Montana Fish Wildlife And Parks Department
MISSOULA — Driving a remote road in the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France, Yves-Charles Grandjeat noticed a graffiti on the roadside: “No to bears.”
Having roamed Flathead Lake’s largest island for more than three decades, at one point upholding its name as the lone equine resident, the oldest gelding on Wild Horse Island has departed for greener pastures.
MISSOULA — The Assiniboine and Sioux people survived the 19th century despite Westward expansion, and the bison survived as well, but only now – after 130 years – have the two been reunited on ancestral lands, a lawyer argued Friday before the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Four stretches on four rivers probably will be closed to recreation for portions of the float season this year due to public-safety concerns.
HELENA – For Republican state Sen. John Brenden and many of his Eastern Montana neighbors, the idea of bison roaming the Montana plains as wildlife is absurd — and they want to do what they can to stop it.
MISSOULA — A team of scientists at the University of Montana is looking for state approval and eventual funding to reopen Montana’s defunct state climate office, saying new technology could help local producers keep tabs on global competition and drive commodity prices.
State wildlife officials have canceled a Jan. 29 conference call to discuss a recent court decision that reopened the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park.
STEVENSVILLE — Drew Zeiler thought he had done everything right before he let his three mountain lion dogs go on a set of fresh tracks Sunday afternoon.
HELENA — A plan to close two areas to wolf trapping just north of Yellowstone National Park will be the topic of a special Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission conference call, with commission members trying to "short circuit" a legal challenge to the closure.
HAMILTON — Montana’s mountain lions need to be careful where they step for the next two months.
HELENA — Staff members at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will work with landowners in the Bridger Mountains for the next year with the hope that they’ll be able to reach agreements that will allow them to re-establish the bighorn sheep population in the area.
HAMILTON — Cross-country skiers at Lake Como won’t have to contend with wolf traps right alongside trails at the popular ski area.
A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval Thursday from Montana wildlife commissioners.
Extended dry weather is prompting state wildlife officials to impose afternoon and evening fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers.
Prospective wolf trappers are letting Montana wildlife officials know they’re ready to take the classes needed to allow them to take part in the state’s first wolf-trapping season.
HELENA — The public response to the plans for this year's wolf hunt in Montana has been staggering: A whopping 6,500 comments have been received on the proposal set for approval Thursday by the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.
In June, 13 wolves from two packs roaming on ranches just north of Helena were shot and killed for ongoing livestock depredation.
State wildlife officials say they plan to allow bison back into the Gardiner Basin north of Yellowstone National Park this winter.
GREAT FALLS — An increasing grizzly bear population is expanding east from the Rocky Mountain Front in western Montana as individual bears discover that the plains contain abundant food, a grizzly bear expert says.
DEER LODGE — Ranchers and landowners on Wednesday packed the Powell County Community Center, just a few miles from what has become ground zero in the debate over whether there is a place for wild bison on Montana's landscape.