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Jeff Hagener

Guest opinion: Montana elk hunter ethics go by the wayside

Here’s a picture I want to put in your head, because it’s one I can’t erase from mine:

November 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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November 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation next week.

November 05, 2014 3:07 pmLoading…
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.

July 10, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…
Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

Montana: Feds plan to delist some grizzlies

HELENA — The head of Montana’s wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies in the next two years.

May 15, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…
Montana agrees not to issue elk-kill permits after suit filed Wednesday

Montana agrees not to issue elk-kill permits after suit filed Wednesday

HELENA — Montana officials have agreed not to issue any elk-kill permits this season after a legal challenge to their plan to reduce the spread of disease to cattle.

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Trout Unlimited protests FWP’s ‘misuse’ of Smith River money

HELENA — About $25,000 will be returned to the Smith River Corridor Enhancement Account after a protest over the use of the money by Trout Unlimited, and the nonprofit group also wants to continue discussions on another $82,000 it believes was improperly applied to projects.

December 01, 2013 9:28 amLoading…

Commission to meet in Miles City; hold open house

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener and members of the Fish and Wildlife Commission will be in Miles City on Oct. 9-10 to host a public open house and conduct the commission's regular monthly meeting.

September 30, 2013 11:44 amLoading…
Proposed Black Butte Copper Project near White Sulphur Springs draws thousands of comments

Proposed Black Butte Copper Project near White Sulphur Springs draws thousands of comments

HELENA — Thousands of people have weighed in on a draft plan for further exploration for a copper mine northeast of White Sulphur Springs, near a tributary to the Smith River.

August 30, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…
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…
Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

To get a sense of some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Montana, consider the Environmental Quality Council’s agenda — controlling wolf populations, hunting and fishing license reform, sage grouse protection and the increasing cost of fighting wildland fires.

June 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: FWP success hinges on respect for wildlife, stakeholders

Guest opinion: FWP success hinges on respect for wildlife, stakeholders

I was both honored and encouraged earlier this year when Gov. Steve Bullock appointed me director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. FWP plays an essential role in Montana's outdoor culture and recreation-based economy. And it's staffed by a dedicated and professional corps of biologists…

June 19, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

FWP director, commissioner to visit Miles City

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Jeff Hagener and Matthew Tourtlotte, a member of the FWP Commission, will be in Miles City to visit with area residents on June 14 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks conference room, 352 I-90 Business Loop.

June 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

FWP officials urge caution, awareness near wild animals

HELENA — As bears emerge from winter dens and wild animals are giving birth, Montanans are once again being asked to give them space and leave them alone.

June 02, 2013 10:15 amLoading…
FWP director begins review of land acquisitions

FWP director begins review of land acquisitions

KALISPELL — The director of the state wildlife agency, Jeff Hagener, has begun a review of the agency's recent land acquisitions, holdings and management.

May 29, 2013 10:30 amLoading…

FWP director, commission traveling to Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener and members of the FWP Commission will be in Havre on June 4-5 to host a public open house and conduct the commission’s regular monthly meeting.

May 28, 2013 2:32 pmLoading…
Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

Trespassing hunters will have to pay higher fines and nonresident upland bird hunters will now be able to buy a less expensive three-day hunting license under laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.

May 05, 2013 12:10 am Related Loading…
Wolf advisory council has management ideas for FWP

Wolf advisory council has management ideas for FWP

HELENA — Establishing a roster of wolf trappers, implementing a bounty system or changing the rules about hunting wolves outside of Yellowstone National Park all were ideas bandied about at a Fish, Wildlife and Parks special meeting Friday.

April 14, 2013 2:23 pmLoading…
Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana's gray wolf population declined slightly for the first time in almost a decade in 2012, amid stepped-up efforts to curb the predator's numbers through increased hunting and trapping, state officials said Thursday.

March 21, 2013 6:30 pm Related Loading…
Montana hunters, trappers kill at least 223 wolves

Montana hunters, trappers kill at least 223 wolves

With at least 223 gray wolves killed by Montana hunters and trappers during a season that ends Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock and wildlife officials said they now have the right rules in place as the state seeks to reduce the predator's population.

February 28, 2013 10:24 amLoading…

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