
The following comment example was share with CBU by Lawrence Krizan of Wise River, Montana. We urge you to study this issue for yourself and make a comment. Mr. Krizan’s comment provides great points for you use in your comments. Comments may mailed to: Joyce Thompsen 903 Third Street Kamiah, ID 83536   Example comment […]

Fish & Wildlife Commission Conference Call Set For Aug. 26

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:37
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via telephone conference call on Aug. 26 to adopt the upcoming seasons' waterfowl hunting regulations.

Stage I Fire restrictions in effect Beginning August 7 in portions of Sanders and Lake Counties

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 1 will adopt Stage I Fire Restrictions for all FWP Fishing Access Sites, State Parks, and Wildlife Management Areas within the following counties and Fire Zone Areas: Northwest Zone: Lake County within the Flathead Indian Reservation; and Sanders County within the Missoula Restriction Zone (Lolo National Forest).

Registration Open for Kalispell Wolf Trapper Certification Class

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class at the Region One FWP Headquarters (490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell) on Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one-time certification is required for all wolf trappers in Montana. Individuals that have been certified in years past do not need to take the class again. Another wolf trapper certification class will be held at the Fairgrounds in Kalispell on Saturday, December 6. Online registration is required for all participants. This course, and others scheduled around the state, can be found at fwp.mt.gov under the “Education” tab.

BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN HIKING EVENT

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:39
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is offering a hike on September 13 near Thompson Falls.

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in Whitefish Deer Poaching Investigation

Montana FWP - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:37
Dillon Erickson recently pled guilty in Flathead County Justice Court to charges stemming from the illegal harvest of multiple whitetail deer in the Whitefish area. Charges included four counts of hunting during a closed season, four counts of waste of a big game animal, and four counts of unlawful possession/transportation. Erickson lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for 5 years, including accompaniment of anyone else engaged in those activities. He received fines of $4,820 and must pay restitution to FWP for $2,000. He also received a sentence of six months in jail, but the jail sentence was suspended.

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

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:56

Recently, 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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Helena Hunter Education Class Filling Up; Registration Now Open

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:22
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering fall hunter education classes in the Helena area beginning Sept.8, at two locations: C.R. Anderson Middle School and East Helena Middle School.

Seven hunter education classes set in Yellowstone County

Montana FWP - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:54
Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for September in Yellowstone County.
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