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Funding, access included in FWP bills

BOZEMAN — Increasing license fees is a priority for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department in the upcoming legislative session, agency Director Jeff Hagener said.

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FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' website will fit tablets and mobile phones next week.

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2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on the poaching of two elk shot and left in the Larb Hills area south of Malta in Hunting District 622.

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Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

On Saturday, crews from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released nine bighorn ewes into the eastern Pioneer Mountains as part of a herd augmentation effort approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in November.

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Elk citation angers hunter, serves as warning to others

Elk citation angers hunter, serves as warning to others

Jim Latvala, a 65-year-old fishing guide from Two Harbors, Minn., shot a six-point bull elk on the opening day of the Montana season. He was hunting with his older brother, 71-year-old Montana resident Warren Latvala, a retired land surveyor who has owned property in the area for 37 years. T…

December 04, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Roundup deer hunt on wildlife commission's agenda

When Sandra Jones went knocking on doors during her successful bid to become mayor of Roundup, one of the main questions she faced was: "What are you going to do about the deer in the city?"

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Antlers only

Antlers only

After the elk was confiscated by a Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden, the meat was processed and given to the local food bank. Jim Latvala did get to keep the bull's head.

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Wardens

Wardens

The "Wardens" cable television show, which follows Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers in Montana, is now in its third season.

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A Montana trophy

A Montana trophy

Jim Latvala of Two Harbors, Minn., poses with a bull elk he shot on the opening day of the Montana rifle season in the Shields Valley. Latvala was later cited for failing to immediately tag the elk, although the Park County attorney later chose to dismiss the charge.

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Local lawmakers to meet with FWP, public

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house on Dec. 17 in Billings to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.

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Cavern tour

Cavern tour

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is offering candlelight tours of the cave in December.

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Shipment of bison arrives at Fort Peck reservation

Shipment of bison arrives at Fort Peck reservation

POPLAR — Rosella Sky Arrow came to sing the buffalo home, but she didn’t expect them to dance.

November 13, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Mountain lion suspected of killing sheep, goats in Pattee Canyon

Mountain lion suspected of killing sheep, goats in Pattee Canyon

MISSOULA — A mountain lion is suspected in the killing of two sheep and three goats near the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area on Tuesday.

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FWP supervisor candidate forum offered

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites the public to attend Region 3’s supervisor candidate forum on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, 1325 N. Seventh Ave.

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Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

A calcite stalagmite in the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns that has grown to the top of the room's ceiling.

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Wildlife conservation topic of FWP meeting

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a daylong meeting in Helena on Tuesday to discuss lessons learned from the wolf stamp proposal and potential benefits to future fish and wildlife management discussions involving hunters, anglers and people who support wildlife conservation but who …

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Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

RED LODGE — After 24 years and an investment of almost $460,000, a unique Montana cooperative project that has regenerated aspen stands along the Beartooth Face may be finished despite definitive success.

October 16, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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Beartooth Face

Beartooth Face

Aspen stands glow yellow on a beautiful fall day along the Beartooth Face at the end of Fox Road, near Red Lodge. The Beartooth Ranger District’s Palisades Trail loops through the trees.

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Tree talk

Tree talk

Barb Pittman, the Beartooth Ranger District’s biologist, stops in a clearing to point out the different types of aspen stands in the area.

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Barb Pittman

Barb Pittman

Barb Pittman, Beartooth Ranger District biologist, tells the group how in the past work has been done by weed crews that may no longer be available.

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