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Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan Update Meeting April 20

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold its annual update meeting on the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan on Wednesday, April 20. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Montana WILD Education Center...

 

Hunting & Fishing License Year Began March 1

The 2022 license year opened March 1, which means you can buy new hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most species – deer, elk...

 

Landowners Have Until March 15 To Apply For FWP Public Access To Public Lands Programs

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands (UPL) Program or the Public Access Land Agreement (PALA) Program. These programs are designed to provide recreational...

 

Register Now For Hunter Education Classes

Helena - Several in-person hunter educations classes have been scheduled around the state over the next several months. While online classes are also available, there are several advantages to in-person classes, including: hands-on experience,...

 

Public Comment Period Extended For Hunting Regulation Proposals

Helena - The deadline for public comment on the 2022/20223 hunting regulation proposals has been extended from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21.   Those interested can view the proposals and provide comment online at fwp.mt.gov/regproposals....

 

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

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 & Parks...

 

Start Your New Year Off Right With A First Day Hike

Helena – Start 2022 off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On Jan. 1, Montana State Parks will host First Day Hikes at Flathead Lake State Park (Wayfarers, West Shore, and Lone Pine units), Travelers’ Rest...

 

Lower Yellowstone Committee Presents Recommendations To FWP

The Lower Yellowstone River Corridor Advisory Committee (LYRC Committee) fulfilled its chartered commitment by presenting a final report of recommendations to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Hank Worsech and staff during a recent...

 

Lower Yellowstone Committee Makes Significant Headway

Miles City - The Lower Yellowstone River Corridor Advisory Committee (LYRC Committee) has made substantial progress since its first meeting in late August. The committee met Nov. 8 in Miles City and is preparing to submit its final recommendations...

 

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...

 

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