The number of antelope hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ south-central Montana check stations over the weekend and the number of checked animals were down from 2019 and well below the historic average.
The idea for a reorganization is not new, but the increase in recreation in Montana as a major factor in implementing changes now, said FWP Director Hank Worsech.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
Death's come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
It was not your regular teenager’s summer job of flipping burgers and frying potatoes.
Larger hunting districts and fewer types of licenses and permits are among the major changes Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks proposes for big game hunting regulations.
For the first time in 111 years, summer chinook are swimming in the Little Spokane River.
One bear was found sitting in the driver’s seat of an RV eating a sandwich.
Clay Hayes has spent plenty of time in the backcountry where he had only himself for company.
Biologists are set to begin capturing grizzly bears in the Custer Gallatin National Forest south of Gallatin Gateway as part of ongoing population monitoring required under the Endangered Species Act.
Note: This story has been corrected to reflect the fact that Rob Domenech is the founder of the Montana Osprey Project, and to include mention of all the Project Osprey team members.
FWP launched a “scoping” period on several proposals to reduce fishing pressure on brown trout, including an online survey as well as public meetings in Dillon, Butte and Bozeman later this month.
More than 800 whitefish, along with almost 20 trout, have been found dead along the Madison River, most of them below Ennis Dam, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Southwest Montana has a brown trout problem.
State and federal agencies are asking for help to monitor the spread of this disease. Anyone seeing a dead or sick bat, or group of bats, should not handle them, but rather call a local FWP office for further guidance.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has written a draft environmental impact statement outlining options and their consequences for altering flows out of Fort Peck Dam to imitate spring runoff to urge pallid sturgeon upstream to spawn.
"I have been working long enough in this area that I have been able to see a change in people's tolerance and willingness to coexist with grizzlies," says grizzly bear biologist Tim Manley.
The last Tendoy bighorn herd was introduced in the 1980s, and an outbreak of a pneumonia-causing pathogen caused a mass die-off in the 1990s from which the herd never recovered.
thanks to the work of E. Richard “Dick” Vincent, today Montana and many western states boast healthier and self-sustaining populations of trout.
“We want to protect and enhance this majestic animal that is so dear to our tribes."
The fungus causes several problems, one of which is that it irritates bats, causing them to arouse early from hibernation and search for water and food. It is not known to affect humans, pets, livestock or other wildlife.
Gayle Joslin is one of 13 inductees in the 2020 class of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Lee Newspapers is highlighting inductees each week in the Montana Untamed section.
For 30,000 years pronghorns have migrated in the fall and winter as they sought out the best places to find nutritious food, give birth, raise their fawns and survive brutal cold, snow, drought and predators.