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Montana Wildlife Federation

Guest opinion: No grass roots in plots to take over Montana's public lands

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…

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Conservation scholarships, grants available

The Montana Wildlife Federation is accepting applications for the 2014 round of the Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment grants and scholarships.

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Guest opinion: Montanans, economy benefit from Land & Water Fund

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?

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Guest opinion: Montanans can work together on realistic brucellosis solutions

Guest opinion: Montanans can work together on realistic brucellosis solutions

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…

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March 9 forum focuses on grizzly bears

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.

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Sportsmen rally behind corner crossing bill

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.

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Outfitters, sportsmen agree on bill revising charge for nonresidents returning elk license

Outfitters, sportsmen agree on bill revising charge for nonresidents returning elk license

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.

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Guest opinion: Montana sportsmen lose when wildlife's for sale

Guest opinion: Montana sportsmen lose when wildlife's for sale

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.

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Handling brucellosis in elk could be hot topic at FWP Commission meeting

Handling brucellosis in elk could be hot topic at FWP Commission meeting

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.

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Road to Helena forest land gated, locked

Road to Helena forest land gated, locked

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.

December 15, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Democrats, Republicans court wily Montana hunters

Democrats, Republicans court wily Montana hunters

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?

September 30, 2012 8:30 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Elections will affect Montana outdoors

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…

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'Outside spending' in U.S. Senate race nearing $3M -- and we're just under way

'Outside spending' in U.S. Senate race nearing $3M -- and we're just under way

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.

March 25, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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FWP Commission adopts new elk archery regulations

FWP Commission adopts new elk archery regulations

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…

February 16, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Will hunting get more expensive? FWP needs more revenue to balance budget

Montana hunters and anglers could pay higher fees in the future, including senior citizens and youngsters who now receive licenses at a discount.

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Dick Paulsen named executive director of Montana Wildlife Federation

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.

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FWP: Disabled hunt permit being abused

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.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Grants for nonprofts, students offered

The Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment of the Montana Wildlife Federation is accepting applications for its annual grants and scholarship programs.

October 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Sharpe retires after 12 years of leading Montana Wildlife Federation

Craig Sharpe, executive director of the Montana Wildlife Federation in Helena, has retired. The group is searching for his replacement.

August 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Bears, water and boats: Summer snippets from the Montana outdoors scene

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.

July 31, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

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