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Fish Wildlife And Parks Commission

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

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Helena police to trap, kill 60 urban deer, starting Sunday

Helena police to trap, kill 60 urban deer, starting Sunday

Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.

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FWP commission, trappers agree more trail restrictions may be necessary

FWP commission, trappers agree more trail restrictions may be necessary

HELENA — A proposal to protect pets by prohibiting traps within 300 feet of either side of about 25 popular trails and roads has the support of the Montana Trappers Association, which also noted that distance might not be far enough.

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FWP to consider river closures, bighorn die-offs, Buffalo Jump park’s fate

FWP to consider river closures, bighorn die-offs, Buffalo Jump park’s fate

HELENA — Potential closures on three rivers, bighorn sheep die-offs, brucellosis in elk and the Madison Buffalo Jump are among the variety of topics to be discussed at the Thursday Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting in Helena.

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Montana officials to recommend keeping state park

Montana officials to recommend keeping state park

HELENA — Montana State Parks officials have reversed themselves after a flood of public comments and will no longer support a plan to relinquish management of Madison Buffalo Jump State Park.

February 05, 2013 5:39 pmLoading…
Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

HELENA — A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday heard a plan to split the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission's duties by creating a new board to oversee state parks and recreation.

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FWP commissioners OK 1st policy on brucellosis in elk

FWP commissioners OK 1st policy on brucellosis in elk

HELENA — The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commissioners agreed that they’re “plowing new ground” when it comes to handling brucellosis in elk, and while they’re not sure how that will look in actual management activities, they want to maintain a hands-on presence at least for the next fe…

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Handling brucellosis in elk could be hot topic at FWP Commission meeting

Handling brucellosis in elk could be hot topic at FWP Commission meeting

HELENA — How to deal with brucellosis in elk is expected to be the main topic of discussion for Thursday’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting in Helena.

January 10, 2013 5:58 am Related Loading…

Questions arise over whether FWP Commission violated public participation laws

HELENA — Members of Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission may have broken a state law involving public participation at meetings when the group voted on Monday to prohibit wolf hunting and trapping in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 13, 2012 7:16 pmLoading…

Montana shuts down wolf harvest near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife commissioners closed down the state's gray wolf season in some areas north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, in response to a spate of recent shootings of animals that had been collared for scientific research.

December 10, 2012 1:38 pmLoading…
Wolf shooting, trapping near Yellowstone Park face new scrutiny

Wolf shooting, trapping near Yellowstone Park face new scrutiny

The shooting of collared gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park is prompting Montana wildlife commissioners to consider new restrictions against killing the predators in areas near the park.

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Sporting groups want Milk River Ranch comment period extended

Sporting groups want Milk River Ranch comment period extended

Two prominent sporting groups are asking the FWP Commission to extend the public comment period for the Milk River Ranch acquisition until at least 2013, after learning that federal funding for the purchase fell through.

December 05, 2012 7:27 am Photos

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FWP Commission approves trapping, higher per-hunter limits for 2012 wolf season

FWP Commission approves trapping, higher per-hunter limits for 2012 wolf season

HELENA — The state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Thursday approved a more expansive wolf hunting season in Montana this year, allowing the trapping of wolves for the first time and raising the per-hunter bag limit from one wolf to three.

July 12, 2012 12:45 pmLoading…

FWP raises mountain lion quotas, cuts permits for other game

Quotas for mountain lions, especially females, were increased by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission Thursday, while the number of special licenses for elk, deer and antelope in some hunting districts was lowered as part of the ongoing effort to balance predators and prey in the …

June 15, 2012 5:56 amLoading…

Hunting quotas for mountain lions on FWP agenda

HELENA — Antelope, deer, elk, mountain lions and legislative proposals are among the topics to be discussed Thursday at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting.

June 13, 2012 6:06 amLoading…

Wildlife officials seek ideas for wolf hunt

HELENA — Montana's wildlife commission is soliciting ideas to make next season's wolf hunt more effective.

March 07, 2012 7:36 am Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Hunt predators so mule deer can rebound

Guest opinion: Hunt predators so mule deer can rebound

I applaud the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission’s decisions regarding the mule deer situation. These decisions will definitely affect the mule deer population positively. I had read that Commissioner Ron Moody was concerned that there is more to the issue of mule deer population de…

February 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

FWP Commission tightens deer, antelope license quotas

HELENA — Citing a precipitous and somewhat mysterious drop in mule deer numbers in portions of Montana, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission made numerous changes Thursday that will allow fewer does to be taken.

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FWP Commission adopts new elk archery regulations

FWP Commission adopts new elk archery regulations

After designating a special committee to examine new regulations for archery elk hunters in the Missouri River Breaks and holding public meetings across the state on eight possible ideas, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Thursday unveiled and adopted an entirely new plan during its…

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