Montana Fish Wildlife And Parks
Repeatedly stifled in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state’s wildlife commission chairman said it may be time to rethink the state’s conservation strategy for the popular big game species.
Montana wildlife officials want to be able to move bighorn sheep out of the state after running into trouble finding suitable places for the animals in the Treasure State.
HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.
HELENA — When officials with the Bureau of Reclamation began holding back water to fill Canyon Ferry Reservoir earlier this month, the Missouri River flow below Holter Dam dropped more than 45 percent in less than a week. Now that dramatic drop has Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks concerned …
Anglers fishing on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their experience once they come off the water.
KALISPELL — Wildlife officials said Thursday they were investigating the deaths of three grizzly bears east of Flathead Lake, and that two black bears had been put down for aggressively seeking human food.
A colony of Townsend's Big-eared Bats huddles near the entrance to the cave at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The Townsend's Big-eared Bats are the park's rarest bats.
In three months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list Montana’s Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has restricted motor vehicle traffic at the Buffalo Mirage fishing access site southeast of Park City to stem abuse on the Yellowstone River banks and surrounding land.
Six Yellowstone River fishing access sites that were closed by high water in the last month are being reopened.
MISSOULA — Three wild bighorn sheep that mingled with domestic sheep on Mount Jumbo had to be killed Tuesday to prevent them from spreading disease to other wild bighorns.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is looking for volunteers for its annual Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day on Saturday, co-sponsored by the Park County Rod and Gun Club.
Rarely, if ever, has a dam been considered a savior for fish. Typically the structures block natural fish migration and forever alter the habitat, harming native species. But Lima Reservoir dam in southwestern Montana may be an exception.
Montana wildlife officials are proposing to cancel sage grouse hunting this fall as populations of the large upland game bird continue to decline.
HELENA — Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will hold a public meeting in Helena on Tuesday evening to discuss advisory council recommendations to raise or restructure several hunting and fishing license fees.
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.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks employees, from left, Matt Rugg, Chris Wesolek, and Dave Fuller, release a pallid sturgeon after taking blood and eggs samples from the female fish.
Cattle and greater sage grouse seem to be getting along just fine in southeastern Montana, according to a recent Fish Wildlife and Parks study, and that’s a big deal.
A sage grouse hen is surrounded by her chicks in the study area, which included portions of Powder and Carter counties in southeastern Montana.
Windy Davis, at left, and Chris Binschus attach a radio transmitter to a hen sage grouse as part of a four-year study.