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Gazette opinion: Hidden gems: Montana state parks need attention

Gazette opinion: Hidden gems: Montana state parks need attention

Quick: Name the five parks in Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5, which includes Yellowstone and surrounding counties in south-central Montana.

August 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Montana FWP seeks comment on 2014 hunting proposals

Montana FWP seeks comment on 2014 hunting proposals

MISSOULA — For some hunters, it’s never too early to start thinking about next season.

August 15, 2013 6:30 amLoading…

Upper Missouri paddlefish season to close

GLASGOW — The paddlefish harvest season on the upper Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at noon on Sunday due to the meeting of the harvest quota.

May 11, 2013 3:21 pmLoading…
Proposal for more liberal wolf hunt season draws praise, criticism

Proposal for more liberal wolf hunt season draws praise, criticism

HELENA — Proposals to liberalize the 2013-2014 wolf hunting and trapping season in Montana drew a wide range of comments Thursday from supporters and opponents of the plan put forth by the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department.

May 09, 2013 7:00 pm Related Loading…

Mountain lion quotas on FWP Commission agenda

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will consider proposed 2013 mountain lion quotas when it meets in Helena on Thursday at FWP Headquarters.

April 05, 2013 4:48 pmLoading…
Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

HELENA — A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday heard a plan to split the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission's duties by creating a new board to oversee state parks and recreation.

January 16, 2013 2:30 pm Related Loading…

FWP to consider elk management options

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Helena on Thursday to consider final approval of elk management recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of transmitting brucellosis between elk and livestock near Yellowstone National Park.

January 07, 2013 4:36 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Steps toward better wolf management

Gazette opinion: Steps toward better wolf management

The wolf population of the Northern Rockies must be managed to protect livestock and to prevent overpredation of elk. Hunting is a good wolf-management tool, but trapping is less so.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Questions arise over whether FWP Commission violated public participation laws

HELENA — Members of Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission may have broken a state law involving public participation at meetings when the group voted on Monday to prohibit wolf hunting and trapping in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 13, 2012 7:16 pmLoading…
FWP Commission approves Milk River Ranch purchase

FWP Commission approves Milk River Ranch purchase

HELENA — After more than two hours of sometimes-heated testimony Monday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted 4-1 to purchase 2,992 acres on the Milk River Ranch north of Havre for $4.7 million.

December 10, 2012 11:38 am Photos

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Pronghorn still recovering from 2011 winter

Pronghorn still recovering from 2011 winter

GREAT FALLS — More pronghorn fawns are showing up on the landscape this spring across Montana, raising hopes of a good fawn crop, but antelope still are years from full recovery following the devastating winter of 2011, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

June 09, 2012 8:15 pmLoading…

FWP Commission meets March 7-8

A final decision on the Canyon Ferry Reservoir and Lake Helena commercial fishing regulations will be made by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission at its Thursday meeting in Helena, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

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FWP Commission tightens deer, antelope license quotas

HELENA — Citing a precipitous and somewhat mysterious drop in mule deer numbers in portions of Montana, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission made numerous changes Thursday that will allow fewer does to be taken.

February 19, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Hunting regulations top FWP Commission's Thursday meeting

Final decisions on hunting season dates, quotas and district boundaries will highlight the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Thursday in Helena at FWP headquarters beginning at 8:30 a.m.

February 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
FWP commission extends wolf hunt to Feb. 15

FWP commission extends wolf hunt to Feb. 15

HELENA — Montana on Thursday extended its wolf hunt to Feb. 15 as the number of predators killed so far has fallen far short of the quota of 220 animals.

December 08, 2011 4:20 pmLoading…
Wolf hunt in Bitterroot's West Fork short of quota

Wolf hunt in Bitterroot's West Fork short of quota

HAMILTON -- With Montana's general rifle season past the halfway mark, some are starting to doubt that hunters will fill the quota set for wolves in the West Fork of the Bitterroot.

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FWP Commission meets in Helena Nov. 9-10

Final decisions on fishing regulations on Lake Koocanusa and Swan Lake, the donation of land for a wildlife management area in Ravalli County and the Fort Benton urban deer management plan top the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting on Thursday.

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FWP: Disabled hunt permit being abused

Some hunters are abusing a permit system that allows disabled persons to hunt from their vehicles, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks' law enforcement bureau chief.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Application deadline, fishing regs top next FWP Commission meeting

A proposal to move up the application deadline for special elk and deer permits from June 1 to March 15 is one of several final decisions the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will make at its Oct. 13 meeting at FWP's Helena Headquarters beginning at 8:30 a.m.

September 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
FWP officials' personal letters backfire; Miles City staffers who were ordered to relocate win preliminary appeal

FWP officials' personal letters backfire; Miles City staffers who were ordered to relocate win preliminary appeal

Two veteran Miles City Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees have unintentionally landed at the center of a statewide dispute between resident hunters and outfitters, landowners and wildlife advocates, and members of the Legislature and the FWP Commission.

September 24, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

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