Quick: Name the five parks in Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5, which includes Yellowstone and surrounding counties in south-central Montana.
MISSOULA — For some hunters, it’s never too early to start thinking about next season.
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.
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.
Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will consider proposed 2013 mountain lion quotas when it meets in Helena on Thursday at FWP Headquarters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.