A proposed administrative rule that would provide a regulatory framework for grizzly bear population objectives in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) is out for public comment through Friday, Oct. 26. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is holding hearings on the proposed rule in several communities this month, and the Missoula hearing is set… Read More »
FWP’s Montana Outdoors Magazine has an article that begins… Hunting and backpacking are hard enough without carrying around an extra 10-pound dumbbell. Okay, I don’t mean an actual dumbbell, but I’ve found that many fellow hunters and backpackers haul excess or unnecessarily heavy gear when afield. The added burden makes it harder to climb mountains, hike… Read More »
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.
Here’s an update of recent management actions involving grizzly bears in Region 1 (northwest Montana). The huckleberry crop appears to be downsized this fall while other berry crops are average but located in lower elevations, bringing bears down into the valley floors before denning season. Montana is bear country with abundant populations of grizzlies and… Read More »
Kalispell, MT — Here is an update of recent grizzly bear mortalities identified in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. Grizzly Bear Dies in Vehicle Collision Near Marias Pass An adult female grizzly bear was killed after being hit by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 2 between Marias Pass and East Glacier. The vehicle accident occurred… Read More »