Montana Wildlife Federation
Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…
The Montana Wildlife Federation is accepting applications for the 2014 round of the Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment grants and scholarships.
Have you ever used a state fishing-access site to get onto Montana’s world-class trout streams? Have you ever taken to the field pursuing big game, or just enjoyed spotting wildlife while traveling our state?
You would have to have lived in a cave for the last 20 years not to have heard about brucellosis here in Montana. Yet despite its high profile in the news, abundant confusion still exists about the disease and its presence in wildlife. Case in point: I was recently misquoted in the Bozeman D…
The recovery of grizzly bears in Montana and the challenges of future management will be discussed in Helena on March 9 during a public forum sponsored by the Montana Wildlife Federation.
The hot button issue for land access folks this legislative session is a bill that would legalize crossings at fence corners from public land to public land.
Outfitters and sportsmen, traditionally opponents on bills introduced in the Montana Legislature, were on the same side of a hearing Tuesday in the Senate Fish and Game Committee.
Imagine giving up Montana’s five-week deer and elk rifle season so hunters who can pay $20,000 or more for a license can kill bigger bucks and bulls.
HELENA — How to deal with brucellosis in elk is expected to be the main topic of discussion for Thursday’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting in Helena.
Bill Orsello stares with a heavy heart at the padlocked metal gate across Forest Service Road 774-A1, reading the sign recently posted by landowner Tom Hoffman.
MISSOULA — They get together in tightly networked clubs, raise lots of money and know how to bend politicians to their will. But will Montana’s hunters come out of the woods to play a significant role in this November’s elections?
One of the primary reasons many outdoors-minded persons have chosen to live in Montana is the love of the landscape and the unlimited outdoor opportunities this great state has to offer. Montana is a sought-after destination by many who want to experience the beauty and rich wildlife resourc…
HELENA — In Montana's high-profile U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester and his main Republican challenger, Rep. Denny Rehberg, have spent little on TV ads — but a drove of interest groups is busy doing it for them.
After designating a special committee to examine new regulations for archery elk hunters in the Missouri River Breaks and holding public meetings across the state on eight possible ideas, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Thursday unveiled and adopted an entirely new plan during its…
Montana hunters and anglers could pay higher fees in the future, including senior citizens and youngsters who now receive licenses at a discount.
The Montana Wildlife Federation board of directors has selected Dick Paulsen as the group's new executive director. Paulsen will take over for Craig Sharpe, who retired in August after 15 years with the organization.
Some hunters are abusing a permit system that allows disabled persons to hunt from their vehicles, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks' law enforcement bureau chief.
The Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment of the Montana Wildlife Federation is accepting applications for its annual grants and scholarship programs.
Craig Sharpe, executive director of the Montana Wildlife Federation in Helena, has retired. The group is searching for his replacement.
Lora Ashley and her 12-year-old daughter, Ayla, awoke to a cinnamon-colored black bear shaking their van while attempting to enter it as they were parked overnight in the Benbow area of the Beartooth Mountains recently.