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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...

 

Montana FWP Announces Open Fields Enrollment Period

Helena – It’s time for landowners with land enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program to send in applications for enrollment in the state-sponsored Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters, a voluntary incentive program designed to benefit...

 

Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission Approves 2022-23 Hunting Regulations

Helena – At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022 and 2023 hunting seasons with a significant focus on changes to elk hunting opportunities. All final regulations approved at the...

 

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...

 

Montana Hunter Harvest Surveys Are Underway

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is conducting harvest and sighting surveys by phone. The survey asks randomly selected hunters a series of short questions about their hunting effort, harvest success, and sighting information. Wildlife managers say...

 

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...

 

Deer Mortality Caused By EHD Allows Whitetail Hunters To Seek Refunds

The ND Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or "any" deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey...

 

Hunters Encouraged To Have Deer Tested For CWD

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2021 hunting season by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease from select units in the central and western portion of the state....

 

Deer Hunters In Need Of Replacement Tag

Deer hunters who can’t find their deer license should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department soon to make sure they have their tag before the season opens. The Game and Fish Department must be contacted by phone at 701-328-6300, or...

 

Report Violations With RAP

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department encourages hunters, anglers and landowners who witness a fish or wildlife violation to file a report with the Report All Poachers program. Witnesses should report a violation by calling the RAP telephone...

 

EHD Found In Several Areas In Eastern Montana

Glasgow - Over the last several weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has received reports of dead or dying white-tailed deer in the major river drainages in eastern Montana. Early indications...

 

Father & Son Share Passion For Hunting

Derek and Waylon Schieffer, Sidney, have shared a passion for hunting for several years. Derek began hunting at a young age with his father; he recalls his father, Robert, taking him hunting before...

 
 By MT FWP    Outdoors    October 6, 2021

Virtual Open Houses Scheduled To Discuss Potential Changes To Hunting Regulations

FWP regional staff will hold virtual meetings across the state to discuss potential hunting regulation changes for 2022 and 2023. These meetings will be held via Zoom and allow the public to hear directly from FWP staff and ask questions about the...

 

Potential Changes To 2022, 2023 Hunting Regulations Available To Review Online

Potential hunting regulation changes for 2022 and 2023 are available online for the public to review. The proposed changes are coming now during the normal biennial season setting year to help make Montana’s hunting regulations simpler and easier t...

 

New Online Resource Answers Common Questions From Montana Hunters

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff answers thousands of questions every year from both new and experienced hunters. A new online resource is now available to answer many of those questions and connect hunters with helpful information as they plan...

 

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...

 

"Guide To Pests, Problems & Identification Of Ornamental Shrubs & Trees In Montana" Publication Available From MSU Extension

Bozeman — Montana State University Extension has a new, free, color booklet available about identifying and managing pests and problems in ornamental trees and shrubs in Montana. The 240-page guide is intended to help MSU Extension agents,...

 

Montana BOW Program Introduces Women To The Outdoors

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) has been introducing women from all backgrounds to the outdoors by exposing them to fishing, hunting, shooting, archery, and much more. BOW is a non-profit,...

 

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...

 

USACE Seeks Public Input For Fort Peck Lake, Montana Shoreline Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has begun the public scoping period and is seeking public comment regarding the development of the Fort Peck Lake Shoreline Management Plan through Sept. 30, 2021. An SMP establishes policies and guide...

 

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