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Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving.

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Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Wyoming seems to be off the hook.

January 22, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

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.

January 21, 2015 2:32 pm Photos

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State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

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.

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Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

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.

January 18, 2015 5:00 am Photos

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Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

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.

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Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

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.

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Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

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.

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Fish & Wildlife Commission conference call set Jan. 15

Fish & Wildlife Commission conference call set Jan. 15

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.

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FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

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.

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2 men convicted of poaching bull elk

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.

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Christmas trees needed for fish habitat

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.

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Section of Madison Valley creek to be rerouted

Section of Madison Valley creek to be rerouted

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.

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Prickly Pear Creek fishing access site approved

Prickly Pear Creek fishing access site approved

Development of a new fishing access site on upper Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy has been approved.

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Bighorn heli

Bighorn heli

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

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Sheep doctor

Sheep doctor

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

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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.

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