Hunter success rates lag behind last season According to FWP, the number of elk harvested so far is identical to last year and on pace with the 10-year average. The mule deer harvest is higher than last year but remains below average compared to recent years. The harvest of white-tailed deer is below average but… Read More »
Hunters Against Hunger hoping to fill MT freezers Participation by local meat processors and hunters are the keys to the success of Hunters Against Hunger program.
Western Montana Hunters Struggle During Opening Weekend Montana’s hunting season opened this weekend with low success rates across the state, especially in west-central areas, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP checkpoint stations near Bonner and Darby recorded the lowest combined totals of elk and deer harvests on an opening weekend since 1999.
Warm weather brings slow start to hunting season Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across Northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. Amid unseasonably warm temperatures, harvest rates were down at four of the five check stations in Region 1.
Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. Amid unseasonably warm temperatures, harvest rates were down at four of the five check stations in Region 1. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff checked 2,632 hunters, 150 white-tailed deer, 10 mule deer… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunters can donate game meat through Hunters Against Hunger program Local food pantries across the state are preparing to receive donations from the Hunters Against Hunger program. The program, a partnership between FWP and the Montana Food Bank Network, allows hunters to donate a portion or all of their… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Donate a hunting license to disabled veterans armed forces members Each license must be donated or surrendered before the beginning of the general hunting season. The deadline to donate your license is Oct. 19 at a FWP office or postmarked by Oct. 19. One cannot repurchase the same license… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers “TIP-MONT online is best used to report observations that might help solve a violation that has already occurred,” said Brian Shinn, FWP’s TIP-MONT coordinator. “The TIP-MONT toll-free number-1-800-TIP-MONT or 1-800-847-6668-is the best way to report crimes that are in progress, or where immediate… Read More »
Explore: Big Game Hunting Season – Flathead Beacon The day most local hunters have circled on their calendar arrives Saturday, Oct. 20, with the opening of the annual big-game rifle hunting season in Montana. The season unofficially starts two days earlier with a youth hunt for children age 12 to 15 on Oct.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Harvest reporting tool available on MyFWP portal To report through the MyFWP portal, hunters and trappers must set up an account, if they do not already have one. A username, password, email, first/last name, and ALS# are required to register for your MyFWP account. Once a harvest has been… Read More »