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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick: Name the five parks in Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5, which includes Yellowstone and surrounding counties in south-central Montana.
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.
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…
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.
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.
KALISPELL — The director of the state wildlife agency, Jeff Hagener, has begun a review of the agency's recent land acquisitions, holdings and management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock has released the salaries for members of his Cabinet and staff.
HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock announced Friday that he was bringing back a former Fish, Wildlife and Parks director to run the agency, a move welcomed by some critics and employees alike.
HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Bob Lane retired this week after 34 years with FWP, the past 27 as the state agency's chief legal counsel.