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.
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease cases continue to pop up across Montana, and may trigger some changes to hunting regulations this fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Montana officials are discussing the possibility of reintroducing bison statewide, one month after releasing quarantined Yellowstone National Park bison to Fort Peck Reservation.
An extra $51,000 will fund federal wolf collaring and killing in Montana, thanks to a contribution by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
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.
MISSOULA -- An anti-wolf advocate has asked the Missoula County commissioners to adopt a year-round wolf management plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOZEMAN - Wildlife officials are investigating after a grizzly bear was shot and killed with a pistol during an encounter with bow hunters in the Gravelly Mountains near Bozeman.
BOZEMAN - Montana wildlife officials say the first wolf has been taken in this winter's hunt.