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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.

July 14, 2014 5:18 pm Photos

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Free rods available to Hi-Line youngsters

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 program that allows children to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year.

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Montana approves sage-grouse hunting closures

HELENA — The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan Thursday to close all or parts of 32 counties to sage-grouse hunting and to shorten the hunting season from two months to one.

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Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

MISSOULA — Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year they believe are threatening livestock, dogs or people under a new state law that doesn’t count toward Montana’s wolf-hunting season.

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FWP investigating pike in Lake Mary Ronan

KALISPELL — The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans an investigation to determine if a fisherman's report that he caught two pike in Lake Mary Ronan last month indicates a serious problem.

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Trout Unlimited offers reward for fish stockings

MISSOULA — A fishing advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward for information on individuals suspected of illegally stocking non-native fish in several Montana lakes.

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FWP backs away from statewide sage grouse hunt closure

FWP backs away from statewide sage grouse hunt closure

After proposing in May to halt all sage grouse hunting in Montana this season, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has modified its plan to only shorten and constrict the hunt, which is still the longest in the nation.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Group forwards draft bill with fishing, hunting fee increases to legislative committee

Group forwards draft bill with fishing, hunting fee increases to legislative committee

An advisory group that has worked about eight months to develop a proposal to raise Montana hunting and fishing license fees struggled to form a unified front at its final meeting on Wednesday in Helena.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sudden drop in Missouri concerns anglers and FWP

Sudden drop in Missouri concerns anglers and FWP

HELENA — When officials with the Bureau of Reclamation began holding back water to fill Canyon Ferry Reservoir earlier this month, the Missouri River flow below Holter Dam dropped more than 45 percent in less than a week. Now that dramatic drop has Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks concerned …

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Improvements to Yellowstone fishing site proposed

Fish, Wildlife and Parks has written a draft environmental assessment outlining proposed construction to improve Pelican fishing access site on the Yellowstone River, 10 miles southeast of Big Timber.

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Dead crappie, fungus no big deal

Dead crappie, fungus no big deal

Dead crappie found washed up on the beach at Tongue River Reservoir are dying from a fungus that takes advantage of stressed fish during the spawn.

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USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

GREAT FALLS — Healthy snowpack and cooler summers over the past four years have slowed melting of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Winterkill of fish detected in Renner Reservoir

CODY, Wyo. — Thick ice coupled with prolonged snow cover over the winter has resulted in a winterkill of fish in Renner Reservoir near Hyattville, Wyo.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews net pallid sturgeon

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews net pallid sturgeon

Ryan Wilson with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service talks about netting pallid sturgeon on the Yellowstone River in North Dakota.

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Hard winter leads to fish kill at Horseshoe

POWELL, Wyo. — Wildlife managers say 100 to 200 fish were found dead in Horseshoe Reservoir at Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area, probably because of the cold winter.

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Conviction for illegal outfitting upheld

A Cascade County District Judge has denied the appeal of a Red Lodge man convicted in 2010 of 38 counts of illegal outfitting on the Missouri River.

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FWP proposing to plant westslope cutts, remove Yellowstone cutts

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting in White Sulphur Springs to discuss the restoration of native westslope cutthroat trout in Camas Lake and Big Camas Creek in the Big Belt Mountains.

February 04, 2014 5:39 pmLoading…

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