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Drought Hurts Fish, Too

When drought and the accompanying heat hits, attention tends to focus on withering crops, explosive wildfires and subsoil moisture. While those drought-caused problems are obvious, creatures that spend their lives underwater and out of sight can...

 

FWP "Kids to Fish" Program Allows Youths to Borrow Gear & Tackle for Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children and their families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. In time for summer fis...

 

Surplus Licenses Will Be Available On A First Come, First Serve Basis

Surplus wolf and over the counter licenses are now on sale. Surplus deer B, elk B licenses, and antelope licenses went on sale as of Monday, Aug. 7, also available are wolf and over-the-counter licenses listed in the regulations. The surplus...

 

Unique Cuke

Bob Buxbaum of Fairview, MT found this unusual looking cucumber when picking vegetables from his garden Sunday morning....

 

Beating the Heat

Richland County residents and their families gathered at Gartside Reservoir on Sunday, July 22 to get some relief from the recent heat wave in the area....

 

All 11 Counties In Miles City Fire District To Be Under Fire Restrictions

By the end of this week, all 11 counties in the Miles City Fire District will be under at least Stage I fire restrictions, banning campfires, smoking and other activities in all but a handful of exempted areas. Affected counties are Garfield, McCone,...

 

Hunter Bonus Points

Hunters who did not apply for bonus points during this years big game drawings or who are new to hunting, can now purchase a bonus point until September 30 to help in next years drawing. This new feature at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was set up...

 

Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn Egg-take Effort a Success, Stocking Fair

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed at the end of April. In addition, stocking efforts were completed in June. With the help of FWP...

 

Record Number of Walleyes Stocked

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel are wrapping up a record year for stocking of walleye fingerlings in more than 130 waters across the state. Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development supervisor, said more than 12...

 

Aquatic Vegetation Deserves Attention

Extensive vegetation growth along docks and boat ramps serves as a good reminder for anglers and boaters to follow aquatic nuisance species regulations. North Dakota Game and Fish Department ANS coordinator Jessica Howell said the Department has rece...

 

National Campaign Focuses on Boating Under the Influence

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the...

 

Manners Matter - How to Share the River

Montana’s welcoming summer waters annually draw anglers, hikers, wildlife viewers, campers, floaters and boaters into the outdoors because it’s still easy to have a great summer experience on Montana’s rivers. The key is river etiquette, a mix...

 

Kids Get Reward for Safe Boating

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens will be trying to catch young people doing something right this summer. FWP and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have teamed up with McDonald’s and Super 1 Foods stores to hand out coupons for free ice cream...

 

Stand-up Paddleboards have Safety Equipment Requirements

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind persons using stand-up paddleboard (SUPs) that a life jacket is required to be on board. The use of SUPs has exploded in Montana over the past few years. The vessels are fun, easy-to-use and have...

 

Fireworks Prohibited on Wildlife Management Areas

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting...

 

Help Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic invasive species are non-native animals or plants that are usually spread through the water, and from one waterbody to another, by attaching to watercraft, trailers and related aquatic...

 

Kite Festival

Tobacco Gardens Resort and Marina on Lake Sakakawea near Watford City held their Kite Festival June 9-11. The festival featured enormous kites for people to enjoy and smaller ones available for kids...

 

Traveling Boaters Should Check Border State and Provincial ANS Regulations

North Dakota boaters who are traveling to other states or Canadian provinces should check the aquatic nuisance species regulations of their destination to make sure they are in compliance. While many of North Dakota’s ANS prevention regulations...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    Outdoors    June 7, 2017

Maah Daah Hey Trail Offers Mud Run June 10th

The Bull Moose Mudder will be held on Saturday, June 10th, beginning at the Medora Family Fun Center at the entrance to the Medora Campground. The Mudder’s organizers, the Save the Maah Daah Hey Trail non-profit in conjunction with the Teddy...

 
 By Tim Fine    Outdoors    May 31, 2017

Tiny Flies Big Problem in Sidney

There are some weeks where I struggle to find something to write about and then there are weeks where calls come flooding into the office and it makes finding a topic to write about so much easier. The latter scenario is what has inspired this...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    Outdoors    May 17, 2017

Summer Events on Maah Daah Hey Trail

The 97 miles of the Maah Daah Hey trail span from the north end of the US Forest Service CCC Campground, 20 miles south of Watford City, to Sully Creek State Park, south of Medora. The trail, named fo...

 

Surge In Yellowstone May Coincide With Paddlefish Opener

A surge of water is heading downstream, just in time for the opening of paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River Monday. That's according to Mike Backes, fisheries manager for Fish, Wildlife &...

 

Kids Fishing Day Held May 11

The MonDak Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited held their annual Kids Fishing Day May 11 for Sidney area 5th graders at Gartside Dam. (Photos submitted)...

 

Paddlefishing in Montana Opens May 15

It’s about that time of year for anglers to dust off their fishing rods and go down to their prime locations to try their hand at snagging paddlefish. The paddlefish season this year is from May 15th to June 30. However, the season will close...

 

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