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Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

FLORENCE — The wildfire that displaced two mountain lion cubs late last month in the Sapphire Mountains was caused by an exploding target detonated by a target shooter in a state wildlife management area.

September 28, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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Comments sought on proposed Pheasant Bend Conservation easement EA

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to purchase a conservation easement on 298 acres near Ulm.

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FWP delays release of Madison River Recreation plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will delay the release of an environmental assessment associated with a draft Madison River Recreation Plan given both funding and staffing uncertainties.

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Federal dollars providing access for hunters

Federal dollars providing access for hunters

Pheasant hunters walking fields when the season opens on Oct. 11 can thank the 2014 Farm Bill for boosting the amount of private lands available to them over the next three years.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grizzly captured near Red Lodge, relocated

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and an official from the federal USDA Wildlife Services captured a young grizzly bear this week west of Red Lodge on property where a cow had been killed.

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Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

HELENA — Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are investigating a Missoula man’s anti-wolf claim that he purposefully ran down a pair of wolves near the Idaho-Montana border.

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State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

Montana wildlife officials have delayed a decision on a wolf management stamp after the proposal ran into resistance from hunters.

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State game warden detained for 5 ½ hours by tribal officials outside Hays

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap tribal officers Saturday for 5½ hours and threatened with a citation for criminal trespass and the impoundment of his state vehicle before the heated incident was defused.

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Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Here’s a national issue in which Montana has raced out in front of the pack: turtles.

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Fire restrictions lifted at Stillwater County fishing access sites

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Stillwater County.

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Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely bound for zoo

Mountain lion kittens rescued from fire likely bound for zoo

MISSOULA — The two mountain lion kittens rescued last week from under a burning log northeast of Stevensville are doing well at the state’s wildlife center in Helena.

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FWP facing biologist shortage in Region 2

FWP facing biologist shortage in Region 2

MISSOULA — Every year, sportsmen from all over the country make thousands of inquiries to state wildlife biologists on topics ranging from clarifications on hunting regulations to tips on places to go.

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Hearings set on new wolf stamp

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold hearings on Thursday at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf management program.

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Agencies to rethink draining reservoir

Facing criticism from the public, a water drawdown planned to begin Friday at Paulo Reservoir south of Glasgow has been postponed, Bureau of Land Management officials said Tuesday.

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Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Bidding wars on coveted big game hunting tags are common at conservation group gatherings, but on Thursday a couple of those groups were vying against each other to be the auctioneer of some of the popular Montana tags.

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FWP commissioners give initial OK to elk plan

State wildlife officials are reviving a plan to issue elk-kill permits to landowners in parts of southern Montana to reduce the spread of disease to cattle.

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Hot water closes fishing on 3 rivers

Portions of the Dearborn, Sun and Smith rivers will be closed to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight beginning Friday to protect trout as warm weather has raised the water temperature.

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Surplus licenses go on sale Monday

Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast.

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Bobcat fur farm looks to move from North Dakota to Montana

Bobcat fur farm looks to move from N.D.

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Meeting set on fisheries projects for Soda Butte Creek

State and federal agencies along with the Beartooth Alliance have set a meeting for July 31 to discuss fisheries management projects on Soda Butte Creek near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

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