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AIS Inspectors Encounter Unusual Situation At Wibaux

Helena - Watercraft inspectors at the Wibaux inspection station intercepted a motorboat entering Montana with mussels attached. The Wibaux inspection station, located on the Montana-North Dakota border on Interstate 94, has intercepted 12 of the 54 m...

 

Lower Yellowstone Committee To Meet Aug. 26

The Lower Yellowstone River Corridor Advisory Committee (LYRC Committee), a group tasked with exploring additional access and recreation opportunities along the lower stretches of the river, will meet for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 26 in Miles...

 

FWP To Take New, More Inclusive Approach To 2022-2023 Hunting Regulations Seasons

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking to take a fresh approach. In the past, the biennial...

 

Hunters Encouraged To Check For Restrictions & Closures On Block Management Areas Before Heading Out

Helena - Despite recent rains, high fire danger conditions persist throughout much of Montana. As a result, hunters may encounter closures or restrictions at Block Management Areas. Closures could change daily. The best resource for hunters making...

 

Reminder: Boating Under The Influence Is Illegal

Don’t Drink and Drive. It’s a message you hear all the time. But what about Don’t Drink and Boat? Boating under the influence, or BUI, is dangerous and illegal. In Montana it is unlawful to operate or be in actual physical control of a...

 

When Recreating On The Water This Summer, Be Safe And Follow The Law!

Unseasonably warm weather is occurring early in Montana, and many boaters and anglers have been going to the local reservoirs and other waterways to get some relief from the heat. However, along with...

 

Mussel Boats #35 & #36 Intercepted At Watercraft Inspection Stations

On Sunday, June 27, watercraft inspection stations in eastern Montana intercepted two boats entering the state carrying invasive mussels, making it the 35th and 36th mussel-fouled boats intercepted this year. This surpasses the total number of 35...

 

Keep Bird Feeders Clean Or Put Them Away For Summer

Helena - To prevent the spread of disease, such as salmonella, bird enthusiasts should consider either removing their bird feeders for the summer or cleaning the feeder regularly. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has received several phone calls...

 

Applicants Needed For Lower Yellowstone Advisory Committee

Helena - Public access along the lower Yellowstone River is a rare commodity. However, a new committee convened by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and sponsored by Gov. Greg Gianforte is looking to improve access here and as a result protect fish and...

 

As Ice Recreation Season Begins, Anglers, Others Encouraged To Practice Safety

Glasgow – It’s that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists head out to Montana’s “hard” waters for the winter season. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling or just taking a walk, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Pa...

 

Donate A Hunting License To Disabled Veterans Armed Forces Members

Montana law allows residents and nonresidents to donate their hunting license and or special permit to a disabled military veteran or disabled active duty service member. This year, there is a higher interest among veterans to take advantage of this...

 

Some Surplus Licenses Available Aug. 25 For Sale Over The Counter

The remaining Deer B and Elk B licenses left over from the new surplus list opportunities has become available Tuesday morning, Aug. 25 as over-the-counter sales (OTC). Purchases can be made at any license provider as well as online at:...

 

Walleye Egg Harvest Down At Fort Peck Reservoir

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently completed the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir, and even though late ice-off impacted the success of this year’s effort, FWP will maximize fingerling walleye production. Additionally,...

 

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Application Deadline March 30

Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by...

 

Youth-only Deer Hunt Comes Just Before General Season Opener

Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt set for Oct. 20-21 will come a week earlier this year. The two-day youth hunt is open to: legally licensed 12-15 year olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at...

 

Deer & Elk Permit Applications Avail.

Montana’s new 2015 hunting and fishing year begins March 1. Licenses will go on sale—and applications for resident and nonresident deer and elk hunting permits will be available—Jan. 26. Deer and elk permit applications and information will...

 

Fish-Consumption Advisory Below Oil Spill In Yellowstone River

BILLINGS— Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has issued a consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17, 2015, oil spill west of Glendive. People who have caught fish in the Yellowstone River between the spill...

 

FWP Surveys Hunters and Landowners on Wildlife Disease

State wildlife officials have embarked on an extensive survey of hunters and landowners to determine their opinions about Chronic Wasting Disease, a rare brain disease that is always fatal in deer, elk and moose. CWD belongs to a family of diseases...

 

FWP Surveys Hunters and Landowners on Wildlife Disease

State wildlife officials have embarked on an extensive survey of hunters and landowners to determine their opinions about Chronic Wasting Disease, a rare brain disease that is always fatal in deer, elk and moose. CWD belongs to a family of diseases...

 

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