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Ron Aasheim

Guest opinion: Montana elk hunter ethics go by the wayside

Here’s a picture I want to put in your head, because it’s one I can’t erase from mine:

November 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Montana proposes expanded hunting confidentiality

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill any wildlife in the state.

October 07, 2014 2:26 pmLoading…
10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

Ten entities have offered to take a group of about 135 bison from Yellowstone National Park that went through an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals, Montana state officials said Monday.

May 05, 2014 1:09 pm Photos

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Montana FWP considers changing hunting regulations after deer die-off

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease cases continue to pop up across Montana, and may trigger some changes to hunting regulations this fall.

October 03, 2013 9:14 amLoading…
Group encourages illegal acts in 'Earth First! Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual'

Group encourages illegal acts in 'Earth First! Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual'

A 12-page online manual showing how to sabotage wolf hunts and release captured wolves has reignited debate over management of the once-endangered species in Montana and elsewhere.

August 13, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana wolf numbers drop slightly to 625

Montana's gray wolf population declined slightly for the first time in almost a decade in 2012, amid stepped-up efforts to curb the predator's numbers through increased hunting and trapping, state officials said Thursday.

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Montana won't limit Yellowstone-area wolf hunts

Montana wildlife officials said Monday that they were abandoning their efforts to shut down gray wolf hunting and trapping just outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park, citing a recent court ruling that threatened to drag out the issue until the season was almost over.

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Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

HELENA — A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday heard a plan to split the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission's duties by creating a new board to oversee state parks and recreation.

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FWP seeks expansion of wolf hunting, trapping

FWP seeks expansion of wolf hunting, trapping

HELENA — State wildlife officials asked lawmakers Thursday to make it easier to hunt and trap wolves in Montana, while a Bozeman legislator backed off a proposal to cap the population at 250 of the predators.

January 10, 2013 12:49 pmLoading…

Judge lets wolf season resume near Yellowstone

Wolf hunting and trapping can resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge on Wednesday blocked the state from shutting down the practice over concerns that too many animals used in research were being killed.

January 02, 2013 5:37 pmLoading…
Amid questions, Milk River Ranch up for final sale OK

Amid questions, Milk River Ranch up for final sale OK

The Montana Board of Regents has agreed to pay $2 million for the rights to archaeological and paleontological artifacts on the Milk River Ranch, bringing the total to $7.7 million in public funding being paid to brothers David and Verges Aageson for their 4,505-acre parcel about 45 miles no…

December 02, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Falconry capture season opens, 1st since nonresident provision

MISSOULA -- Friday marked the opening of Montana’s first nonresident falconry collection season, although only one person has a permit to capture a young hunting bird.

June 03, 2012 3:57 pmLoading…
Montana eyes expanded bison reintroduction

Montana eyes expanded bison reintroduction

Montana officials are discussing the possibility of reintroducing bison statewide, one month after releasing quarantined Yellowstone National Park bison to Fort Peck Reservation.

May 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation gives state $51K to collar, kill wolves

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation gives state $51K to collar, kill wolves

An extra $51,000 will fund federal wolf collaring and killing in Montana, thanks to a contribution by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers to finance more aggressive wolf killing

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers to finance more aggressive wolf killing

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation leaders want state wildlife officials to get more aggressive about wolf control, and they've offered at least $50,000 to make it happen.

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Activist wants plan to control Missoula County's wolves

MISSOULA -- An anti-wolf advocate has asked the Missoula County commissioners to adopt a year-round wolf management plan.

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FWP Commission tightens deer, antelope license quotas

HELENA — Citing a precipitous and somewhat mysterious drop in mule deer numbers in portions of Montana, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission made numerous changes Thursday that will allow fewer does to be taken.

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Bid to stop Rockies wolf hunt denied -- for now

Bid to stop Rockies wolf hunt denied -- for now

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency injunction that would have stopped wolf hunting in the Rocky Mountains.

October 18, 2011 4:30 pm Photos

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FWP lowers cost estimates to relocate Yellowstone Park bison

HELENA -- Montana wildlife officials have lowered the estimated costs in a proposal to relocate and manage Yellowstone bison at two state-run wildlife management areas.

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Yellowstone bison relocations proposed in Montana

About 150 bison from Yellowstone National Park would be relocated onto state or tribal lands in Montana under a proposal announced Thursday as part of a long-stalled effort to establish new herds of the burly animals.

September 15, 2011 6:53 pmLoading…

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