Tag Archives: FWP

Hunters must expect to see bears

By | September 21, 2017

With hunting seasons underway around Montana, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts must remember they’re sharing the woods with grizzly bears. It may not be an encounter one hopes for, but all hunters must be aware there is that potential. Grizzly bears are found throughout the western half of Montana, not just the Rocky Mountain Front,… Read More »

Disease at the Door

By | September 19, 2017

FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine has a story that begins… One day soon, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks veterinarian Jennifer Ramsey will receive the email she’s long dreaded: Colorado State University technicians will have found chronic wasting disease in one or more of the deer tissue samples she sent them. That message will change the future, both for… Read More »

Moving Meat

By | September 18, 2017

FWP’s Montana OutDoors magazine has an article that begins… Elk have an infuriating habit of hiding out in inconvenient places: distant ridgetops, black timber, inaccessible holes full of deadfall. So after you’ve accomplished the impeccable sneak and squeezed off the perfect shot, you’re faced with moving a mountain of meat across inhospitable terrain back to the truck, which… Read More »

Hunting Season is Here

By | September 8, 2017

The Flathead Beacon writes that a new hunting season has arrived in Montana. The arrival of autumn marks the beginning of big game hunting season, a beloved time of year for the thousands of Montana residents who partake in the tradition. Montana boasts one of the longest hunting seasons in the U.S. This corner of the state… Read More »

Hunter Education Classes Scheduled for Kalispell, Trego, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork

By | September 8, 2017

Students must be at least 10 years old to register for a hunter education class; there is no maximum age limit.  Any person born after January 1, 1985, must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course to purchase a hunting license in Montana.  Classes are free of charge. ALL Students must register online for all… Read More »

The Nature Conservancy Lands in Western Montana Closed to all Recreation

By | September 7, 2017

Due to extreme fire conditions, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands in western Montana are temporarily closed to all public access until conditions improve. TNC joins private timber companies, Weyerhaeuser and Stimson Lumber Company, in closing their western Montana lands to all public recreation, due to extreme fire danger. FWP helps to manage hunter access and… Read More »

Hunter, recreationists have several resources for fire and restriction information

By | August 31, 2017

As hunters and other recreationists enjoy late summer in Montana, fire safety will be a critical part of a safe trip. Montana is parched. Some parts of the state have seen little rain all summer long. More than 40 active wildfires are currently listed on federal incident management website for the state of Montana. Many… Read More »

Hunter Education Class scheduled for Kalispell

By | August 31, 2017

Students must be at least 10 years old to register for a hunter education class; there is no maximum age limit.  Any person born after January 1, 1985, must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course to purchase a hunting license in Montana.  Classes are free of charge. ALL Students must register online for all… Read More »

Ask first to hunt on private land

By | August 30, 2017

Don’t wait until it is too late. Hunters who haven’t already asked permission from private landowners to hunt need to do so as soon as possible. Montana law requires hunters to obtain permission for all hunting on private land. Whether pursuing upland game birds, coyotes, gophers or any other wildlife, hunters must have permission from… Read More »