Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing


By | September 22, 2018

The Daily Interlake has an article that begins… It’s that time of year — white-tailed deer are more active as bucks are starting to seek does for breeding — and it’s not good news for Northwest Montana drivers. A review 911 dispatch logs shows an uptick in the number of deer vs. vehicle collisions in… Read More »

What Duck is That

By | September 8, 2018

FWP’s Outdoors Magazine has an article that begins… Waterfowl hunters are legally required to identify the species and even gender of the birds they shoot. For everyone else, it’s simply fun to know which duck is which. Read the full article here.

2018 big game hunting forecast for Northwest Montana

By | August 30, 2018

In the northwest corner of Montana, the last two winters have brought harsh conditions and deep snowfall across much to the region, creating challenging conditions for recruitment of big game populations in some areas. The snowpack in many areas was above-average late into winter, making for difficult hunting conditions a year ago and low survival… Read More »

Improving Upland Game Bird Habitat and Access

By | August 28, 2018

To improve habitat for upland game birds, landowners can apply to enroll in a variety of cost-share programs under the Upland Game Bird Habitat Enhancement Program (UGBHEP) to develop, enhance, and conserve Montana’s upland game bird habitats. Part of the agreements for these programs is that the land in the project area remains open to… Read More »

Access: Ask early, don’t wait

By | August 28, 2018

Montana’s millions of acres of private land offer some excellent hunting opportunities—the only catch is gaining the landowner’s permission to hunt. It is Montana law that hunters obtain landowner permission to hunt on all private land. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will greatly improve results when attempting to secure hunting… Read More »

Four steps for a safe hunt

By | August 27, 2018

The 1,200 volunteers who teach Hunter Education remind all hunters there are four basic rules of gun safety. Always point the muzzle of your gun in a safe direction. Always treat every gun as if it were loaded. Always be sure of your target and beyond. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready… Read More »

Turn in poachers – call 1-800-Tip-Mont

By | August 26, 2018

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. TIP-MONT is the acronym for Turn in Poachers—Montana. Poaching includes: hunting out of season or at night using spotlights taking more than one’s legal limit nonresidents who… Read More »