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  • Elk Hunting Access Agreement Application Deadline Is May 1

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Landowners have until May 1 to apply for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Elk Hunting Access Agreement (EHA) Program. These EHA agreements, which were established by the 2001 Legislature, provide landowners with an elk license (including elk B), an either-sex permit or combination of the two in exchange for allowing free public hunting access for elk management purposes. The licenses/permits issued through this program may be designated to an immediate family member or an authorized full-time employee of the landowner valid only on the l...

  • New Hunting, Fishing And Conservation License Year Begins March 1

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2024 hunting, fishing and conservation licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most species – deer, elk, antelope, deer B licenses, elk B licenses, antelope B licenses, moose, sheep, goat, bison, bear, turkey – can be made beginning March 1. A new online feature this year is the option for applicants to reapply for the same offerings as last year with just a sim...

  • State Trails Advisory Committee To Meet Sept. 27 

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    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 meeting, go to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission-councils-committees/state-trails-advisory-committee. STAC advises FWP on trail issues in Montana, including funding, use and the promotion of recreational trails across land ownership....

  • Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 27 

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    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 the 2024 grant cycle. For information on how to join the Zoom meeting, go to fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/commission-councils-committees/ohv-advisory-committee. OHVAC advises FWP on trail issues in Montana relating to the funding, provision of, development, renovation, maintenance, management, usage and...

  • FWP Seeking Public Comment On Some Environmental Assessments

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    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 fwp.mt.gov/public-notices. White Bear Fishing Access Site EA FWP is proposing a project to provide security features and develop additional recreational amenities to mitigate undesirable and illegal public behavior at White Bear FAS near Great Falls. The proposed project would provide the following benefits: Provide additional security features to increase...

  • Partnership Continues To Promote Hunter Behavior

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    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 hunters to always practice conscientious behavior, it focuses particularly on showing respect for private land and the access landowners provide. The slogan is: It’s up to us. Respect access. Protect the hunt. Landowners play an important role in sustaining healthy wildlife populations, contributing to our e...

  • FWP Seeking HS Student For Future Fisheries Citizen Review Panel 

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    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 improve and restore Montana’s wild fish habitats. The 14-member citizen review panel meets twice a year to review proposals and recommend projects to the Fish & Wildlife Commission for funding. Review panel members are appointed by the governor, or his representative, and must represent a variety of int...

  • Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council Meeting April 13 In Glasgow

    FWP, For the Courier|Apr 12, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, April 13, at the Cottonwood Inn Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend. FWP will give updates on current legislative bills, fisheries, wildlife season setting for 2024-25, and a presentation on shooting range development. Following a working lunch for CAC members and FWP staff, there will be a short tour of local shooting range facilities. Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help gui...

  • Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn In 2023 Will Be Delayed

    FWP, For the Courier|Apr 12, 2023

    The winter and spring of 2023 is proving to be tenacious, with roughly 30 inches of ice remaining in some areas on Fort Peck Reservoir and nighttime temps in the single digits well into early April. It begs the question: what’s happening with the walleye spawn operation on Fort Peck this year? In most years, FWP fisheries crews start setting trap nets in early April. Traps are set to collect walleye that are beginning the spawning process. While photoperiod (day length) plays a role in walleye spawning activity, water temperature is the most i...

  • Hunter/Bowhunter/Trapper Education Instructor Workshop

    FWP, For the Courier|Apr 12, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 is hosting a hunter/bowhunter/trapper education instructor workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the Cottonwood Inn Convention Center. All current instructors and any person interested in becoming an instructor is welcome to attend. The workshop is an annual event that invites all the volunteer instructors across the region for a day filled with visiting, updates to the program, demonstrations of new equipment and ideas, and awards for years of service. “These volunteers play a key...

  • BLM Resource Advisory Council Application Period Opens

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    Interested in volunteering your time to advise the Bureau of Land Management on public land management issues? BLM Resource Advisory Councils are citizen-based groups which assist in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. Both the Western Montana and the Missouri Basin RACs are accepting applications until April 28, 2023. Resource Advisory Councils are chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and consists of 15 members who serve two to three-year terms. The BLM is looking to fill vacancies in...

  • Listening session regarding mule deer management being held in Glasgow March 15

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Mar 8, 2023

    GLASGOW –Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is holding a public listening session regarding mule deer management in Region 6 in northeast Montana. The listening session is from 6-8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow on Wednesday, March 15. Hunters, landowners, and wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Region 6 wildlife staff will provide a background on mule deer management, the current status of mule deer populations in the region, trends in hunters and harvest, and an update on CWD. Following the presentation, the floor will be o...

  • HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE YEAR BEGINS MARCH 1

    Mar 1, 2023

    HELENA – The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2023 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most species – deer, elk, antelope, deer B licenses, elk B licenses, antelope B licenses, moose, sheep, goat, bison, bear, turkey – can be made beginning March 1. Hunters and anglers can also take advantage of the MyFWP mobile app, if they haven’t already. The app holds and displays license...

  • Congress Delivers Big Win for Deer, Elk and Hunters

    For the Courier|Feb 1, 2023

    Critical financial help is on the way for researchers and game managers dealing with chronic wasting disease (CWD). Congress included the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Research and Management Act within the Omnibus Budget Bill that passed prior to adjournment of the recently completed 117th session. “This funding to fight CWD was a 2022 legislative priority for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and is vitally important for the future of elk and other ungulates, CWD research, wildlife management and hunting,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF pre...

  • Valley Rifle-Pistol Club January 2023 Newsletter

    Jan 25, 2023

    Greetings Fellow Shooters: (1) Dues are still the same as last year, $20.00 for individual or $35.00 for a family. Dues can be paid at the firearms counter at D&G Sports and Western or mailed to VCRPC, P.O. Box 561, Glasgow, MT 59230. The 2023 cards are finished and available at D&G Sports. If you renew at D&G Sports you can pick your card up at that time, if you renew by mail or already paid at D&G for 2023, your card will be mailed to you. (2) Gate combination: The gate combination will be changed around January 22nd. Hang onto your 2022...

  • Glasgow Snowfall Amount Is Higher Than Normal

    Glasgow National Weather Service, For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Glasgow was below normal for total precipitation and snowfall in 2022, but so far, this winter has been off to a snowy start. In fact, Glasgow’s current snowfall amount is 219.1 percent of normal. Glasgow has seen more snowfall in the 2022 to 2023 season to date than all of the 2021 to 2022 season. Glasgow has seen 34.4’’ of snowfall to date this season. That makes this the fourth snowiest start to winter on record. This is only 4.1” shy of the all-time record set in 2010. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook for January through March c...

  • Christmas Yard of the Week

    Jan 11, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council recognized those who got into the Christmas spirit by selecting a Christmas Yard of the Week. The honor was given to Diane Turner, with the help of Traci Sanders, of 55 4th Ave. N. They received $25 in Chamber Bucks, courtesy of the City Council, and displayed the sign in their yard for the week....

  • White-Tailed Buck Shot And Left Near Fort Peck Wardens Seeking Information

    FWP, For the Courier|Jan 4, 2023

    Federal wildlife officers and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' wardens are seeking any information regarding a white-tail buck that was shot, beheaded, and left to waste last month on U.S. Army Corp of Engineer (COE) property near Fort Peck. The buck was found within a COE publicly restricted area on Fort Peck Dam across the highway from the power houses. The head was removed, and the deer was left to waste. The incident was reported by a COE employee and occurred sometime between the afternoon...

  • Hi-Line Hunt

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 28, 2022

    Following my wildly successful – by my standards – first two bird hunting excursions with Ken Jansa I stopped by his home to retrieve his photos of our second outing. He had been out several times since, taking out another first-time goose hunter and joining a family of out-of-state hunters on their hunt. His eyes sparkled as he said, "We're going out again tomorrow if you want to join us." A jumble of reactions flashed through my mind in rapid fire, "Well, the weather is supposed to be war...

  • Ice fishing tournaments scheduled in Region 6 in northeast Montana

    Montana FWP|Dec 28, 2022

    GLASGOW – The ice is on, and contests are scheduled for ice fishing in Region 6. Early on, there was a mistake on the date of the Fresno ice fishing tournament. The correct date is January 28. Below is the schedule for 2023 for Region 6 in northeast Montana. Please go to https://fwp.mt.gov/fish/regulations/contests for more details and to find out about other contests throughout the state. Jan. 28 Fresno Ice Fishing Tournament- Fresno Reservoir Jan. 28 Chamber Ice Fishing Derby- Fort Peck Jan. 28 Ice Classic Fishing Tournament- Nelson R...

  • Start your New Year off right with a First Day Hike

    Montana FWP|Dec 28, 2022

    Montana FWP HELENA – Kick off the New Year right with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host First Day Hikes at Flathead Lake State Park (Wayfarers, West Shore, and Lone Pine units), Travelers’ Rest State Park, Missouri Headwaters State Park, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Pictograph Cave State Park and Makoshika State Park. Being immersed in nature has never been more important for your mental health and physical wellbeing. These fun and inf...

  • Hi-Line Hunt

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 30, 2022

    When we left off last week, I was headed home to rest up for another day in the field. Before I collapsed into bed to prepare for a 5 a.m. wakeup call on Friday, I spent some time visiting with friends about my day in the field and the weather. My buddy Dave – in a mix of amusement and awe – kept chuckling, "Gwen Honrud in camo." Our talk of fashion turned to my boots, a pair of Bari Rookie boots which are essentially hockey boots without the skates. Though they boast 200 grams of Thi...

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks News

    Nov 30, 2022

    Winter Weather Has Antelope Moving Motorists encouraged to be cautious along roadways GLASGOW – Although the pronghorn (commonly known as antelope) hunting season is over, they are still on the move. The recent winter weather in Montana has triggered antelope into migration mode, with them often moving south. Frequently, this leads to large groups attempting to cross highways and other major roadways, and motorists should be aware. As most folks know, antelope aren't the best at crossing fences...

  • Youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event scheduled in Glasgow

    Fish Wildlife and Parks|Sep 14, 2022

    A free youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glasgow Trap Club for any youth aged 10 and older. Parents or other mentors planning to hunt with the youth are expected to attend as well. This event is ahead of the youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend of Sept. 24-25, which is open for properly licensed youth ages 10-15. The kick-off will include a barbeque “open house” for youth and their adult-hunting partners to learn about the youth bird-hunting weekend, ask que...

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to host open house in Glasgow on Sept. 20 on fishing regs proposals

    Marc Kloker|Sep 14, 2022

    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 Quonset conference room beginning at 5 p.m. These proposed changes to fishing regulations were developed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff after working with the public on identifying what changes were needed in the current regulations. In all, 42 proposals from across the state will be out f...

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