Wildlife And Parks
BOZEMAN — Increasing license fees is a priority for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department in the upcoming legislative session, agency Director Jeff Hagener said.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' website will fit tablets and mobile phones next week.
Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.
Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.
Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.
State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on the poaching of two elk shot and left in the Larb Hills area south of Malta in Hunting District 622.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.
On Saturday, crews from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released nine bighorn ewes into the eastern Pioneer Mountains as part of a herd augmentation effort approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in November.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 17 in Great Falls to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house on Dec. 18 in Miles City to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.
Jim Latvala, a 65-year-old fishing guide from Two Harbors, Minn., shot a six-point bull elk on the opening day of the Montana season. He was hunting with his older brother, 71-year-old Montana resident Warren Latvala, a retired land surveyor who has owned property in the area for 37 years. T…
When Sandra Jones went knocking on doors during her successful bid to become mayor of Roundup, one of the main questions she faced was: "What are you going to do about the deer in the city?"
After the elk was confiscated by a Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden, the meat was processed and given to the local food bank. Jim Latvala did get to keep the bull's head.
The "Wardens" cable television show, which follows Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers in Montana, is now in its third season.
Jim Latvala of Two Harbors, Minn., poses with a bull elk he shot on the opening day of the Montana rifle season in the Shields Valley. Latvala was later cited for failing to immediately tag the elk, although the Park County attorney later chose to dismiss the charge.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 Citizen Advisory Council will hold an open house on Dec. 17 in Billings to meet with state senators and representatives and department staff concerning the upcoming legislative session.
This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks — for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas —consider adding another blessing: for living in a state so rich in wildlife.
Sam Sheppard, warden captain for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Region 3 in Bozeman, has been named the new Region 3 supervisor.