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

Montana's special drawing deadlines - 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.
FWP Looking for Review of Proposed Hunting Access Easements Near Garrison - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on its proposal to accept the public hunting access component of 8,277 acres of conservation easements in the Upper Clark Fork, northwest of Garrison.
Spring bear hunting season open April 15 - Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15 and it’s important for hunters to refresh themselves on tips for identifying the difference between black bears and grizzly bears.
FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program.
Roundup urban deer hunt considered a success - The special Roundup urban deer hunt that ended Feb. 15 has succeeded in reducing vehicle collisions and complaints about aggressive animals in and around town.
Another successful year for Region 7 Block Management Program - The Block Management Program, which provides public hunting access to more than two million acres of land throughout Region 7, is still going strong.
2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations available on FWP website - The 2019 Black Bear Hunting Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Hard copies of the hunting regulations will be on the shelf at FWP offices and local license providers in March.
2019 Turkey and Fishing Regulations available on FWP website - The 2019 Spring and Fall Turkey Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/. Hard copies of the hunting regulations will be on the shelf at FWP offices and local license providers in March.
Pryor buck permit erroneously listed in application packet - BILLINGS – A special buck mule deer hunting permit that has been in place for many years for the Pryor Mountains in eastern Carbon County has been dropped for the 2019 season. The application packet for buck deer and bull elk permits, which arrived at license dealers this week, erroneously lists the permit as available for the coming year.
2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations available on FWP website - The 2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/.
Elk and deer permit applications due March 15 - For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15.
Elk and deer permit applications due March 15 - For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15.
Elk shoulder seasons to end Feb. 15 - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that elk shoulder seasons end Feb. 15.
FWP Proposing Changes to Deer Hunting Regulations in Two Northwest Montana Districts - Kalispell, MT — Wildlife managers are requesting to change white-tailed deer regulations in two hunting districts in northwest Montana.
Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program - Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program.
Public Meetings Scheduled to Review Deer Hunting Regulations in Northwest Montana - Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting four upcoming public meetings to discuss deer populations and potential future management strategies for hunting seasons in northwest Montana.
Four more deer test positive for CWD bringing total for 2018 to 26 - Test results from the final CWD surveillance samples sent after the close of Montana’s general hunting season showed four more deer along the Hi-Line to be positive for chronic wasting disease.
FWP seeks comment on three wildlife proposals - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public review and comment on the following proposals: 2019 elk shoulder seasons, 2019-2020 Biennial Wildlife Management Area Public Use Rules and 2019 mule deer season changes in some districts in Region 5.
Nine more deer found suspect for CWD: 3 south of Billings, 6 on the Hi-Line - Test results from CWD surveillance samples taken during the last week of Montana’s general hunting season showed nine more deer to be suspect of chronic wasting disease.
Seven more deer found suspect for CWD along the Hi-Line - Seven mule deer bucks were found to be suspect of chronic wasting disease in the last week.
Archery management hunts for antlerless mule deer continue in Glendive, Ekalaka - The general hunting season has ended, but management season archery hunts for antlerless mule deer continue in both Glendive and Ekalaka through Feb. 15, 2019. No bucks may be harvested after the close of the general season (Nov. 25, 2018).
Hunter numbers, harvest on par at season-closing check stations - Sunday marked the close of the general hunting season with mild weather, steady hunter and harvest numbers and happy visitors to check stations manned by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Final weekend of the general season in Region 3 remains slow despite snow - The sixth and final weekend of the general hunting season was slow in most areas of southwest Montana. Alder and Cameron reported the highest number of hunter success overall. Alder had the highest mule deer harvest, Cameron reported the highest elk harvest, and Canyon Ferry had the highest success rate for white-tailed deer.
Wolf hunting to close in wolf management unit 313 - The hunting of all wolves in wolf management unit 313 will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.
Rocky Mountain Front: Mule Deer, Elk Harvest Down, Whitetail Numbers Up - Final numbers from the 2018 general deer and elk season put mule deer and elk taken by hunters on a portion of the Rocky Mountain Front west of Augusta lower than long-term averages, said a state wildlife biologist. Only white-tailed deer numbers were above long-term averages, said Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist.


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