The groups allege approval to use helicopters and motorized boats to apply rotenone and potassium permanganate in lakes and streams to kill fish violates the Wilderness Act.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials said Thursday state recreation facilities are seeing a large increase in visitors, adding they do not see it as a detriment.
Operators of two fly-fishing businesses in Craig said the recent hoot-owl restrictions placed on 35 miles of the Missouri River between Holter Dam and Cascade shouldn’t impact their business too severely, and said it is good the state is taking action.
Over a two-week period from July 4-17, Yellowstone County reported a total of 54 animal bites.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking the public if elk shoulder seasons should expand onto additional public lands in some hunting districts.
Montana has seen a surge this year in watercraft found carrying aquatic invasive mussels, setting a new record with nearly half of the main boating season to go.
Among the many new wolf regulations the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on are some potential changes to uniquely managed areas adjacent to national parks.
The commission and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are tasked with implementing new laws.
Local residents along a 163-mile stretch of the river will be informing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on how to best spend $4 million in funds approved by the state Legislature during its 2021 session.
Plans call for the birds to be released on state wildlife management areas ahead of youth hunting seasons -- the first time in nearly four decades Montana will be raising and stocking pheasants.
“I always wanted my name in the book, I just didn’t know it’d be a longnose sucker,” said Helena angler Austin Wargo.
In announcing Gianforte had signed the bill, the governor’s office released a companion letter it said is in response to “misinformation spread about HB 637.”
Legislative staff estimated that 3,000 prospective nonresident hunters could be eligible guaranteed licenses, but the amendment does not provide a cap on the one-time licenses.
“I would like our issues to transcend politics, because I think they apply to everyone," said Martha Williams, principal deputy director at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
With its current lease for Hell Creek State Park expiring Friday, the Montana State Parks Board unanimously approved a new lease for the Fort …
Brandon Wright caught the 22.5-inch-long fish Saturday morning while angling from shore with a worm on a hook and 6-pound test line.
FWP has said the written warning issued to Gov. Greg Gianforte for not taking a required class is the typical approach.
Democrats spoke out against the bill, believing that even as amended, it put federal funding in peril.
There have been five new fish records in Montana in less than a year.
In 2020, 1-800-TIP-MONT reports jumped by about one-third from about 5,100 to 6,800. And officials expect outdoor rec to be just as busy in 2021.