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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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Aspen tour

Aspen tour

People attending an aspen regeneration project tour last week walk through a stand of trees that was thinned along the Beartooth Face just northwest of Red Lodge. The project strives to create a variety of habitat, from dense stands for nesting to open ones for mating.

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Ruffed grouse

Ruffed grouse

Ruffed grouse are dependent on aspen trees for food, shelter and a place to mate. Strong aspen stands generally go hand-in-hand with good ruffed grouse populations.

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Shawn Stewart

Shawn Stewart

Shawn Stewart, a wildlife biologist for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Red Lodge, has helped guide a cooperative aspen regeneration project in the area since its inception in 1990.

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FWP bird advisory group frustrated by project delays

FWP bird advisory group frustrated by project delays

Some members of an upland game bird advisory group voiced frustration last week that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hasn’t done enough to start more new habitat projects.

October 13, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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FWP seeks comments on $4M land purchase

FWP seeks comments on $4M land purchase

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase a 2,840 acres of land adjoining the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for $4 million.

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Grant funds new upland habitat position

Grant funds new upland habitat position

A $40,000 grant coupled with a matching donation will help upland birds, other wildlife and bird hunters in Eastern Montana.

October 07, 2014 2:43 pm Photos

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Frazer to speak at Magic City Fly Fishers meeting

The Magic City Fly Fishers will host Ken Frazer, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 fisheries manager, at its Oct. 7 general meeting.

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FWP picks 4 top choices to receive disease-free bison

FWP picks 4 top choices to receive disease-free bison

State wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive relocated bison from Yellowstone National Park.

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Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

FLORENCE — The wildfire that displaced two mountain lion cubs late last month in the Sapphire Mountains was caused by an exploding target detonated by a target shooter in a state wildlife management area.

September 28, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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Federal dollars providing access for hunters

Federal dollars providing access for hunters

Pheasant hunters walking fields when the season opens on Oct. 11 can thank the 2014 Farm Bill for boosting the amount of private lands available to them over the next three years.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grizzly captured near Red Lodge, relocated

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and an official from the federal USDA Wildlife Services captured a young grizzly bear this week west of Red Lodge on property where a cow had been killed.

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Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

HELENA — Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are investigating a Missoula man’s anti-wolf claim that he purposefully ran down a pair of wolves near the Idaho-Montana border.

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Fire restrictions lifted at Stillwater County fishing access sites

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Stillwater County.

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Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely bound for zoo

Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely bound for zoo

MISSOULA — The two mountain lion kittens rescued last week from under a burning log northeast of Stevensville are doing well at the state’s wildlife center in Helena.

September 06, 2014 7:49 am Photos

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Hearings set on new wolf stamp

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold hearings on Thursday at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf management program.

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