BOZEMAN — Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving.
Wyoming seems to be off the hook.
Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are attempting to gather baseline data on the effects of Saturday’s oil spill into the Yellowstone near Glendive.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17 oil spill west of Glendive.
About 30 bighorn sheep — roughly one-third of two herds that live in the Gardiner area — have died this winter, probably from an outbreak of pneumonia.
A lethal removal of 10 elk in the Paradise Valley has been approved in an attempt to push elk off private agricultural land next to the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Charles “Bill” Foster and his wife, Sally, were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish- and wildlife-related cases in southwest Montana in recent years.
HELENA — A pair of bills that would ramp up penalties for a variety of hunting offenses by imposing two-year licensing bans will make their first appearances in legislative committees on Tuesday.
HELENA — Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via video conference call Jan. 15. The call, set to begin at 8:30 a.m., will be video streamed live at FWP Headquarters in Helena, 1420 E. Sixth Ave. — and at each FWP regional office.
With disease limiting a southwestern Montana bighorn sheep herd’s viability, state wildlife officials are considering a new method to restore sheep populations in the area — allowing hunters to kill all of the existing bighorns.
Two Jefferson County men were fined $9,270 and lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years for trespassing and poaching two bull elk — one a trophy — on a private ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front last hunting season.
The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has set up a Christmas tree drop-off location at Spotted Eagle.
A 120-foot portion of Ruby Creek in the Madison Valley will be rerouted to keep a historic homestead cabin from falling into the stream.
Development of a new fishing access site on upper Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy has been approved.
Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.
Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.
Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.
State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.
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