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Wolf Harvested in Montana’s Region 6 as Wolves Expand Territories

Wolf Harvested in Montana's Region 6 as Wolves Expand Territories Montana – -(AmmoLand.com)- According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, a wolf was legally harvested Jan. 7, 2019, by a local hunter near Glasgow in Valley Co. FWP officials have inspected and tagged the animal. This is the first wolf to be harvested in Region 6, which is part of wolf management unit 400, since wolves were removed from the endangered species list in Montana in 2011. FWP manages wolves across Montana under a s...
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Hunting Season Closes on Par with Recent Years in West-Central Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reports that the numbers at the hunter check station near Darby were up slightly from last year, with 169 elk and 33 mule deer. Photo by Jim Shuler Montana – -(AmmoLand.com)- Montana’s general big game hunting season closed Sunday, Nov. 25th, 2018, with deer and elk harvest totals recorded at west-central Montana’s two hunter check stations on par with recent years.Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reports that the numbers at the hunter check station nea...
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Montana Wolf Numbers Remained Strong In 2017, Cautions

2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Montana – -(Ammoland.com)- According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals.Montana’s wolf population has remained relatively stable with an annual wolf harvest that averages about 225 animals per year. During the 2017-2018 wolf season, 255 wolves were harvested: 65 percent hunting, 35 per...
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Would You Release A 30.5-Inch Rainbow Trout If You Caught It?

Pocatello man sets new catch-and-release record for rainbow trout By Roger Phillips, Public Information Specialist. David Raisch of Pocatello MT Record Rainbow Trout Montana – -(Ammoland.com)-  Would you release a 30.5-inch rainbow trout if you caught it? David Raisch of Pocatello did, and he's now a Montana state-record holder.Raisch caught his record fish in late March and recently submitted it into Idaho Fish and Game's catch and release records, which allows anglers to claim a state recor...
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Montana’s Region 6 Havre Check Station Seeing Mixed Bag on Harvest

Montana's Region 6 Havre Check Station Seeing Mixed Bag on Harvest USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre hunter check station has been operating for five weeks so far for the 2017 hunting season. Mule deer harvest has been high compared to previous years, and most big game species and upland birds have been slightly down.Over the five weeks the check station has been open, overall hunter numbers are down 7 percent from last year and are 6 percent below the long-term aver...
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Check Station Results after Opening Weekend of General Hunting Season

Bull Elk USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre hunter check station was fairly active over the weekend (Oct. 21-22) of general deer and elk opener, with an increase of hunters checked compared to last year.Oct. 21-22 was the third weekend that the check station has been open, as the station began collecting data Oct. 7-8, corresponding with the opening weekend of pheasant and general antelope.Hunters had to hang on to their hats, as weather conditions over the opening we...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Sharp, Hunting, Havre, Hunting News, Montana Department of Fish And Game, HEMMER, Scott Hemmer


Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid This Hunting Season

Two Hunters USA -(Ammoland.com)- Each fall tens of thousands of Montana men and women spend anywhere from a few hours to a several weeks hunting.Most have a wonderful time; a few run afoul of the law.Here are 10 problem areas, courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens, that hunters seem to stumble over year after year:Trespassing. Hunters must have permission of the landowner before hunting on private land. In Montana, private land does not have to be posted for a hunter to be ...
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Reminder For Hunters This Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land

Reminder For Hunters This Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land USA -(Ammoland.com)- Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property.The FWP Region 6 Citizens Advisory Committee, recognizing that this is an ongoing issue, raised the need for more public outreach.Since the star...
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Montana Wardens Seek Information on Mule Deer Poaching

Montana Poached Mule Deer Buck USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding multiple mule deer killed in McCone County in the evening hours of Sat., Oct. 14. At least eight deer were found, including one fawn still barely alive, that were shot with a shotgun.The deer were found scattered over two miles near road 528 in northern McCone County, on the north end of the Remuda Twitchell BMA, about 10 miles east of Hwy 24.A local resident ...
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Public Invited to Sight-in Firearms Event on October 14th

Public Invited to Sight-in Firearms Event on October 14th USA -(Ammoland.com)- Local organizations are teaming up to provide a public “sight-in day” at the Valley County Rifle and Pistol Club (VCRPC) shooting range starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.All hunting-aged folks are welcome, and youth under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. The event is free of charge.Members of the VCRPC, Hi-Line Sportsmen, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be on-hand to offer assis...
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Montana Hunters, Check Fire Restrictions & Closures, Beware of Extreme Conditions

Montana Hunters Should Check Fire Restrictions & Closures, Beware of Extreme Conditions Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana – -(Ammoland.com)-Hunters in western Montana should be aware of local fire restrictions and closures and take safety precautions. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) says hunting seasons will open as planned, but some areas have wildfire-related closures that affect hunter access and travel. Fire danger remains extreme region-wide, so hunters should use extra ca...
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Montana Hunter Education Classes Offered for Youth and Adults

Montana Hunter USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for the last courses in the Glasgow area for this year. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting Sept. 6, and an adult online “field day” course on Sept. 10.For the adult online field course, adults must pass the online hunter education course and receive a Field Day Qualifier Certificate. This Field Day Qualifier Certificate and a picture ID are necessary to obtain e...
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‘Becoming an Outdoor Woman’ Beginning Kayaking Class In Montana

Montana Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is sponsoring two beginning kayaking classes, on August 26 and 27, at the First Dredge swim beach just north of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery near Fort Peck.One class will be offered each day (participants will choose their preferred day), and the classes will take place from 1-5 p.m. both days.Participants will learn from experienced instructors about ...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Glasgow, Conservation News, Montana Department of Fish And Game, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Fort Peck, Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW, First Dredge, Fort Peck Interpretive Center, Lawana Grewe


Montana Hunter Education Field Day for Adults to be Held in Havre

Hunter Education USA -(Ammoland.com)- A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course has been set for the Havre area on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. All hunter education classes are free of charge.Students must register online at the FWP website; click on the education tab, then click “hunter education programs.”Next, “Find a class or field course” and search for the available class in Havre. Detailed instructions and other information will be found on the registration p...
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Montana Bowhunter Education Classes Offered for Youth, Adults

Bowhunting USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bowhunter Education course dates have been set for the last courses in the Glasgow area for this year.There will be a regular youth classroom course July 14-16, and an adult online “field day” course on July 16.Starting in 2017, the purchase of a Montana bow and arrow license is required prior to applying for any archery-only permit.To purchase a bow and arrow license, an individual must meet one of the following requirements:Sho...
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Montana Biologists Begin Seasonal Grizzly Bear Capturing for Research, Management

Grizzly Bear USA -(Ammoland.com)- As part of an ongoing interagency program to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE), Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and Tribal wildlife managers will once again begin seasonal scientific capture operations in parts of western Montana this month.From May through the end of October, biologists may be working in the Blackfoot Valley, along the Ro...
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Montana’s Annual Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawning Operation Underway

Walleye USA -(Ammoland.com)- Warmer temperatures and melted ice mean the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir getting into full swing.According to Heath Headley, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Fort Peck biologist, agency staff and volunteers are again trapping fish and taking eggs from areas in the upper Big Dry Arm of the reservoir.“The reservoir is about 2.5 feet higher than last year,” Headley said, “but we will continue to focus the operation near Nelso...
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Montana Mussel Alert and Boater Program Talks Set for Havre on April 12

  Montana Mussel Alert USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host an open house in Havre on April 12 to discuss the upcoming watercraft inspection season, new regulations, and Local Boater program certification.The open house will also focus on Montana’s plan to detect, contain, and prevent the spread of invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive species, and will go over new rules regarding transportation of aquatic bait (such as minnows and leeches).The open house will...
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Warn Residents of Wildlife on the Roads

Wildlife in the Road Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks USA -(Ammoland.com)- FWP would like to remind folks to watch for deer (and other animals) on the road, especially during the early morning and early evening hours when both visibility is difficult and animals are sometimes more active.With the recent hour time change, many folks who are commuting are now an hour “forward” and may see more activity.As our deer numbers are continuing to make a comeback across the region, more and more ani...
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Mild Weather Keeps Harvest Slow in West-Central Montana

Elk  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks USA -(Ammoland.com)- In west-central Montana, deer and elk harvest reported through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) hunter check stations near Anaconda, Darby and Bonner so far this season is in line with this time in 2014 and down 13 percent from last year, due largely to unseasonably warm weather and only traces of snow.As the check stations closed at the end of the second week of the general big game hunting season, elk harvest across the...
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Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land

American Hunters Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks USA -(Ammoland.com)- Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not.Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property.Since the start of hunting season, there have been reports of vandalizing of Block Management Area (BMA) boxes, hunters driving off road, illegal trespassi...
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2016 Montana Hunting Licenses on Sale Now With Change in Fees

Pintail Flats in Montana (Picture courtesy of Scott Thomson, FWP R6 Fisheries Manager) Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana  -(Ammoland.com)- Montana’s 2016 hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Now, under a new fee structure passed by the state legislature. Licenses will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks license outlets.This year hunters must purchase a new “base hunting license” that is a prerequisite to buying any state hunting license. The $10 resident license ...
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