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Future fisheries program grant deadline - May 31

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:30
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that this summer’s deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is May 31.

Surplus nonresident elk and deer hunting licenses available

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:29
Nonresident hunters can now choose among Montana deer, elk and big game combination hunting licenses to purchase online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.

June 1 is the final deer, elk and antelope drawing deadline

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:28
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.

Free fishing for all on Father's Day weekend - June 18-19

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:24
Here's the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19.

Upper Missouri River paddlefish season opened May 1, mandatory reporting for harvest

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:22
This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicked off May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.

2016 Fishing season opens May 21

Montana FWP - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:21
Montana’s 2016 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 21 in the Western Fishing District, but elsewhere in the state the traditional spring fishing opener has changed a bit this year.

FWP Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet May 4 in Missoula

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:48
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet Wednesday, May 4 at the Missoula FWP office (3201 Spurgin Road) beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Spring Black Bear Hunting To Close In BMU 510

Montana FWP - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:21
The hunting of all spring black bears in south-central Montana BMU 510, which includes portions of Carbon, Bighorn and Yellowstone Counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, May 2, 2016.

NEVADA - Land Use Update on BLM's Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:01

The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org was recently contacted by some of our members who heard rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, may include portions of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. And, that said transfer would result in the closure of the OHV area. BRC contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV

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ARIZONA - Red Rock Ranger District Seeks Public Comments On Soldiers Pass Motorized Use Proposal

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:17

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for public comments as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate revising management of motorized use on the Soldiers Pass Road near Sedona, Arizona. Soldiers Pass Road is located northwest of Sedona and consists of Forest Service roads 9904, 9904B and 9904C. Together, these roads total approximately 1.2 miles in length. The purpose of this proposal is to

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Harvest Reporting Now Mandatory for Paddlefish Anglers

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:34
Before hitting the river, paddlefish anglers should be aware of a new requirement this year. Anglers harvesting a paddlefish anywhere in Montana are now required to report their harvest within 48 hours. Anglers not reporting a harvested paddlefish will not be eligible to purchase a paddlefish tag the following year.

Missouri River Breaks Fall Elk Distribution Study Completed

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:15
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Charles M. Russell (CMR) National Wildlife Refuge recently partnered on a study to evaluate the effects of public hunting access and other landscape factors on elk distributions during the fall archery and rifle hunting seasons. The study took place in the Missouri River Breaks area north of the Missouri River in hunting districts 621, 622 and 631.

Bowhunter Education Online Field Day Offered in Glasgow

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:12
A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bowhunter education online field course will take place in Glasgow on Saturday, June 4. Students must have completed the online education course before participating in the field day.

Second Hunter Education Classes Offered in Glasgow

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:11
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for the Glasgow area. There will be a regular classroom course May 20-22, and an adult field course on May 28. This is the last hunter education course that will be held before the June 1 deadline for deer, elk, and antelope.

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season Opens May 1, Mandatory Reporting for Harvest

Montana FWP - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:58
This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will again kick off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.

BlueRibbon Magazine, Issue #4

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:54

POCATELLO, ID (April 26, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce the recent release of issue #4 of the BlueRibbon Magazine. This issue is packed with outstanding winter articles and a variety of recreation topics.

Hard copies of the BlueRibbon Magazine should be arriving at doorsteps this week (if they have not already arrived). If your copy has not yet arrived, there's no need to wait! The digital edition of the BlueRibbon Magazine is available today, in FlipZine or PDF versions.

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Flathead Fishing Fair Coming Saturday April 30

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:31
The Flathead Fishing Fair will be held Saturday, April 30 at Snappys Sport Senter from 9 am to noon. The event is sponsored by Snappys Sport Senter and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Officials Identify Grizzly Killed in November Incident

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has confirmed that the male grizzly bear shot in late November 2015 was the bear known to researchers as No. 211. No. 211 was killed in the Little Trail Creek drainage north of Gardiner, Montana on the Gallatin National Forest, an event under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

MONTANA - Public Input Sought on BLM Little Rockies Travel Management Plan

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:01

The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period began on April 5, 2016, and will end May 4, 2016. Maps of the current management plan

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FWP Region 6 Elk Surveys Completed

Montana FWP - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 10:43
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists have completed the 2016 survey of the Missouri River Breaks (MRB) and Bears Paw elk herds in Region 6. The aerial surveys were completed in February and March by Region 6 biologists Scott Hemmer and Drew Henry. Overall, the surveys found that elk numbers in both areas increased since the last survey.
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