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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to host open house in Glasgow on Sept. 20 on fishing regs proposals
GLASGOW – In the coming weeks, anglers will have several opportunities to comment on fishing regulation proposals for the 2023/24 regulation booklet. FWP Region 6 will host a public meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the FWP Headquarters...
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions On FWP Properties In Blaine County
In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites and wildlife management areas will be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Blaine County beginning at 12:01 a...
Region 6 FWP Offices Are Open…With Some Conditions
Rest assured, Region 6 Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices are open! However, due to the “social distancing” measures that are being taken, please expect to abide by the following: If you can, please use the internet to buy your licenses and apply... Full story
Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals For 2020-2021 To Be Discussed At Four Meetings across Northeast Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. Interested hunters are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear the... Full story
Public Comment Sought on Tentative Fishing Regulations
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 will host two open houses to seek public comment on the proposed changes to the fishing regulations that will go into effect in 2020 and be in place through 2024. Meeting location and dates are: · Glasgow... Full story
Creel Survey Underway
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 and Parks is conducting an angling "creel"...
"A Swift Night"
Come join us for "A Swift Night" – chimney swifts, that is – on Thursday, June 6, at the FWP Region 6 headquarters in Glasgow. During this event, hosted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and...
Ice Fishing Season is Beginning
It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety...
Deer in Blaine County Test Positive for CWD
Test results from three deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer were harvested within the 2018 priority surveillance area, which includes the northern half of Blaine County. As a result, the... Full story
FWP to Host a NE MT Fishing Tour
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is organizing a Northeast Montana Fishing Tour for the public. Participants, both young and old, are welcome to come out and enjoy a few hours of fishing and...
Mourning Dove Banding Resumes in Outlook
For the fifth year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Outlook-area wildlife biologist Ryan Williamson is in full swing of trapping and banding the mourning dove. Mourning doves are one of the most wide... Full story
Free Fishing for Father's Day Weekend
Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. “Montana is home to some of the finest fishing anywhere in the world. It’ll be a great chance t...
Bowhunter Education Class Offered
A Montana FWP Bowhunter Education course date has been set for the Glasgow area. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting on Wednesday, May 2, and an adult online “field day” course on Sunday, May 6. Archery hunters must have... Full story
FWP Offering Incentives
The cold, snowy, and lingering winter we’ve had across the state has many citizens concerned about game birds such as pheasants, grouse, and partridge. Although these species are well adapted to make it through even tough winters, there is... Full story
Some Region 6 Block Management Areas Open For 2018 Spring Turkey Season
Montana FWP and participating land owners will open some Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and one area south of Zortman. Twelve areas will be open for the spring turkey season, beginning April 14, and... Full story
Paddlefish Anglers Must Apply for Tags
Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this... Full story
Hunter Education Classes Offered
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for many areas across Region 6. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Many classes are being held prior to the March 15 application deadline for special... Full story
FWP Declares Salmon Spawn Effort on Fort Peck Reservoir a Success
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries crews began collecting adult Chinook salmon the first week of October this year in hopes of collecting a large number of eggs. Throughout October, FWP staff... Full story
More R6 Check-Station Data
MARC KLOKER FOR THE COURIER Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre hunter check station has been operating for five weeks so far for the 2017 hunting season. Mule deer harvest has been high compared to previous years, and most big game species... Full story
Culprits Identified in Mule Deer Killings
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens declare that due to good people coming forward with good information, the individuals responsible for the multiple mule deer killed in northern McCone Co. last week have been identified and inter... Full story
Wardens Seeking Information on Massacre in McCone County
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding multiple mule deer killed in McCone County in the evening hours of Sat., Oct. 14. At least eight deer were found,... Full story
Free Youth Outdoor Skills Event Scheduled
MARC KLOKER FOR THE COURIER A free youth outdoor skills event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Glasgow Trap Club. The event is organized and funded by donations and volunteers from Montana... Full story
"Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Beginning Kayaking Classes Offered
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is sponsoring two beginning kayaking classes on Aug. 26 and 27 at the First Dredge swim beach just north of the Fort Peck... Full story
"Kids to Fish" Program Loans Gear, Tackle to Area Youth
A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children and their 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 the 44 different... Full story
Watch For Wildlife
FWP would like to remind folks to watch for deer and other animals on the road, especially during the early morning and early evening hours when both visibility is difficult and animals are sometimes more active. With the recent hour time change,... Full story