Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

FWP Public Meeting

By | January 8, 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a public meeting to share information and gather input on tentative hunting season dates and rules. The list of proposals includes a citizen initiative that the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved for public comment. The citizen initiative is seeking a new limited draw for mule deer bucks in… Read More »

Two Season Closings

By | December 28, 2017

Bobcat Season to Close In Trapping District 1 By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission the season for trapping of all bobcats in Trapping District 1 in northwestern Montana will close at midnight on the evening of Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The district includes portions of Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Lewis & Clark, Mineral,… Read More »

Proposed 2018-19 Hunting Seasons, Regulations Open for Public Comment

By | December 22, 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting four public meetings in January across northwest Montana to share information and gather input on tentative hunting season dates and rules for the next two years. The statewide proposals are available for review and comment at under “Opportunity for Public Comment.” The list of proposals includes a citizen initiative… Read More »

Male mountain lion hunting to close in district 122

By | December 19, 2017

The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana Hunting District 122, which includes portions of Flathead, Sanders and Lincoln counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. The closure notice for the hunt came shortly after Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest sub-quota for… Read More »

Biologists identify origin of illegally-introduced walleye found in Swan Lake

By | December 12, 2017 has a story that begins… Staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks netted two walleye in Swan Lake in October 2015, which had never been discovered in the lake until then. The discovery led to an investigation to find out who had illegally introduced the fish, and how they did it. Read the full story here. Here’s… Read More »

Hunters, land owners and public land in Montana: A changing relationship

By | December 5, 2017 has a report that begins… Hunting is increasing in Montana, which means state wildlife officials and hunters alike are searching for new ways to increase land access without trampling land owners’ rights. Hunters can create tension by assuming they can access private land the day of the hunt without first developing a relationship with the… Read More »

General Hunting Season Ends on a Good Note at Most Check Stations

By | December 1, 2017

The final weekend of the general hunting season brought an increase in harvest at several check stations in Region One. The overall percentage of hunters with game ended the season at 8.6%, up from 7.5% through the previous weekend. The six game check stations across Northwest Montana reported a total of 16,269 hunters between October… Read More »

Hunting Season was Just About the Same as Last Year

By | November 30, 2017

The Hungry Horse News reports that hunters across Northwest Montana generally had a pretty good year, with numbers overall being down slightly from the previous year. “The percentage of hunters with white-tailed deer varied greatly depending on where you were hunting,” said Neil Anderson, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region One Wildlife Manager. Elk harvest… Read More »