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Bighorn heli

Bighorn heli

Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.

December 10, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Sheep doctor

Sheep doctor

Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.

December 10, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
New home

New home

Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.

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Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

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.

December 10, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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Sheep release

Sheep release

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.

December 08, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Legislators to talk at FWP meeting in Great Falls

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 17 in Great Falls to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.

December 08, 2014 3:32 pmLoading…

Legislators to be at Miles City FWP meeting

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house on Dec. 18 in Miles City to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.

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Study seeks to find mercury source in Bighorn Reservoir

Study seeks to find mercury source in Bighorn Reservoir

A three-year study will begin this summer on Bighorn Reservoir to try to determine the source of high mercury levels in the lake’s fish.

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Shark 'photobombs' Australian surfing competition

Shark 'photobombs' Australian surfing competition

In this photo taken with a smartphone camera on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, a shark, center, jumps out of the water near where several surfers are paddling on their boards at Coffs Harbour, Australia. An expert from James Cook University says it's possibly a spinner shark. AP photo. 

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Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks — for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas —consider adding another blessing: for living in a state so rich in wildlife.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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