Fish Wildlife And Parks Commission
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…
Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
HELENA — Montana's wildlife commission is soliciting ideas to make next season's wolf hunt more effective.
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…
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.
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…