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Fort Peck Fall Release Reductions Delayed

Planned release reductions from Fort Peck Dam will be delayed until the end of September, due to the ongoing drought and recent extremely dry weather in eastern Montana. Farmers in the area will be able to continue irrigating crops until harvest...

 

Montana's Missouri River Country and South Saskatchewan Ready Partnership

Montana’s Missouri River Country and South Saskatchewan Ready have partnered together to form a cross-border tourism promotion. Missouri River Country is a Destination Marketing Organization in northeast Montana. South Saskatchewan Ready is made...

 

McDonough Family Donates New Pavilion At Makoshika State Park

Miles City - On Aug. 12, a large contingent of the McDonough family gathered under a shady new day-use shelter atop a breath-taking overlook at Makoshika State Park. They were there to share family...

 

Controlling Wasps In The Yard

Yellowjackets and other social wasps may be found in large numbers as we enter late summer and through the fall. Most of the wasps are beneficial and feed on garden pests, however, some can become...

 
 By Tom Kalb    Outdoors    August 17, 2022

Dakota Gardener: Tips On Watering Gardens

Do you remember your first job? Maybe you were a babysitter or worked at McDonald's. Maybe you delivered newspapers. My first job was unusual. I was a trained assassin. A research company trained me...

 

Fishing Pouch Point

This year's fishing season on Lake Sakakawea has been stellar. Pouch Point near New Town has not been an exception....

 

Low River Flows Early, High Flows Late & New Fish Bypass Make For Unpredictable Paddlefish Season

Miles City - It was a wild paddlefish season, but not so much for harvest rates as for weird weather and river flows. The 2022 Yellow Tag paddlefish season on the Yellowstone and lower Missouri rivers ended June 30 with a final estimated harvest of...

 
 By Moira Davin    Outdoors    August 3, 2022

DEQ Announces Approximately $1 Million In Available Grants For Water Quality

Helena -The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking applications for approximately $1 million in funding for nonpoint source pollution reduction projects available under the Federal Clean Water Act. Nonpoint source pollution is...

 

Access Restored To Some Southeast Montana Rec Sites

Miles City – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted access restrictions at some recreation sites in southeast Montana that were prompted by flooding along the Yellowstone River. Drive-in access to Rosebud West and Rosebud East Fishing Access...

 

Exploring Lake Coeur d'Alene

Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID Idaho has alot to offer visitors. Although the visit was in March and still a little cold to get in the water, there was still plenty to see....

 

State Agencies Advise Recreators to Avoid Flood Events

Helena —River recreators should avoid contact with water during and for at least two weeks after flood events. Floodwaters have already impacted communities in the Yellowstone River basin, and more flooding is anticipated elsewhere in the state, su...

 

Kids Fishing Derby

The annual Kids Fishing Derby was held at Kent Pelton Nature Park in Watford City on June 4. Although it was a slow day of fishing, Jax Andrews, 3, caught this 49.6 cm catfish with his parents Chase...

 

Tobacco Gardens Kite Festival

Tobacco Gardens held their annual Kite Festival last weekend. The festival will continue this weekend, June 9-12. There will be vendors and a bouncy house Saturday and Sunday. Baby K'z food truck...

 

More Than 2,000 AIS Inspections Conducted Over Memorial Day Weekend

Helena – Although the weather wasn’t ideal for outdoor recreation, aquatic invasive species stations around the state conducted more than 2,000 inspections over the Memorial Day weekend. So far this year, FWP and its partners have inspected...

 
 By Marla Prell    Outdoors    June 1, 2022

Sidney Bowhunter Education Course

A free spring Bowhunter Education in-person course will be offered in Sidney on June 10, and June 16-18. Students can register for the course online at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/1. Occupancy is 35 seats. There will be an...

 

Kids Fishing Day

The Walleyes Unlimited MonDak Chapter held their annual kids fishing day May 25 at Gartside Reseviour. Richland County 6th graders enjoyed learning about fish species, casting, water & boating...

 
 By Marla Prell    Outdoors    May 25, 2022

Paddlefish Season On Yellowstone, Lower Missouri Started May 15

Miles City - The 2022 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers started, Sunday, May 15. Harvest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays on the Yellowstone and...

 
 By Marla Prell    Outdoors    May 18, 2022

Sidney Bowhunter Education Course

A free spring Bowhunter Education in-person course will be offered in Sidney on June 10, and June 16-18. Students can register for the course online at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/1. Occupancy is 35 seats. There will be an...

 

ND Paddlefish Snagging Season Closed To Additional Harvest

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced May 9 that the state's 2022 paddlefish snagging season is closed to any additional harvest to provide long-term protection of the paddlefish...

 

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...

 

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