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Be sure before you shoot: 5 tips for archery hunting success

FOR THE COURIER Montana’s archery hunting season for deer and elk begins Sept. 4, and just like in every other form of hunting, being successful while hunting with a bow requires careful planning and preparation. If you plan to hunt during the arch...

 

Hunters must expect to see bears

FOR THE COURIER Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana (west of Billings), and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous years. Some areas with dense concentrations of...

 

Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season:

FOR THE COURIER GLASGOW-Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, others may not. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council, recognizing that this is an ongoing issue, raised the...

 

Upland gamebird hunting in northeast Montana could be challenging this year

FOR THE COURIER GLASGOW- Biologists for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are expecting that many areas of the region will be challenging for upland bird hunting this fall. However, some areas with good habitat conditions should have fair bird...

 

2021 Big Game Hunting Forecast

FOR THE COURIER HELENA – Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we...

 

Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting

FOR THE COURIER The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in person on Aug. 20 at the State Capitol in room 303. Additional seating is available in the balcony. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Public comment via Zoom will be managed with the...

 

Block Management Program Info Available

FOR THE COURIER HELENA – Hunters are now able to obtain the 2021 Block Management Area (BMA) program information. Hunters are encouraged to request their 2021 BMA Access Guide online and download or print individual BMA maps at fwp.mt.gov/BMA....

 

Send FWP your best fishing photo and art

FOR THE COURIER Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces the annual fishing regulation photo and kids’ art contest. Winners will see their work on the front and back cover of the 2022 fishing regulation booklets. All submitted photos will be...

 

Ice Recreation Season Is Beginning

It’s that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists will be heading out to Montana’s “hard” waters for the winter season. Everyone needs to be safe around ice, whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling, or just...

 

County Health Dept. Issues Guidance During Phase 2

As Montana enters in Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan, the Valley County Health Department has released the following guidance for events held in the county for workers, volunteers and attendees. Workers, volunteers, and attendees... Full story

 

FWP: Talking Turkey

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and participating land owners will open some Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and also one area south of Zortman. Up to 11 BMAs could be open for the spring turkey season,... Full story

 

Scott Thompson Hired as Region 6 FWP Wildlife Manager

Scott Thompson was recently appointed as the Region 6 Wildlife Manager for Montana of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He will be based out of Glasgow and replaces Mark Sullivan, who became the Region 6 Supervisor in October of 2015. Thompson, 37, is original...

 

Scholarship for Valley County High School Seniors

All Valley County high school seniors are eligible to apply for a substantial college scholarship that will be awarded in February by the Hi-Line Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Scholarship winners will be announced at the Hi...

 

FWP Seeks Comments on Proposed Hunting Seasons and Rules

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.The tentative rules and regulations, available for review and comment...

 

FWP Seeking Comment for Draft EA on Sage Grouse Translocation

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) have developed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action of translocating up to 40 sage grouse biennially between 2016–2020, from Montana to Alberta,...

 

Once in a Lifetime

Abbi Kolstad found this rare Milk River bull moose on Nov. 7 and filled one of the only three moose permits issued along north-central-and-east Montana. According to Jon Kolstad, Abbi's father who... Full story

 

Bull Elk Wasted in South Phillips County

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Wardens are seeking information on a wasted bull elk, likely shot early in the week of Oct. 25, in southern Phillips County. On Nov. 1, Warden Todd Tryan said a...

 

Bison Hunt to Open Nov. 15

Montana’s bison hunt is set to open Nov. 15 in areas in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone National Park. The annual hunt attracted more than 10,420 individual applicants for a limited number of either-sex bison licenses. Sixty-nine residents... Full story

 

Local Youth Bags Antelope

Shane Sinclair, 15, shot this beautiful antelope south of Forsyth on Oct. 26. Shane is a freshman at Glasgow High School.... Full story

 

Region 6 Havre Game Check Station Results after Opening Weekend

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre game check station was fairly active over the weekend of general deer and elk opener, with most species seeing an increase in harvest from the past few years. This is the third weekend that the check station...

 

Even in Region Six, Be Bear Aware

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management would like outdoor enthusiasts to be “Bear Aware,” even in Region 6. Although bear encounters are rare in most of Region 6, there are currently some bears present in the Little Ro...

 

Youth Deer Hunt During Fall Break, General Opener Around the Corner

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reminding youngsters that a hunt for deer, limited to eligible hunters between the ages of 12–15, will take place this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15–16, 2015.... Full story

 

Fall-Winter 2015 Elk, Deer, Antelope Hunting Outlook

ANTELOPE Montana antelope populations are continuing to recover and grow from previous years’ winter kills and low fawn numbers in central and eastern Montana. This year, there are even a few more special licenses available reflecting that improvin...

 

Youth Hunters at Work

This bunch of young hunters took full advantage of the youth-only pheasant and waterfowl hunt this past weekend. Enjoying their bountiful pheasants from south of Hinsdale were, left to right, Trey... Full story

 

Upland Game Hunting Forecasts

For wild upland birds—grouse and pheasants and such—it’s all about the hatch and chick survival. Well, almost all. A really bad winter can knock things back for a year or two but generally, if there is a good hatch and good survival among the...

 

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