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Hearings to be held on wolf conservation stamp

Hearings to be held on wolf conservation stamp

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials will hold public hearings on a proposal to create a wolf conservation stamp that would allow non-hunters to contribute $20 apiece to help in the management of the predators.

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FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

MISSOULA — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe defended his agency’s commitment to strong science Monday in light of recent controversies over wolverine and wolf protection.

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Officials can't find bear that attacked woman

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials have been unable to find the bear that attacked a Montana woman while she ran with her dogs last week on U.S. Forest Service land north of Columbia Falls.

July 07, 2014 12:56 pmLoading…
Upper Big Hole Valley

Upper Big Hole Valley

The upper Big Hole Valley is being reconnected to the Big Hole River with new fish ladders that allow Arctic grayling a means to swim up and downstream.

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Emma Cayer

Emma Cayer

Emma Cayer works to spawn grayling at Axolotl grayling brood lake in the Madison Range. Cayer is the grayling habitat biologist for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Dillon.

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Arctic grayling

Arctic grayling

This native Montana Arctic grayling was found in Miner Lake near the headwaters of the Big Hole River. The future of this fish is in the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which will rule in September on whether it should be listed as a threatened or endangered species.

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Young of the year

Young of the year

A young of the year grayling closely resembles the adult in miniature. It will take a female fish three years to reach maturity and spawn.

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Fish count

Fish count

Jim Magee, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, walks a drift boat downstream as FWP fisheries biologist Matt Jaeger, in the middle, shocks grayling and FWP fisheries technician Lucas Bateman nets them on Red Rock Creek in the Centennial Valley to collect eggs for incubators in Elk Springs Creek.

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Irrigation changes

Irrigation changes

Rancher Guy Peterson talks about ways to improve his irrigation infrastructure with the CCAA (Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances) team in the Big Hole Valley.

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Returning water

Returning water

Big Hole Valley rancher John Dooling turns water back in to the Big Hole River. Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have worked cooperatively with landowners to install better irrigation systems to save on water use.

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Big Hole flooding

Big Hole flooding

Mountain runoff into the Big Hole Valley can produce flooding like this in high snow years.

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Tiny eggs

Tiny eggs

Thousands of tiny Arctic grayling eggs are ready to be placed into incubators in attempts to expand their range and make them identify with certain streams so that they return and spawn there.

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Shocking experience

Shocking experience

Jim Magee, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, walks a drift boat downstream as FWP fisheries biologist Matt Jaeger, in the middle, shocks grayling and FWP fisheries technician Lucas Bateman nets them on Red Rock Creek in the Centennial Valley to collect eggs for incubators in Elk Springs Creek.

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Fingerlings

Fingerlings

Young of the year grayling are being stocked in the Axolotl Lake grayling brood pond. The fish are native stock kept to supplement the river’s fish.

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Fish screen

Fish screen

This was the first fish screen installed in the upper Big Hole River.

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Montana native

Montana native

Big Hole River Arctic grayling are responding positively to changes made to improve the fish’s habitat, yet they still only occupy about 4 to 5 percent of their native habitat in Montana. Tracy Elam, Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries technician, holds a sail-finned adult.

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Fishing is free over Father's Day weekend

Fishing is free for everyone over Father's Day weekend, June 14-15.

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Comments sought on waiving fish bag limits on 2 waters

Montana fisheries officials are seeking public comment on a proposal to lift fishing bag limits for trout on two central Montana waters that are scheduled for westslope cutthroat trout restoration efforts later this summer.

June 03, 2014 3:25 pmLoading…
FWP posts moose video

FWP posts moose video

Fish Wildlife and Parks has posted a video updating its efforts to understand what's causing the decline of moose in Montana.

June 03, 2014 12:49 pm Video

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MSU, FWP collaborate on bighorn sheep project

MSU, FWP collaborate on bighorn sheep project

BOZEMAN – Carson Butler and Jesse DeVoe once sat still as stones while bighorn sheep grazed within 20 feet of them for an hour. Another time, DeVoe watched a golden eagle screaming from the sky as though it planned to scare a bighorn lamb off a cliff.

May 29, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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