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Montana Hunters Are Asked To Report Signs Of Wolves

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks requests that hunters report any sightings or signs of wolves.  A gray wolf is, on average 2.5 feet tall; 5-6 feet long; 70-120 pounds with a broad snout, round ears and fur ranging from gray, black or tan to white. FWP must prepare annual reports…


Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Off Highway Vehicle Program Grants For 2009

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment from individuals, cities, counties, state and federal agencies and private associations on 11 applications for the Montana Off Highway Vehicle Program grant funding.   About $160,000 is available in 2009 for these grants. FWP manages the annual grant program, administering funds appropriated by…


Rule Changes Proposed To Align Wolf Management With State Law

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host three public hearings in July to gather comment on a rule proposal that would allow state wildlife officials to designate the   gray wolf as a species in need of management. The need for new rules follows the official removal of the northern Rocky…


Fwp Is Seeking Public Comment On Commercial Use Of Wildlife Management Areas

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment and proposed commercial use management plan for wildlife management areas. The FWP Commission adopted commercial use rules in 2006 on FWP lands, including WMAs, and required that a plan be in place before such uses can be…


Floodwaters Close Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site

BILLINGS — The Buffalo Mirage state fishing access site on the Yellowstone River at Sportsman’s Park near Park City closed to the public Monday night because of flooding. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens said the Yellowstone River, which is swollen with spring runoff, flooded parts of the park and…


Women’s Kayaking Workhops June 28-29 In Bozeman

Women interested in kayaking are invited to a one-day beginners’ class sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.   The two sessions, June 28 and 29, will be held at Hyalite Reservoir, south of Bozeman in the Gallatin National Forest, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.   “Kayaking is one of the…


Mountain Lake Guide 2008 Edition Now Available

More than four decades ago, fisheries biologist Pat Marcuson started keeping meticulous notes on the natural lakes that dot the major mountain ranges of south central Montana. Fish species. Maximum, minimum and average fish size and weight. Stocking details. Availability of firewood and camp sites. Elevation and distance from trails….


Montana’s Long-Toed Salamander

By Diane Tipton, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Statewide Information Officer If you’ve never seen a long-toed salamander in Montana, don’t feel bad. Sightings are limited by the fact they spend most of their time underground, and that they are nocturnal. The salamander isn’t a regular on most wildlife viewing…


Ninepipes Kids Fishing Day

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Polson Outdoors, Inc., and Ronan Sports and Western will sponsor a Kids Fishing Day Saturday, June 7th from 9 am to noon at the Ninepipes Family Fishing Pond. The pond is located about 6 miles south of Ronan on Highway 93 and just northwest of…


Paddlefish Harvest Season Is Closed

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today that the paddlefish harvest season is closed beginning Saturday, May 31 at 9 p.m. on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. Catch and release fishing only is allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Intake Fishing Access…