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Sheppard named new Region 3 FWP supervisor

Sheppard named new Region 3 FWP supervisor

Sam Sheppard, warden captain for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Region 3 in Bozeman, has been named the new Region 3 supervisor.

November 18, 2014 3:09 pmLoading…
More than 800 roadkill salvage permits issued in first year

More than 800 roadkill salvage permits issued in first year

Nearly a year after Montana initiated a method to legalize collection of roadkill, more than 800 permits have been issued.

November 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Comments sought on no new outfitting rule

Montana's Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on changes to rules that govern how outfitters are paid by their clients when conducting commercial use on FWP land.

November 14, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…
Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

A controversial plan to move forward with fencing out, hazing and killing elk in the Paradise Valley in an attempt to prevent the wildlife from transmitting disease to cattle was approved by the Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.

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FWP approves 298-acre conservation easement

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved a proposal to buy a conservation easement south of Great Falls.

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FWP proposes removing bluegill, perch from pond

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment that proposes to remove illegally stocked bluegill and yellow perch from Carter Ponds near Lewistown.

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Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS — State wildlife officials say two people have been charged by grizzly bears in the Badger Two-Medicine area southeast of Glacier National Park and they're warning hunters to keep their bear spray handy.

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Person reports shooting grizzly bear

Person reports shooting grizzly bear

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are investigating a report that someone shot a male grizzly bear in self-defense.

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FWP: Trout deaths on Big Hole small portion of population

FWP: Trout deaths on Big Hole small portion of population

Although 123 dead brown trout infected with a fungus were collected from the Big Hole River by Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists over two weeks, the fish population in the river as a whole remains healthy.

October 27, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…
Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

MISSOULA — Sometimes, no news is good news at the start of hunting season.

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New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

A new program to give the Yellowstone River room to roam during high water was strongly endorsed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday during its meeting in Bozeman.

October 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Old grizzly euthanized after trying to get into building

BOZEMAN — State wildlife officials euthanized a 28-year-old grizzly bear after it tried to get into a storage building that contained horse tack and a bear-resistant container of horse feed.

October 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Montana proposes expanded hunting confidentiality

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill any wildlife in the state.

October 07, 2014 2:26 pmLoading…
FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

HELENA — The question longtime Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks filmmaker Mike Gurnett gets asked perhaps most frequently is: “Wait, you get paid to do this?”

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Comments sought on proposed Pheasant Bend Conservation easement EA

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase a conservation easement on 298 acres near Ulm.

September 28, 2014 9:38 amLoading…

FWP delays release of Madison River Recreation plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will delay the release of an environmental assessment associated with a draft Madison River Recreation Plan given both funding and staffing uncertainties.

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State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

Montana wildlife officials have delayed a decision on a wolf management stamp after the proposal ran into resistance from hunters.

September 19, 2014 10:58 amLoading…

Official weight of North Dakota state-record goldeye reduced

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota wildlife leaders have reduced the official weight of a huge goldeye caught by a 9-year-old Velva boy this summer, but it is still the biggest fish of its type ever caught in the state and will be considered for a world record.

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Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Here’s a national issue in which Montana has raced out in front of the pack: turtles.

September 12, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

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