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Wildlife And Parks

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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FWP logo

FWP logo

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FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' website will fit tablets and mobile phones next week.

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Bighorn heli

Bighorn heli

Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.

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Sheep doctor

Sheep doctor

Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.

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New home

New home

Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.

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Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

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.

December 10, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

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.

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Sheep release

Sheep release

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.

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Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

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.

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Legislators to talk at FWP meeting in Great Falls

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.

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Legislators to be at Miles City FWP meeting

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.

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Elk citation angers hunter, serves as warning to others

Elk citation angers hunter, serves as warning to others

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…

December 04, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Roundup deer hunt on wildlife commission's agenda

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?"

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Antlers only

Antlers only

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.

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Wardens

Wardens

The "Wardens" cable television show, which follows Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers in Montana, is now in its third season.

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A Montana trophy

A Montana trophy

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.

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Local lawmakers to meet with FWP, public

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.

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Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

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.

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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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