Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

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 »

Trout Creek Couple Fined in Major Wildlife Violations Case

By | February 16, 2018

From the FWP Website… Montana game wardens completed an investigation into significant wildlife violations that resulted in severe penalties for a pair of Trout Creek residents. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks launched an investigation in October 2015 into alleged residency violations involving Derek Ricks and Cheryl Coon Ricks of Trout Creek, Montana. The investigation, led… Read More »

New MyFWP Online Portal

By | February 15, 2018

Many of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ online users will notice a big change starting Wednesday with the unveiling of the new MyFWP online portal. The new MyFWP portal contains enhanced security measures to ensure user information is better protected. Additionally, the new portal has increased functionality to make it more of a destination for… Read More »

Male Mountain Lion Hunting Closed in District 101

By | February 13, 2018

The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 101, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest sub-quota for the district… Read More »

2018 Licenses Are On Sale

By | February 13, 2018

2018 licenses will go on sale on Monday, February 12th. This will include online, all license providers and FWP offices. Important information for 2018: – Archery licenses are no longer required prior to application for archery only districts, but we will notify them after they are drawn of the archery license requirement. – The archery… Read More »