Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

Montana Wildlife Officials Reject Crowd-Control Plan For Madison River Fishing

By | April 22, 2018

We included this article because of the similarities between the problems seen at the Madison and the North Fork. Montana Public Radio says… Montana officials on Thursday rejected a plan to limit commercial fishing guides on the Madison River that flows out of Yellowstone National Park, a top fishing destination where the number of days spent… Read More »

Montana Only State Without Grizzly Hunting Plan this Year

By | March 26, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that while Idaho and Wyoming pursue plans to allow grizzly bear hunting outside Yellowstone National Park, Montana wildlife officials say they don’t regret deciding against holding a hunt this year. This past week, Idaho opened public comment on a proposal for a hunt of one male grizzly. Wyoming has released a proposal… Read More »

Hunter, Bowhunter Education Courses Offered Across Northwest Montana

By | March 8, 2018

Free hunter and bowhunter education classes are available across northwest Montana. Registration is open for hunter education courses in several communities, including Kalispell, Bigfork, Arlee, Hot Springs, Kila, Olney, Troy, Kila and Plains. Bowhunter education courses are open to registration in Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Plains and Somers. Courses are open to registration online at… Read More »

FWP puts mandatory trapper education on hold

By | March 7, 2018

Trapper education will not be mandatory for the 2018/2019 trapping season. The decision to not move forward with implementing a new mandatory trapper education program came last week after questions arose about whether the Fish and Wildlife Commission has clear statutory direction to implement the program. The Commission approved a package of trapping requirements at… Read More »