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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Hunting News (RSS)

FWP collecting upland game bird wings in southwest Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists this fall will be collecting wings from hunter-harvested sage-grouse, mountain grouse and Hungarian partridge across southern portions of Region 3.
New reservation dates for some Block Management Areas in Region 7 - For the majority of Block Management Areas allowing public hunting in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 this fall, sportsmen and women can begin calling to make reservations on Thursday, Aug. 22. But for some properties, people will have to call on different dates to schedule a hunt this season.
Questions and answers on three-elk harvest opportunity - Q: What is the new three elk discussion? I thought I could only harvest two elk per year.
Hunters reminded of Elk B License opportunity for general fall hunting season - As surplus licenses go on sale on Monday, Aug. 12, hunters should remember that, according to the 2019 regulations, they are allowed only one Elk B License, despite legislation passed during the recent Montana Legislaure.
Additional Deer Suspected Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby - Kalispell, MT — A sample from another white-tailed deer in Libby is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease.
Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales - The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8.
Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales - The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. This delay gives local biologists time to complete antelope population surveys that often don’t even start until mid-July, and then to set the final quotas accordingly.
Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices - Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to fwp.mt.gov, login to MyFWP and request a digital version of your license to print at home or download to a smart phone. Digital licenses are good for everything but a carcass tag.
Hunter Education Courses Open to Registration in Northwest Montana - Kalispell, MT — Hunter education courses are open to registration in several communities across northwest Montana, including Kalispell, Rexford, Pablo, and Bigfork.
Libby Chronic Wasting Disease Detection: Incident Command Team Update - Through July 19, samples from five white-tailed deer in the Libby area are positive for chronic wasting disease.
F & W Commission accepting public comment on ARM rule proposals pertaining to two-way communication, kill site verification, and tagging of carcasses - At its June 19 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed to adopt an administrative rule pertaining to two-way communication while hunting, an administrative rule pertaining to animal kill site verification, and proposed to repeal administrative rule 12.6.301 pertaining to tagging of carcasses.
Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released - Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons.
Montana 2019-20 waterfowl and ‘webless’ migratory bird regulations released - Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations, and hard copies will be available soon at license providers.
Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7 - The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer.
Trappers reminded of center swivel requirement - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind trappers that the requirement for all traps to have a center swivel and an additional chain swivel becomes effective this coming trapping season, Nov. 1, 2019.
Trappers reminded of center swivel requirement - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind trappers that the requirement for all traps to have a center swivel and an additional chain swivel becomes effective this coming trapping season, Nov. 1, 2019.
Technical issues affect online license sales - Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions.
New law allows recovery of bighorn sheep skulls, horns - With the passage of Senate Bill 344 into law, it is now legal to pick up and possess the skulls and horns of bighorn sheep that died of natural causes. Those who recover horns and/or skulls must report the find to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks within 48 hours and present it to FWP for inspection and plugging within 10 days. The fee for inspection and plugging is $25.
Technical issues affect online license sales - Due to a host of technical difficulties, many hunters who were trying to purchase nonresident Surplus Elk Combo licenses online were unable to complete their transactions.
2019 SuperTag chances are on sale now - Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale.
Montana's special drawing deadlines reminder - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.
2019 SuperTag chances are on sale now - Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale.
Montana's special drawing deadlines reminder - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.
2019 mountain lion quotas up for public comment - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting comment on the 2019 mountain lion quotas. The following lion management units, which are often made up of more than one hunting district, have proposed changes from the 2018 mountain lion quotas in Region 5.
Hunting Permit Drawing Results Now Available - The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2019 nonresident combination and elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful.


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