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All Alberton Gorge, Forks Access Sites Reopened

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 13:55
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened all Fishing Access Sites (FASs) in the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River today, including Triple Bridges, Ralph’s Takeout and Middle and Lower Osprey. Forks FAS, on the West Fork of Fish Creek was also reopened.

Boaters Must Steer Clear Of Scuba Divers

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:40
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks reminds boaters, anglers and others on the water to be on the lookout for scuba divers.

Applications For Open Water Fishing Contests Due Nov. 1

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:39
Applications for open water fishing contests for summer 2016 are due to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by Nov. 1.

Fish & Wildlife Commission Work Session Set For Sept. 18 In Helena

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:36
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will hold a work session on Sept. 18 in Helena to further discuss proposed hunting season guidelines aimed at reducing some elk populations.

BRC Board Of Directors Election

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:41

UPDATE: Online voting is now open! If you are a BRC member in good standing, visit http://www.sharetrails.org/ballot2015 to cast your vote today! (online voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015).

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Duck Identification Class At Montana WILD - September 25

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 13:40
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a class on duck identification at Montana WILD on Sept. 25.

Living With Wildlife - Grizzly Bears - September 24

Montana FWP - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 13:39
The first offering in the new "Living with Wildlife" education series Sept. 24 at Montana WILD will focus on grizzly bears.

Alberton Gorge to Reopen Friday

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 14:58
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the Alberton Gorge stretch of the Clark Fork River between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites (FASs) on Friday, Sept. 4.

Habitat Improvement Important for Wildlife Big and Small

Montana FWP - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:23
Recent habitat improvement work on Fleecer Mountain and Mount Haggin wildlife management areas (WMAs) in southwest Montana is improving vital winter range for deer and elk while also helping protect smaller wildlife species.

CALIFORNIA - BLM Plans Meetings on Cow Mountain Recreation Management Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:30

The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will hold public scoping meetings in September to gather comments for a recreation management plan for North and South Cow Mountain. BRC strongly supports the managed OHV recreation program at the Cow Mountain National Recreation Area (NRA). The NRA provides important OHV opportunities for both casual riders and competitors in motorized events.

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Hunter Education Classes Scheduled For Some Northwest Montana Communities: students must register online

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:42
Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge.

FWP Asks for Cooperation as Bear Activity Increases

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:40
Montana FWP Officials are urging people to clean up all bear attractants on their property as bear activity rapidly increases. On Tuesday, FWP Bear and Lion Specialist Erik Wenum and Bear Technician Kylie Jones received 32 calls regarding black bears in conflict with people, ranging from simply eating apples to attempting to break into multiple homes.

FWP Looking for Input on 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:38
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking hunters, outfitters, landowners and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2016 and 2017. "FWP recognizes that Montana's hunting-season frameworks are important to both the hunting and agricultural communities," said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman in Helena. "The initial online comment system for this scoping process is easy to complete and open to anyone who wants to participate."

Bison Impact Study Comments Due Soon

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:53
Montanans and others have until Sept. 11 to comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana.

Aggressive black bear removed from Emerald Hills

Montana FWP - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:34
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens removed a black bear from an Emerald Hills neighborhood Tuesday after it lost its wariness around humans and broke into homes.

Yellowstone Announces Lottery for New Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for this Coming Winter Season!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:22

On August 31, 2015, Yellowstone National Park announced that through the www.recreation.gov website a public lottery will start on September 1, 2015, to determine the trip dates for Non-Commercially Guide Leaders wanting to visit Yellowstone this coming winter season (2015-2016). The lottery will remain open until September 30, 2015. Please see the Park Service website. Please note, the BlueRibbon Coalition is an active member of the

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2015 Montana Upland Game Bird Hunting Forecast

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:09
For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it's all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the chicks, especially a few years in a row, there will be great hunting. Looking back a few years, Montana's seen good hatches and good survival for game birds. So, at a state-wide scale, things should be pretty good for hunters this fall

BlueRibbon Coalition Makes Formal Request For Supplemental Sage Grouse Analysis

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:24
Image:  Contact:  Paul Turcke, Esq.

BOISE, ID (August 31, 2015)--The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, is again urging federal agencies to avoid "exit-based" final land-use decisions. BRC has weathered numerous litigatory storms at the Presidential administration such as occurred over winter use in Yellowstone Park, or various incantations of a "roadless" rule on our National Forest System lands.

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Fire Activity Closes Alberton Gorge Section of Clark Fork River

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:56
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River beginning Monday, Aug. 31 between Cyr and Tarkio Fishing Access Sites due to fire activity.

Future Fisheries Projects Approved

Montana FWP - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:42
More than $440,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 17 projects to improve Montana fisheries.
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