Tag Archives: FWP

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

By | December 12, 2017

KPAX.com 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 »

Estimating Wolf Counts

By | December 10, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that Mike Mitchell, unit leader of the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, is one of the scientists developing a newer method to track animal populations — not by counting, but by estimating. Called patch occupancy modeling (POM), it’s been tested for a decade by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.… Read More »

Rocky Mountain Front Grizzly Conflicts Hit Record Numbers In 2017

By | December 1, 2017

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins… 2017 was a record year for grizzly bear conflicts and grizzly bear deaths along the Rocky Mountain Front. Mike Madel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ bear management biologist for the Front gave an update at the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee fall meeting Wednesday in Missoula. He said that… Read More »

Grizzly Adam is Dead

By | December 1, 2017

The North Fork grizzly known as Adam was killed by a hunter on the second day of the general hunting season. He was killed in the Flathead Valley along the Flathead River south of Columbia Falls. Adam (son of Betsy?) was a traveling bear. Although he spent some of his time on the North Fork,… Read More »