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Judge's order halts wolf trapping and snaring season in most of Montana

HELENA – Wolf trapping and snaring in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks administrative regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and in Hill, Blaine, and Phillips counties won't start until... — Updated 11/29/2023

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Create memories and help the forest by bringing home a tree for the holidays

HELENA, Mont. – November 24, 2023 – It is the most wonderful time of the year on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest!  Once again, our Forest Service offices and distric... — Updated 11/29/2023

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Respect Access While Utilizing Block Management Areas

RESPECT ACCESS WHILE UTILIZING BLOCK MANAGEMENT AREAS Oct 23, 2023 8:31 AM MILES CITY – Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, a minority... — Updated 10/25/2023


Fish and Wildlife Commission subject to new transparency measures

Newly bound by a settlement between a wolf advocacy group and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the seven-member Fish and Wildlife Commission charged with "wise management" of the s... — Updated 10/25/2023

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General season opens with mild weather, average hunter success in southwestern Montana

MISSOULA –The 2023 Montana big game general hunting season opened Saturday, Oct. 21, and hunters in the west-central part of the state found warm fall weather and a few less... — Updated 10/25/2023


Op-Ed: Legislature cut red tape to increase housing availability

The Legislature's major zoning reforms to increase the supply of affordable housing in Montana have made a lot of news, but there was also another significant pillar of our pro-hous... — Updated 10/18/2023

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HELENA - Although most hunters respect the land, property and wildlife they are hunting, a minority do not. Yet these few bad actors lead to frustration from private landowners and... — Updated 10/18/2023

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Bird hunters should be aware of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds

HELENA – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was first detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in Montana in spring 2022. While HPAI cases in wild birds did decline over... — Updated 10/18/2023

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CWD sample collection workshops scheduled in Billings and Harlowton

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering two free instructional workshops for hunters to learn how to collect chronic wasting disease samples from deer, elk and... — Updated 10/10/2023

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Make sure to have meat tested for CWD prior to donation, commercial processing

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks along with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services are advising hunters to have their deer, elk and moose tested for... — Updated 10/10/2023

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Come work on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

HELENA, Mont. – Oct. 4, 2023- The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is seeking motivated candidates to help manage our forests, recreation facilities, trails, and more.... — Updated 10/10/2023

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Good time to apply for Apprentice Hunter Program

Good time to apply for apprentice program HELENA – Montana's two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up Oct. 19 and 20, and general deer season opens Oct. 21. Now is a good time... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By Bowman Leigh    Outdoors

How artificial intelligence plus local expertise can promote 'good fire' in Montana 

On an unassuming hillside in the Lolo National Forest outside Missoula, tall piles of dead branches and hand-thinned small trees dot the forest floor on either side of a winding dir... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Amanda Eggert    Outdoors

Legislative audit describes lack of trust, communication between FWP headquarters and game wardens

Wardens working for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks described a shift toward enforcement and administrative tasks that has moved the division toward a "cop" culture versus the... — Updated 10/2/2023


Hunter shoots and injures grizzly bear near Fairfield

GREAT FALLS – A hunter shot and wounded a grizzly bear on Tuesday near Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Fairfield. The surprise encounter happened on the morning of... — Updated 9/19/2023

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Wild Montana Releases Fall Wilderness Walks Schedule

Helena – This year, Wild Montana will offer a fall Wilderness Walks season for the first time as part of the organization's effort to provide year-round educational opportunities.... — Updated 9/11/2023

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FWP seeking high school student for Future Fisheries citizen review panel

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking a current high school student to fill a two-year term on the Future Fisheries citizen review panel. FWP's Future Fisheries... — Updated 9/11/2023


National officials should spark prescribed burns on federal lands to mitigate extreme fire seasons

As the summer heat intensifies, peak fire season is migrating north, but the critical practice of prescribed burning continues to avoid the western states. Oregon (4), Idaho (5),... — Updated 8/9/2023

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Recent grizzly bear sightings highlight the importance of bear awareness

HELENA – This year Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has confirmed grizzly bear sightings in several places where grizzlies haven't been seen in recent years, and in some cases... — Updated 7/19/2023

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Continental Divide Trail Coalition Launches Stakeholder Survey

GOLDEN, CO (JULY 5, 2023) - The Continental Divide Trail Coalition is conducting a widespread survey of communities and stakeholders connected to the Continental Divide National Sce... — Updated 7/10/2023

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FWP seeks comment on draft environmental assessment of elk management plan

HELENA – A draft environmental assessment of the 2023 Draft Elk Management Plan is now available for public review and comment. The draft EA is available on FWP's website at... — Updated 7/10/2023

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Conservation license required to access most state lands

HELENA – Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing... — Updated 6/28/2023

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FWP seeks public comment on draft language regarding grizzly bear management

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on amendments to Administrative Rules of Montana addressing grizzly bears. At its meeting on Aug. 17, the... — Updated 6/28/2023

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Snowmobile Advisory Committee to meet June 23 in Helena

HELENA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Snowmobile Advisory Committee will meet in Helena on June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave. The... — Updated 6/20/2023

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Elk hunting access and public land access agreements open more than a million acres to the public

HELENA – This hunting season, two Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks programs will open up access to more than a million acres of private and inaccessible or under accessible... — Updated 6/20/2023


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