Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

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 »

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 »