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Montana Department Of Fish Wildlife And Parks

Gazette opinion: A new city park and much more west of Shiloh Road

It’s a rare and wonderful city project that enhances flood prevention, water quality, fishing and trails. Such are the benefits of the Shiloh Conservation Area.

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Elk group donates $25K to FWP for wolf management

Elk group donates $25K to FWP for wolf management

MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated $25,000 to the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to help the agency better determine the number of wolves in Montana.

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Yellowstone bison hazing begins in Montana

Yellowstone bison hazing begins in Montana

BOZEMAN — Montana officials have begun hazing bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for livestock.

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Montana wolf population remains stable at 627

Montana wolf population remains stable at 627

Montana’s verified wolf population remained stable in 2013 while livestock depredations by wolves continued to decline, dropping about 27 percent from 2012, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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Proposed land exchange raises profile of landlocked public parcel

Proposed land exchange raises profile of landlocked public parcel

Until a couple of months ago, few Montanans had heard of the Durfee Hills.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.

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Gazette opinion: Montana DOL's plan to inoculate park icons

Gazette opinion: Montana DOL's plan to inoculate park icons

In a wonderland of controversies, bison may be Yellowstone National Park’s most complex management issue.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rewriting the rules on wolf hunting, trapping

Through Dec. 20, Montanans can weigh in on proposed rule changes that will give landowners more latitude in killing a wolf that threatens their livestock or their pet — and doing so without a hunting license.

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Game warden captures bear cub; Another bear at large

A local game warden captured a 35-pound black bear cub in a garage in the Terra Verde Heights area south of Butte on Friday.

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Undercover game wardens file lawsuit

Undercover game wardens file lawsuit

HELENA — Three undercover game wardens are suing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, saying they should be paid for the entire time they’re on a tour of duty, including when they sleep.

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FWP's grizzly bear plan for southwest Montana prompts criticism

FWP's grizzly bear plan for southwest Montana prompts criticism

A retired wildlife biologist from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks doesn’t think that agency’s plan to manage the grizzly bear population in southwest Montana is working, nor will an updated plan do any better, so he’s organized a meeting to discuss the issue.

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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.

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FWP to hold open houses to discuss hunting seasons

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites hunters, landowners, outfitters, and others to  help set hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015.

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Ups and Downs:

More Montana docs. The Montana Family Residency Program will add three more doctors to its training program thanks to a $450,000 grant made under the Affordable Care Act. The Montana residency based at RiverStone Health in Billings has been highly successful in preparing new physicians for …

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Ups and Downs

Dollars for driving. Yellowstone County will receive a $250,000 Coal Board grant to pay part of the cost of improving part of 21 Mile Road, which was damaged in the construction and high traffic generated by the Bull Mountain Coal Mine. The grant is less than the $350,000 the county request…

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Bullock signs law creating state parks board

Bullock signs law creating state parks board

With praise for Montana's 54 state parks, the money they generate for the economy and the historical and recreational heritage they embody, Gov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 24 on Monday at Pictograph Cave State Park, creating the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board.

April 29, 2013 11:26 am Photos

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Bighorn River brown trout populations rise

Bighorn River brown trout populations rise

Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's roughly the fourth-highest trout count since 1986.

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Hearing Wednesday on plan to buy land easements north of Drummond

A public hearing on an FWP proposal to buy three conservation easements north of Drummond is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Drummond Community Hall.

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Montana hopes to expand Arctic grayling range

BUTTE — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to expand the range of Arctic grayling in the Upper Big Hole River in western Montana starting this spring.

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FWP: 2 white-tailed deer poached near Great Falls

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials say two white-tailed deer were poached just south of Great Falls.

March 19, 2013 4:11 pmLoading…

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