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State Trails Advisory Committee To Meet Sept. 27 

The State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. updates to the Recreation Trails Grant Program (RTP) and the Trail Stewardship Grant Program (TSP) for the 2024 grant cycle. For information on how to join the Zoom...


Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 27 

The Montana Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee (OHVAC) will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. via Zoom. The committee will review and discuss updates to the Off Highway Vehicle Grant Program (OHV) and the Summer Motorized Trail Pass Grant Program (SMTP) for...


FWP Seeking Public Comment On Some Environmental Assessments

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on two environmental assessments (EAs). For more information, including how to submit comments, click on the link provided or visit White Bear Fishing Access Site...

 By FWP    Coming Events   

Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Weekend Kick-Off Event Scheduled In Havre

A free youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Havre Trap Club for any youth aged 10 and older. Parents or other mentors planning to hunt with the youth are expected to attend...


Partnership Continues To Promote Hunter Behavior

To promote the importance of hunter ethics and improved hunter behavior, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is partnering for a second year with several hunting and agriculture organizations to “protect the hunt.” While the campaign encourages...


FWP Seeking HS Student For Future Fisheries Citizen Review Panel 

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 Improvement Program grants approximately $1 million annually for projects to...

 By FWP    AG    September 6, 2023

WHIP Grant Application Period Now Open

The annual application period for FWP’s Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) opened Friday, Sept. 1. WHIP is a grant funding program that focuses on large-scale restoration of high-priority wildlife habitats, on private and public land,...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    August 30, 2023

FWP Seeking Comment On Proposals For October Commission Meeting

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several proposals slated to go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in October. Comment is open through Sept. 19. After public comment, commissioners can offer amendments to the proposals as...

 By Montana FWP    Coming Events   

Trapper Education Field Day Set For September 30 In Billings

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a trapper education field day in Billings on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FWP office located at 2300 Lake Elmo Drive.   Students must register for the field day in advance...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    August 30, 2023

FWP To Hold Women's Warden Workshop 

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Law Enforcement Division will hold its first ever Women’s Warden Workshop on Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montana WILD in Helena. The workshop is open to anyone 16 years or older who is...

 By FWP    Coming Events   

FWP Seeking Comment On Statewide Fisheries Management Plan, Fishing Regulation Proposals, And Fort Peck Management Plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 will host two informational meetings on several fish-related topics, including proposals for the 2024 Fishing Regulations, the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan, and the Fort Peck Management Plan. The... Full story

 By FWP    Sports    August 16, 2023

Fish Kill Documented In The Redwater River

Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries staff recently investigated a report of a fish kill on the Redwater River east of Vida. According to the concerned landowner, “many fish of all sizes and species” were observed at Redwater Crossing and continued u...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    August 16, 2023

Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program

The upland game bird season is less than one month away, and hunters will soon be able to refer to the Projects Access Guide, published annually by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). Hunters can now view a...

 By FWP    Coming Events   

Live "Bat Walk" Scheduled At The Downstream Campground In Fort Peck Rescheduled for Friday, Aug 18

The bat walks scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 was cancelled due to weather, and has been rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 18 at 8:30 p.m. Join Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Army Corp of Engineers for an... Full story

 By Montana FWP    Opinion    August 9, 2023

Block Management Program Information Available Aug. 10

Block Management Area (BMA) Program information for 2023 will be available to hunters beginning Aug. 10. Hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps and rules at

 By Montana FWP    Coming Events   

License required for training bird dogs using birds not raised in captivity

HELENA –Anyone training bird dogs using game birds not raised in captivity needs to hold a bird dog training license, whether on private or public land. If you are training dogs with captive-reared birds, a license is not required. These licenses... Full story

 By Montana FWP    Sports    July 26, 2023

FWP Adjusts Mule Deer Quotas In Response To Spring Surveys

HELENA – While mule deer populations remain steady in portions of the state, spring green-up surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife biologists showed populations in some parts of the state remain lower than desired, and as a...

 By FWP    Sports    July 26, 2023

FWP "Kids To Fish" Program Allows Anglers To Borrow Gear And Tackle For Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. In time for summer fishing, FWP staff has restocked and maintained...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    July 19, 2023

FWP To Use Drought Restriction Criteria As In Years Past

Last year, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved an amendment to the “hoot owl” rule that directs fishing restrictions during drought. The amendment allowed Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to implement restrictions in designated reaches of...

 By Montana FWP    Coming Events   

In-Person Bowhunter Education Class Scheduled In Glasgow

Volunteer instructors are hosting a Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Bowhunter Education in-person classroom course in Glasgow, July 25-27. The course will be held at the Glasgow FWP office... Full story

 By Montana FWP    Sports    July 5, 2023

Report Paddlefish Harvested In The Dredge Cuts, Receive A Free Hat

July 1 marks the beginning of the archery-only paddlefish season in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts below Fort Peck Dam. Archery anglers need to purchase a 2023 blue paddlefish harvest tag to target paddlefish in the Dredge Cuts. As in previous years,...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    July 5, 2023

Conservation License Required To Access Most State Lands

Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing requirements on state lands as part of Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Relief Task...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    July 5, 2023

FWP Seeks Public Comment On OHV Grant Proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed 2023 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant proposals. Public comments will be accepted through Friday July 14, at 5 p.m. The OHV program received 12 grant requests and proposes to award...

 By Montana FWP    Sports    June 14, 2023

Fort Peck Reservoir angler creel survey underway through September

Anglers on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their fishing experience when they come off the water. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is conducting an angling “creel” survey at one of the state’s largest and most...

 By FWP    Sports    June 7, 2023

Glasgow Resident Lands New State Record

Debbie Henry, of Glasgow, was fishing from shore with her family at Nelson Reservoir over the Memorial Day weekend when she noticed one of the fishing rods begin to severely bend in its holder. After...


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