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Female grizzly, 2 cubs relocated again

KALISPELL — A family of grizzly bears that had eaten corn and carrots from a garden in the Creston area and was spotted walking through yards on several occasions has been captured and relocated to a remote area on the Flathead Reservation.

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Black bear attacks woman, dogs in Montana

State and federal officials are investigating a woman's report that she and her dogs were attacked by a black bear as they ran on Forest Service land in Montana.

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Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Creating a twisting, 3-mile-long channel around Intake Diversion Dam on the lower Yellowstone River to allow endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish to swim around the dam would cost an estimated $58.9 million and the moving of more than a million cubic yards of dirt and gravel whil…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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State looks to control invasive dry land snails

State looks to control invasive dry land snails

State officials could start efforts to control an invasive snail near Belt in May.

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Group struggles with hunter access issue

Group struggles with hunter access issue

It’s a good thing that Joe Perry is bald — otherwise he might have pulled all his hair out by now.

March 19, 2014 5:29 pmLoading…

Applicants for state lands access credit sought

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for enrollment in a new program that may qualify them for up to $2,000 in annual tax credits.

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New hunting regulations in effect for 2 years

Montana's fish and wildlife commissioners recently adopted a number of new regulations that will be in effect for the next two hunting seasons.

February 18, 2014 2:44 pmLoading…
Final tallies: Elk, whitetail numbers equal or better than last year

Final tallies: Elk, whitetail numbers equal or better than last year

Pouring rain on the last day of the 2013 hunting season didn't keep the determined from filling their freezers this year.

December 05, 2013 10:18 am Video Loading…

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Guest opinion: Montana can have cattle and bison, too

Guest opinion: Montana can have cattle and bison, too

State and federal agencies that manage bison in and around Yellowstone National Park are poised to remedy a sorry situation that has heaped national disgrace on Montana. I’m speaking of the sometimes brutal hazing of bison back into the park by helicopters, four-wheelers and horses under a p…

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Billings City Council hears proposal to sell or swap unused parkland

Billings City Council hears proposal to sell or swap unused parkland

Fifty-eight years after it was set aside as a neighborhood park, a square parcel of land on Monad Road is still a six-acre field of weeds.

June 18, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Kalispell man fined for possessing illegally killed elk

CHINOOK — A Kalispell man has been ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution for possessing the head and antlers of a trophy elk that was illegally killed in the Bears Paw Mountains south of Chinook.

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Guest opinion: Good FWP planning can help resolve bison battles

Over the past century, Montanans have done an extraordinary job of restoring the state’s magnificent wildlife — bringing back populations of elk, antelope, bighorns and other wildlife.

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'Charismatic' Sasha is FWP's porcupine ambassador

'Charismatic' Sasha is FWP's porcupine ambassador

HELENA  — Most people don't consider porcupines to be cute and cuddly, but Sasha is out to change that.

April 29, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Proposal to expand state wolf hunt flying through Legislature

Proposal to expand state wolf hunt flying through Legislature

HELENA — A proposal to expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Legislature and shortly will be sent to the governor's desk for his signature.

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Gazette opinion: Heed flood lessons to prevent pipeline spills

Gazette opinion: Heed flood lessons to prevent pipeline spills

The icy January stream flowing quietly past snow-white banks gives no hint of the emergency that roiled the Yellowstone River on July 1, 2011. Unprecedented flooding that spring raised the river level repeatedly and scoured away the protective layer of soil covering ExxonMobil’s Silvertip pi…

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Guest opinion: Montana's historic opportunity for wild bison restoration

Guest opinion: Montana's historic opportunity for wild bison restoration

When Lewis and Clark found the part of Montana now known as the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, they were overwhelmed by the abundance of wildlife, especially bison. Capt. Lewis vowed in his journal to speak no more of the incredible numbers for fear no one would believe him. Se…

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation gives state $51K to collar, kill wolves

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation gives state $51K to collar, kill wolves

An extra $51,000 will fund federal wolf collaring and killing in Montana, thanks to a contribution by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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Federal effort to pay rural landowners to help rare species survive

A new federal initiative aims to help rural landowners assist rare species such as the sage grouse before they land on the endangered species list.

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