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Montana Department Of Fish

State game warden detained for 5 ½ hours by tribal officials outside Hays

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap tribal officers Saturday for 5½ hours and threatened with a citation for criminal trespass and the impoundment of his state vehicle before the heated incident was defused.

September 15, 2014 1:59 pmLoading…
FWP facing biologist shortage in Region 2

FWP facing biologist shortage in Region 2

MISSOULA — Every year, sportsmen from all over the country make thousands of inquiries to state wildlife biologists on topics ranging from clarifications on hunting regulations to tips on places to go.

August 24, 2014 12:02 pmLoading…

Bobcat fur farm looks to move from North Dakota to Montana

Bobcat fur farm looks to move from N.D.

July 27, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Derailment cleared from MRL tracks; fuselages still in river

Derailment cleared from MRL tracks; fuselages still in river

MISSOULA — Crews on Saturday continued to clean up debris from a Montana Rail Link freight train that derailed near Fish Creek, sending three aircraft fuselages down an embankment and into the Clark Fork River.

July 06, 2014 9:31 amLoading…

FWP sets rules for illegal fish introductions

HELENA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted guidelines for the agency's response to illegal fish introductions into Montana waterways.

June 15, 2014 10:38 amLoading…

FWP proposes motor boats closure on Whitefish

KALISPELL — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a compromise over motorized access along a three-mile stretch of the Whitefish River.

June 08, 2014 11:36 amLoading…

MSU, FWP to study bighorn sheep population

BOZEMAN — Montana State University and the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are beginning a six-year study to try to determine why the bighorn sheep population is so low in Montana.

June 01, 2014 10:34 amLoading…

Wild sheep to be transplanted in Madison Range

BOZEMAN — Montana wildlife officials plan another attempt to reintroduce wild sheep to parts of the Madison Range and are considering a second reintroduction in the Paradise Valley.

May 26, 2014 11:23 amLoading…

FWP seeking information on poaching near Garrison

HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for information about three antelope poached near Garrison last week.

May 05, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…
10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

Ten entities have offered to take a group of about 135 bison from Yellowstone National Park that went through an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals, Montana state officials said Monday.

May 05, 2014 1:09 pm Photos

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Grizzly bears emerging in northern Rockies

GREAT FALLS — Grizzly bears are beginning to wake up in the northern Rocky Mountains.

March 30, 2014 11:06 amLoading…

Montana hopes to limit illegal fish stocking

GREAT FALLS — State officials are considering a plan aimed at stopping the illegal stocking of fish into public waters.

March 02, 2014 10:30 amLoading…

FWP deputy’s prosecution on assault charge suspended with conditions

HELENA — Helena city attorneys submitted an agreement in late December that suspends the prosecution of Michael Volesky, deputy director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

January 08, 2014 11:27 amLoading…

Alleged poachers cited after canoe gets stuck in Jefferson River ice jam

BUTTE — A man and teenager attempting to canoe - with a poached deer on board - in the partially frozen waters of the Jefferson River got stuck in an ice jam Sunday afternoon.

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FWP: Wolf hunter who shot dog violated ethical, safety tenets

FWP: Wolf hunter who shot dog violated ethical, safety tenets

MISSOULA — Missoula County sheriff's officers will lead the investigation into who shot and killed a Missoula man’s dog while he was cross-country skiing in the Lee Creek area on Sunday.

November 18, 2013 12:34 pmLoading…

3 grizzly bears captured, euthanized in NW Montana

KALISPELL - Three grizzly bears have been captured and euthanized in northwestern Montana after causing property damage, and in one case, killing numerous chickens.

November 05, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…
By means high-tech or downright primal, game wardens try to ensure everyone plays by same rules

By means high-tech or downright primal, game wardens try to ensure everyone plays by same rules

HELENA — Sunrise is 45 minutes away, but Sgt. Dave Loewen already is sitting in his truck in his favorite spot up White’s Gulch in the Big Belt Mountains. Even in the dark, he pulls binoculars to his eyes and scans the slopes in front of him, as headlights denote dozens of people heading out…

November 03, 2013 10:35 amLoading…
Studies, states seek to halt mule deer population decline

Studies, states seek to halt mule deer population decline

Wildlife management agencies, hunters and wildlife organizations have done a lot of research, habitat work and plain old head scratching in recent years over what is causing a decline in the number of mule deer across parts of the West.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FWP kills elk that chased motorcycle, became aggressive toward public

FWP kills elk that chased motorcycle, became aggressive toward public

At first it seemed friendly, or maybe just curious. Probably a little friendlier and nosier than a spike bull elk should be, there in the middle of Montana Highway 200 in the Ovando Valley.

October 15, 2013 3:21 pm Video Loading…

Montana TU to offer reward for information on ‘bucket biologists’

HELENA — A statewide fishing organization plans to put up a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of so-called “bucket biologists” who illegally plant non-native species in important trout waters.

October 15, 2013 1:49 pmLoading…

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