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"Becoming An Outdoors Woman" Snowshoe Workshops Set

Montana FWP - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:21
The "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" program, sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is offering several snowshoeing opportunities this month near Helena for different skill levels.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close Hunting Districts In Regions 1 & 4

Montana FWP - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:05
The hunting of all mountain lions in several Montana hunting districts in Region's 1 and 4 will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, February 5, 2015:

CALIFORNIA - Public invited to Eldorado NF Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:02

The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2014/2015 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across the four Ranger Districts, printing and distribution of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, and restoration of trails and impacted areas.

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Lewistown Man Sentenced for Poaching Elk

Montana FWP - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30
A Lewistown man has been fined $5,610, lost his hunting and fishing privileges for seven years, sentenced to 40 hours community service and forfeited his rifle for poaching an elk.

CALIFORNIA - BLM - Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:05

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the dates, times and locations of several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by BLM staff for the 2014/2015 grant cycle.The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation

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A Trail Closed Is Never Reopened? BRC Legal Opens Trail 38

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:17
Image:  Contact:  Paul Turcke, Esq.

BOISE, ID (February 2, 2015) -- When the snow clears in the coming spring, Wyoming riders will again enjoy the opportunity to traverse Trail 38 on the Bighorn National Forest, thanks to the Inyan Kara Riders-BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) legal effort. Trail 38, a 4.5 mile section of rare Wyoming single-track, was closed in the Spring of 2012 through a Tongue District Ranger letter purporting to change the Trail's designation to non-motorized. Following unsuccessful outreach and correspondence to the Forest Service, local riders contacted the BRC to evaluate their options.

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Male Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Districts 400, 401, 403, 406, 415 & 441

Montana FWP - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:17
The hunting of male mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 400, 401, 403, 406, 415, and 441, which includes portions of Toole, Pondera, Liberty, Chouteau, Glacier and Teton counties, shall close at one-half hour after sunset on Tues., Feb. 3, 2015.

FWP Access Program Offers Tax Credits To Landowners

Montana FWP - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 08:21
Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in a unique public-access program that may qualify them for up to $2,000 in annual tax credits.

Otter Season Will Close In Trapping District 5

Montana FWP - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:08
By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for trapping otters in Trapping District 5 in southcentral Montana will close at midnight on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Snow melt leads to Great Falls FAS reopening

Montana FWP - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:15
A fishing access site on the Missouri River south of Great Falls has reopened in the wake of the recent warm weather, says a Fish, Wildlife and Parks official.

BRC National Land Use Update

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:15

January 26, 2015 NATIONAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Extension of Comment Period - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 19, 2014, concerning recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The NPR invited the public to submit written comments by February 2, 2015. In response to two requests for an extension, the Commission is extending the comment period. The new dead

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Intermountain Therapy Animals - February 26

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:36
Come meet the Intermountain Therapy Animals at Montana WILD on Feb. 26.

Keeping The West Wild: 151 Years Of Conservation - February 5

Montana FWP - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:35
Join us at Montana WILD on Feb. 5 for a brief history lesson on Montana's intriguing conservation movement.

Vegas BLM Plan Is Big Hit To Desert Access & OHV Events

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:24

As BRC continues to review the draft plan with our legal counsel, legislators, and local users, it is our initial opinion that this proposal, unless modified, will have a significant impact on historic dispersed OHV recreation, the functional elimination of competitive motorized events, and the closure of virtually all OHV use of sand wash-based trails.

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RECREATION GROUPS SETTLE ILLEGAL WILDERNESS LAWSUIT

Citizens for Balanced Use - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:02
First published in the CBU Quarterly November 2014 Vol. 4 Issue #4 BOISE, ID (October 6, 2014)–A newly-filed settlement agreement would withdraw restrictions on motorized and mechanized access to “Recommended Wilderness” Areas (RWA) in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and the […]

Oregon Man Found Guilty of Purchasing and Using Montana Resident Hunting Licenses

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:18
Eric S. Oman, 52, of Portland, Ore. was recently found guilty of violations involving the purchase and use of illegally obtained resident licenses.

Nonresident Hunters Found Guilty of Purchasing and Using Montana Resident Hunting Licenses

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:16
Ronald Morris, 60, and Bernell Morris, 59, of Phoenix, were recently found guilty of violations involving the purchase and use of illegally obtained resident licenses.

FWP Region 6 Launches Facebook Page

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:13
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 is joining the world of social media. Marc Kloker, Region 6 Information and Education Program Manager, recently launched a Facebook page dedicated to the region: www.facebook.com/MontanaFWP.R6

COLORADO - Public Comments sought on Proposed Action for Travel Management of Rico-West Dolores Landscape

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:46

As you know, the San Juan National Forest is asking for public comments on a Proposed Action for travel management of the Rico-West Dolores Landscape in southern Colorado. The BRC Legal Team has worked hard to defend against unreasonable trail closures in the Rico-West Dolores Landscape. Pivotal in this effort has been the guidance and support of our fine partners in Colorado, including Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Public Access Preservation Associatio

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Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Fee Rule Proposals

Montana FWP - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:11
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on two sets of rules related to fees charged at state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas for commercial and non-commercial uses.
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