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YelCo 52: Yellowstone River a workhorse for industry, economy

YelCo 52: Yellowstone River a workhorse for industry, economy

What makes the Yellowstone River so special? Perhaps it's because the Yellowstone is the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States.

August 09, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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FWP Commission to discuss commercial harvest of carp, fisheries improvement

MISSOULA — The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will meet by videoconference Thursday to consider final action on two fisheries-related items.

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FWP adopts first-ever fisheries plan for state

FWP adopts first-ever fisheries plan for state

HELENA — Montana now has its first-ever statewide fisheries plan.

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Fisheries

Montana has its first-ever statewide fisheries plan, but some people are concerned that it doesn't address enough, including issues like walleye like the ones in Canyon Ferry Reservoir being being illegally introduced in a similar fashion on West Slope reservoirs and lakes.

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The Bighorn River, viewed from the Devil's Canyon Overlook in Montana

The Bighorn River, viewed from the Devil's Canyon Overlook in Montana

The Bighorn River, viewed from the Devil’s Canyon Overlook in Montana, flows slowly north out of Wyoming toward Yellowtail Dam. Representatives from both states are working together to resolve issues with the river.

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The Bighorn River

The Bighorn River

The Bighorn River, viewed from the Devil’s Canyon Overlook in Montana, flows slowly north out of Wyoming toward Yellowtail Dam. In the wake of last year’s record water flows, this spring is shaping up as an exact opposite.

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Montana, Wyoming closer to resolving Bighorn River issues

Montana, Wyoming closer to resolving Bighorn River issues

LOVELL, Wyo. -- A tale of two states sharing a single river turned another page Tuesday when members of a once-polarized group gathered to discuss the Bighorn River and the issues surrounding the management of its resources.

April 10, 2012 4:35 pm Photos

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Fisheries biologist marks 35 years on the job

Fisheries biologist marks 35 years on the job

CODY, Wyo. — For a biologist who aspired to work as an oceanographer, Steve Yekel is a long way from the sea.

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Steve Yekel

Steve Yekel

Steve Yekel logged 35 years with Wyoming Game and Fish this year, where his work continues to focus on restoration of Yellowstone cutthroat trout, river access and wetland conservation.

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Fishing guide promotes opportunities in northeast Montana

A new guide that features 89 public fishing ponds in nine counties across the Hi-Line has been produced by fisheries biologists in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6.

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Fish traps deployed on Madison River, creek to survey juvenile grayling, trout

Rotary screw traps are being installed by state fisheries biologists on Fletchers Channel of the Madison River and Meadow Creek to survey for juvenile fish descending to Ennis Reservoir this spring.

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19 projects approved for Shoshone National Forest

CODY, Wyo. — Accessing Yellowstone National Park by trail over Jones Creek Pass could become easier thanks to $37,000 in funding and a unique agreement between the Forest Service, the Montana Conservation Corps and the Shoshone Backcountry Horsemen.

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Fisheries biologist to talk about Cooney at May 12 meeting

Jeremiah Wood, a fisheries biologist for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, will talk about Cooney Reservoir at the Walleyes Forever Meeting on May 12 at the Billings Elks Club at 7 p.m

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FWP seeks suggestions on fishing regulations

Anglers are being asked what issues they would like the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission to consider as it sets the state's fishing regulations for the next four years.

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Angler comments sought on regulation changes

Should there be restrictions on the movement of live bait in Montana? Should the catfish catch limit be reduced in Eastern Montana?

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Fisheries talk Jan. 24 in Plentywood

A public open house to discuss fisheries issues in the far northeastern corner of the state will be held in Plentywood on Jan. 24.

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More people needed to take FWP online survey on Fort Peck fisheries plan

More people are needed to take an online survey related to a pending update of the Fort Peck Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan.

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Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

After getting bored with fish gill-netting, Blayne Brady, Mike Plainfeather and Reno Spang climb around on the boat.

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Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

Blayne Brady, 17, of Lame Deer and Mike Plainfeather, 14, of Crow Agency work to remove lake trout from gill nets on Yellowstone National Park's boat Freedom on Sept. 25. The teens are members of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Lame Deer High School, which organized the trip.

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Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

Students use Yellowstone Park fisheries program as classroom

GRANT VILLAGE - His green rain jacket slick with fish slime, Blayne Brady paused from his task of yanking lake trout out of a gill net. Shuffling in black rubber boots on the slippery boat deck over to an open window, he leaned out and sucked in several deep breaths of fresh air.

October 04, 2008 11:00 pm Photos

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