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Sheppard named new Region 3 FWP supervisor

Sheppard named new Region 3 FWP supervisor

Sam Sheppard, warden captain for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Region 3 in Bozeman, has been named the new Region 3 supervisor.

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More than 800 roadkill salvage permits issued in first year

More than 800 roadkill salvage permits issued in first year

Nearly a year after Montana initiated a method to legalize collection of roadkill, more than 800 permits have been issued.

November 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Comments sought on no new outfitting rule

Montana's Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on changes to rules that govern how outfitters are paid by their clients when conducting commercial use on FWP land.

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Shipment of bison arrives at Fort Peck reservation

Shipment of bison arrives at Fort Peck reservation

POPLAR — Rosella Sky Arrow came to sing the buffalo home, but she didn’t expect them to dance.

November 13, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

A controversial plan to move forward with fencing out, hazing and killing elk in the Paradise Valley in an attempt to prevent the wildlife from transmitting disease to cattle was approved by the Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Mountain lion suspected of killing sheep, goats in Pattee Canyon

Mountain lion suspected of killing sheep, goats in Pattee Canyon

MISSOULA — A mountain lion is suspected in the killing of two sheep and three goats near the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area on Tuesday.

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FWP approves 298-acre conservation easement

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved a proposal to buy a conservation easement south of Great Falls.

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Grizzly, black bear shot by hunters in separate incidents

Grizzly, black bear shot by hunters in separate incidents

BUTTE — A grizzly bear and a black bear were killed in two separate incidents Monday in southwestern Montana.

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Man found with 100-plus trout faces felony charge

Man found with 100-plus trout faces felony charge

Acting on a tip, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers searched a home on Canyon Ferry Lake Sept. 18 and reportedly found more than 100 trout in one man’s possession.

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FWP supervisor candidate forum offered

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites the public to attend Region 3’s supervisor candidate forum on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, 1325 N. Seventh Ave.

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FWP proposes removing bluegill, perch from pond

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment that proposes to remove illegally stocked bluegill and yellow perch from Carter Ponds near Lewistown.

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Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS — State wildlife officials say two people have been charged by grizzly bears in the Badger Two-Medicine area southeast of Glacier National Park and they're warning hunters to keep their bear spray handy.

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Person reports shooting grizzly bear

Person reports shooting grizzly bear

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are investigating a report that someone shot a male grizzly bear in self-defense.

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FWP: Trout deaths on Big Hole small portion of population

FWP: Trout deaths on Big Hole small portion of population

Although 123 dead brown trout infected with a fungus were collected from the Big Hole River by Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists over two weeks, the fish population in the river as a whole remains healthy.

October 27, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…
Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

MISSOULA — Sometimes, no news is good news at the start of hunting season.

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Wildlife conservation topic of FWP meeting

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a daylong meeting in Helena on Tuesday to discuss lessons learned from the wolf stamp proposal and potential benefits to future fish and wildlife management discussions involving hunters, anglers and people who support wildlife conservation but who …

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New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

A new program to give the Yellowstone River room to roam during high water was strongly endorsed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday during its meeting in Bozeman.

October 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

RED LODGE — After 24 years and an investment of almost $460,000, a unique Montana cooperative project that has regenerated aspen stands along the Beartooth Face may be finished despite definitive success.

October 16, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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Beartooth Face

Beartooth Face

Aspen stands glow yellow on a beautiful fall day along the Beartooth Face at the end of Fox Road, near Red Lodge. The Beartooth Ranger District’s Palisades Trail loops through the trees.

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Tree talk

Tree talk

Barb Pittman, the Beartooth Ranger District’s biologist, stops in a clearing to point out the different types of aspen stands in the area.

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