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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...

 

"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...

 

Some Block Management Areas In Region 7 Closed Or Restricted

Miles City - Due to current dry conditions and high fire danger throughout much of Montana, hunters may encounter some Block Management Area closures or restrictions. In southeastern Montana’s Region 7, as of Aug. 13 there were 19 BMAs in eight...

 

Sidney Resident Catches World Record Paddlefish

Steve Harris, Jr., a Montana fisherman, has set a new world record for the largest paddlefish caught with a bow and arrow. The paddlefish, tipping the scale at 92 lbs., was caught on the bank of...

 

Monster Catfish Roundup

The Montana Catfish Association held the 17th Annual Monster Catfish Roundup at the Sidney Bridge on July 17....

 

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...

 

ANS Sticker Required On Watercraft

Boaters with watercraft registered outside of the state who do not have a 2021 aquatic nuisance species sticker are reminded to purchase a current sticker before operating watercraft on North Dakota waters. The state law requires a $15 ANS fee for...

 

Intake Paddlefish Season 2021

Glendive - May 10 - The 2021 Paddlefish season will begin 6 a.m., May 15 at Intake Fishing access point, Glendive. Fisherman prepare for the absence of our boat shuttle to opposite shore and the fish...

 

Paddlefish Season Opened May 1 On Upper Missouri River

Helena - This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicked off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Paddlefish anglers must have a white harvest tag, which is issued through a...

 

FWP Seeks Public Comment On Elk Management Guiding Principles, Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan

Helena - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on Elk Management Guiding Principles developed by the Elk Management Plan Initial Guidance Citizens Group. This process was the first step in the revision of Montana’s Elk...

 

Montana Hunting And Fishing License Year Begins March 1

The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2021 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...

 

Comments Sought On Draft Integrated Letter Report & Programmatic Environmental Assessment For Federal Participation In Watercraft Inspection Stations In Upper Missouri River Basin

Omaha, NE - A draft integrated letter report and programmatic environmental assessment has been developed to determine the economic and environmental impacts of federal participation in state-managed watercraft inspection programs along the Upper Mis...

 

Fungus That Causes White-Nose Syndrome Found In Eastern Montana

Helena - Jan. 12 - Samples taken in six eastern Montana counties this past summer have tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) disease in bats. The presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) does not...

 

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