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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Montana gets $2 million for conservation easement

HELENA — The state of Montana has been awarded a $2 million grant to assist with the purchase of a conservation easement on property near Whitefish.

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Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 1:34 pm Photos

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Agencies to rethink draining reservoir

Facing criticism from the public, a water drawdown planned to begin Friday at Paulo Reservoir south of Glasgow has been postponed, Bureau of Land Management officials said Tuesday.

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Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Bidding wars on coveted big game hunting tags are common at conservation group gatherings, but on Thursday a couple of those groups were vying against each other to be the auctioneer of some of the popular Montana tags.

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FWP commissioners give initial OK to elk plan

State wildlife officials are reviving a plan to issue elk-kill permits to landowners in parts of southern Montana to reduce the spread of disease to cattle.

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Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

MAKOSHIKA STATE PARK, Glendive — The loud rumble of a bulldozer and an excavator pierced the quiet of the rocky crags and canyons inside Makoshika State Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Surplus licenses go on sale Monday

Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast.

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Project would improve East Gallatin River

Project would improve East Gallatin River

A portion of the East Gallatin River in Bozeman would be improved under the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Future Fisheries Improvement Program.

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Biologists to check Crazy Mountains fish

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be using a helicopter in the Crazy Mountains for backcountry lake survey and monitoring work.

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Group offers up ideas to formulate new state bison management plan

Group offers up ideas to formulate new state bison management plan

Bison proponents and opponents Tuesday created four example alternatives under which a test herd would be released somewhere in Montana.

July 15, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Advisory panel hears concerns about bison reintroduction from public

Advisory panel hears concerns about bison reintroduction from public

Of the more than 30 people who spoke to a state bison discussion group on Monday, about the only thing they could agree on is that the large mammals are a controversial issue.

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