Tag Archives: FWP

Wolf numbers remained strong in 2017

By | May 22, 2018

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals. FWP now estimates wolf numbers using a method called POM, or Patch Occupancy Modeling.  The old way of trying to count… Read More »

Update on Bear Attack in Cabinet Mountains South of Libby

By | May 20, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials on Friday released new information about a bear attack that occurred May 17 in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. On Thursday morning , an adult woman sustained serious injuries in a surprise defensive encounter involving a bear. The incident occurred in… Read More »

Grizzly Bear Delisting Looms

By | May 17, 2018

The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce plans this September to delist grizzlies from the federal Endangered Species Act in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, the rugged chunk of Northwest Montana that includes Glacier National Park, parts of five national forests and two reservations. Read… Read More »

Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15

By | May 9, 2018

Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open May 15, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage. People who are looking to get out to the WMAs this time of year should remember to keep vigilant to avoid conflicts with wildlife, particularly bears.… Read More »

Red Crossbill

By | April 29, 2018

FWP’s Outdoors Magazine has an article that begins… Red crossbills don’t visit my yard every year. But when they do, my family and I sometimes see dozens every day. They decorate the trees with their brick-red or olive plumage, while calling out with springtime chirps even in winter. Their presence reminds us to check the ponderosa… Read More »