Fish Wildlife And Parks Department
Mountain lion population estimates made by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks researchers are being questioned by hunters in western Montana.
A new report by the Teton Cougar Project shows that cougars are not as solitary as previously thought.
HAMILTON – Ben Jimenez has seen more mountain lions in the past couple of months than most people see in a lifetime.
FWP's Ben Jimenez waits for a chance at a shot at a treed mountain lion. The researchers use a hollowed dart to collect a DNA sample.
HELENA — State wildlife officials asked lawmakers Thursday to make it easier to hunt and trap wolves in Montana, while a Bozeman legislator backed off a proposal to cap the population at 250 of the predators.
GREAT FALLS — More landowners in north-central Montana are joining the protest of the state's purchase of a ranch along the Milk River by closing their land to public recreation.
MISSOULA — Montana’s 2012 wolf hunt shifted to a new gear on Saturday as trapping became a legal way to take the predators.
FLORENCE – A Florence-area woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning by a whitetail deer buck that was apparently being kept illegally at her residence.
On Monday, FWP released a photograph of two moose calves standing over the body of their dead mother, which was killed near the top end of Belt Park Road in the Little Belt Mountains in the early morning hours of Oct. 25.
HELENA — The Lincoln and Helena ranger districts on the Helena National Forest are considering changing their methods for assessing elk hiding cover after losing logging lawsuits that alleged the federal agency wasn’t in compliance with its own standards.
KALISPELL — A 4-year-old male grizzly that was eating apples in residential areas near Columbia Falls has been captured and relocated.
A big black bear that’s having a hard time being convinced that he’s too wild for the streets of Helena is being given one last chance to stick to country living.
HELENA — Federal agents no longer would need state permission to remove problem wolves under a new draft proposal released by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
HELENA — A young grizzly bear with a hankering for lamb was captured near Flescher Pass last week and relocated — aptly enough — to the Great Bear Wilderness Area.
MISSOULA — State wildlife officials have shot and killed a young, male mountain lion suspected of frightening several campers in the Clearwater Junction area.
MISSOULA — Workers with the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department have relocated a grizzly bear that killed a calf near the town of Augusta.
When the state purchased the 27,616-acre Spotted Dog property for $15.2 million less than two years ago, it only received mineral rights on half of the land and now wants to buy the rest of the underlying rights for an additional $70,000.
HELENA — Mike Volesky, the governor’s natural resource policy adviser, has taken a new job as deputy director of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commissioners are being asked to give initial approval to a wolf hunt plan that would allow trapping and eliminate quotas.
Motor vehicle collisions have continued to decimate a bighorn sheep herd in the Thompson Falls area, and wildlife officials said the declining population has reached a new nadir and represents an alarming trend.