Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunters are reminded to be cautious of mountain lions Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that mountain lions are also in pursuit of prey this time of year and are most active at dawn and dusk.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks toll-free hotline for reporting wildlife poaching, property damage, and violations of fish and game laws is in operation 24 hours a day. TIP-MONT is the acronym for Turn in Poachers—Montana. Poaching includes: hunting out of season or at night using spotlights taking more than one’s legal limit nonresidents who… Read More »
Here is an update of recent management activities involving grizzly bears in Region 1 (northwest Montana). Montana is bear country. Black bears and grizzly bears are very active right now as denning season approaches. Bears are actively seeking food sources before winter, and residents are advised to clean up or secure food attractants, such as… Read More »
A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist has identified an innovative approach to investigating illegal fish introductions and his research is being published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. Sam Bourret, a fisheries biologist based out of FWP’s Region 1 office in Kalispell, was the lead author of a manuscript titled, “Using forensic geochemistry via… Read More »
FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine has an article that begins… It was the first day of deer season, and I was waiting about 100 yards from a game trail where I’d seen a nice whitetail buck the previous year. After an hour or so, I heard a small branch break. My heart pounding, I lifted my… Read More »
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 »