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Wildlife And Parks Commission

FWP director, commission traveling to Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener and members of the FWP Commission will be in Havre on June 4-5 to host a public open house and conduct the commission’s regular monthly meeting.

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FWP Commission to meet via conference call on Thursday

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet via audio/video conference call on Thursday to consider final action on two fishery related items.

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Closures pending on three rivers

Three rivers in Montana are expected to have temporary closures this summer.

February 14, 2013 1:37 pmLoading…

FWP Commission to meet Feb. 14

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will meet in Helena Feb. 14 to consider final approval of black bear and spring turkey hunting quotas and two bighorn sheep hunting district closures aimed at protecting declining populations.

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Bowhunting, other hunting groups oppose allowing lighted 'nocks’ on arrows

Bowhunting, other hunting groups oppose allowing lighted 'nocks’ on arrows

HELENA — State lawmakers should reject a bill allowing bowhunters to use lighted nocks on their arrows because it violates the “primitive nature” of the sport, spokesmen for bowhunting and other hunting groups said Tuesday.

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FWP Commission sets meeting on wolf hunting, trapping closure for Jan. 29

State wildlife officials are seeking additional comment on a recent court-challenged decision to close the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Commission ponders what to do with Buffalo Jump State Park

Commission ponders what to do with Buffalo Jump State Park

Montana State Parks will take more time to gather information and seek public comment on its proposal to give up management of Madison Buffalo Jump State Park near Three Forks.

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FWP Commission to meet on Thursday

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Helena on Thursday to consider final approval of a statewide fisheries management plan and the city of Helena's plan to manage deer within the city limits.

December 14, 2012 3:13 pmLoading…

FWP Commission approves purchase of 2 other parcels

Although the Milk River Ranch acquisition garnered the most attention at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting on Monday, the group also approved the purchase of a 981-acre addition to the Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Area near Sidney and accepted the donation of what will bec…

December 11, 2012 2:34 pm Related Loading…

FWP Commission approves purchase of Milk River property

After a lengthy debate that included about 35 north-central Montana landowners stating their opposition to the proposal, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission approved the purchase of the 4,500-acre Milk River Ranch property during a telephone conference call meeting on Monday.

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FWP Commission to meet on Dec. 10

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet via conference call on Monday to take final action on three land matters and to hear an update on the state’s wolf hunting season.

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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…

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Land donation on Bighorn on FWP Commission agenda

The possible donation to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks of property for use as a fishing access site on the west side of the Bighorn River is one of several items on the FWP Commission's agenda Thursday.

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FWP Commission OKs purchase of mineral rights, land near Troy

The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission gave final approval on Thursday to the purchase of mineral rights on 14,149 acres under the newly purchased Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area northeast of Deer Lodge for $70,745. Ken McDonald, wildlife bureau chief, said that comes to about $5 an acre.

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Big Lake WMA land acquisition on FWP's Oct. 11 commission agenda

Approval to purchase 1,110 acres next to the Big Lake Wildlife Management Area in Stillwater County for $277,612 is one of the items on the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission's agenda at its next meeting Oct. 11 in Helena.

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Waterfowl regs top FWP Commission meeting on Thursday

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet Thursday in Helena to adopt the upcoming season's waterfowl hunting regulations and to consider proceeding with a process to develop a draft statewide fisheries management plan.

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FWP Commission sets waterfowl seasons on Thursday

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet Thursday in Helena to adopt early-season migratory bird hunting regulations, bison hunting quotas and furbearer trapping seasons and quotas for 2012.

July 30, 2012 2:15 pmLoading…

FWP Commission meets Thursday in Helena

Mountain lion quotas are one of the items on the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission's agenda when it meets Thursday in Helena at the Montana Wild Education Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Wolf season on FWP Commissioner's May 10 agenda

The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season dates, quotas and hunting district boundaries will be on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission agenda when it meets Thursday in Helena at the Montana Wild Education Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Counties, FWP agree more wolves need to be shot

HELENA -- Montana is going to be much more aggressive in hunting wolves in upcoming seasons, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Joe Maurier, while also looking at different ways to manage other large carnivores.

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