Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: General Hunting Season Down to Final Week The general hunting season ends Nov. 25. Activity continues to increase across Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ five game check stations in northwest Montana (Region 1), although overall numbers remain down from previous years for reported hunters, white-tailed deer and elk.
House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves – Flathead Beacon News & Features WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Colder temperatures and snow improve elk movement and hunter success Hunters saw higher success at the Cameron and Gardiner check stations, with Cameron reporting a record number of elk harvested in the 15-year record. Check stations across the region reported higher hunter numbers than previous weekends in response to… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Informational Meeting on Proposed Mountain Lion Management, Monitoring Strategy The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 headquarters, 490 N. Meridian, Kalispell, MT. FWP Biologist Jay Kolbe will present information from the new draft Montana Mountain Lion Monitoring and Management Strategy,… Read More »
Becoming Better This story is featured in Montana Outdoors November-December 2018 issue In 2015 Jacob Jost was grinding out 50-hour work weeks as a mortgage broker in Las Vegas. Between meetings and emails, he dreamed of a completely different life, one without fluorescent lights and ringing cell phones.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunter Success Increasing in Northwest Montana “We are starting to get reports of bucks showing rutting behavior, and we a few large bucks came through the check stations” said Neil Anderson, FWP’s Region 1 wildlife manager. “The bucks are becoming more active and we had a few hunters reporting… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Investigation Identifies Grizzly Bear in Surprise Attack Near Columbia Falls At approximately 9:20 a.m., Nov. 11, an adult male was hunting with a partner on private timberland off Trumbull Canyon Road. The individual was walking off trail in forested timber when he reported turning around as a bear attacked… Read More »
The Healthy Goose This story is featured in Montana Outdoors November-December 2018 issue. I never considered that clean, functional toilets at state parks had much, if anything, to do with Montana’s economy. I learned otherwise earlier this fall while touring Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park with park manager Rhea Armstrong and maintenance supervisor Bill… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Whitetail Deer, Elk Harvests Remain Slow in Northwest Montana Through the third weekend of Montana’s general big-game hunting season, a total of 6,748 hunters have stopped at five check stations across Region 1. That is nearly 850 fewer hunters than a year ago. This year’s hunters have checked 320… Read More »