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FWP, supporters defend bill to increase license fees

FWP, supporters defend bill to increase license fees

Without passage of a bill that would increase hunting and fishing license fees, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks could face a 20 percent budget cut that could result in the closure of hatcheries, regional offices and the laying off of about 100 employees.

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Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Shovelnose sturgeon and emerald shiners that were netted by Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel in the Yellowstone River downstream from a Jan. 17 oil spill will be tested at a Billings lab for exposure to petroleum chemicals.

January 26, 2015 2:30 pmLoading…

2015 fishing, hunting licenses on sale; applications available for deer, elk permits

Montana's new 2015 hunting and fishing year begins on March 1. Licenses are on sale — and applications for resident and nonresident deer and elk hunting permits are now available.

January 26, 2015 2:05 pmLoading…
Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving.

January 26, 2015 1:06 pmLoading…

FWP group develops hunter-ethics campaign

BOZEMAN — With hopes of reducing hunting conflicts by encouraging better behavior, a citizen’s group has taken the first steps toward developing an educational and media campaign to encourage Montana hunters to use good ethics.

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Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Wyoming seems to be off the hook.

January 22, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are attempting to gather baseline data on the effects of Saturday’s oil spill into the Yellowstone near Glendive.

January 21, 2015 2:32 pm Photos

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State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17 oil spill west of Glendive.

January 21, 2015 12:10 pmLoading…
Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

About 30 bighorn sheep — roughly one-third of two herds that live in the Gardiner area — have died this winter, probably from an outbreak of pneumonia.

January 18, 2015 5:00 am Photos

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Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

A lethal removal of 10 elk in the Paradise Valley has been approved in an attempt to push elk off private agricultural land next to the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

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Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

Charles “Bill” Foster and his wife, Sally, were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish- and wildlife-related cases in southwest Montana in recent years.

January 15, 2015 4:55 pmLoading…
Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

The transmission of brucellosis from elk to cattle in southwestern Montana will be the topic of a discussion at Montana State University in Bozeman on Saturday.

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Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

HELENA — A pair of bills that would ramp up penalties for a variety of hunting offenses by imposing two-year licensing bans will make their first appearances in legislative committees on Tuesday.

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FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

With disease limiting a southwestern Montana bighorn sheep herd’s viability, state wildlife officials are considering a new method to restore sheep populations in the area — allowing hunters to kill all of the existing bighorns.

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2 men convicted of poaching bull elk

Two Jefferson County men were fined $9,270 and lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years for trespassing and poaching two bull elk — one a trophy — on a private ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front last hunting season.

January 09, 2015 5:05 pmLoading…

Christmas trees needed for fish habitat

The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has set up a Christmas tree drop-off location at Spotted Eagle.

January 01, 2015 4:37 pmLoading…
Section of Madison Valley creek to be rerouted

Section of Madison Valley creek to be rerouted

A 120-foot portion of Ruby Creek in the Madison Valley will be rerouted to keep a historic homestead cabin from falling into the stream.

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Prickly Pear Creek fishing access site approved

Prickly Pear Creek fishing access site approved

Development of a new fishing access site on upper Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy has been approved.

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Funding, access included in FWP bills

BOZEMAN — Increasing license fees is a priority for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department in the upcoming legislative session, agency Director Jeff Hagener said.

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