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Ravalli County Fish And Wildlife Association

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…

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Volunteers put their backs into protecting bank of the Bitteroot River

Volunteers put their backs into protecting bank of the Bitteroot River

HAMILTON – With a hammer in his hand and mud up around his ankles, John Farley couldn’t have been a much happier man.

March 25, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Technology boosts study of Bitterroot elk herd

Armed with better-designed electronic ear tags and a plan to take a hard look at vegetative habitat, researchers are entering the second year of a three-year study on elk in the Bitterroot Valley.

May 06, 2012 2:43 pmLoading…
FWP Commission gives preliminary OK to increased West Fork lion harvest

FWP Commission gives preliminary OK to increased West Fork lion harvest

HAMILTON — Responding to initial findings of an elk predator study in the West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley, state game managers have recommended increasing the harvest of mountain lions there this winter to take pressure off elk calves born in the spring.

January 21, 2012 8:15 pmLoading…

Safari Club International adds incentive to wolf hunt

HAMILTON -- Sportsmen's organizations continue to sweeten the pot to encourage hunters to try to bag a wolf before Montana's season ends in February.

January 03, 2012 11:30 amLoading…
Sportsmen urge state to meet West Fork wolf quota

Sportsmen urge state to meet West Fork wolf quota

HAMILTON -- A Ravalli County sportsmen's group is asking the state of Montana to do whatever it takes to meet the wolf quota in the West Fork of the Bitterroot, including trapping if necessary.

December 13, 2011 11:30 amLoading…

Rifle prize an effort to encourage wolf hunting

HAMILTON - Hunters serious about shooting a wolf this year will have another incentive to try their luck in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley following Sunday's end of the state's general big-game season.

November 28, 2011 9:48 amLoading…

Senate committee kills unlimited archery elk bill

A contentious bill that would have revised archery hunting in the Missouri River Breaks and other draw-only districts was voted down in the Senate Fish and Game Committee Thursday night, but not before testimony got a little testy.

April 07, 2011 6:03 pmLoading…
Ravalli County asks for more control over wolves

Ravalli County asks for more control over wolves

HAMILTON — Ravalli County commissioners have voted to ask state and federal agencies to reinstate regional wolf management to protect the region's ungulate population.

September 24, 2010 8:08 amLoading…

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