Martha Williams, the former director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, was nominated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director post by President Joe Biden in October.
As grizzlies have expanded to the Beartooth Front, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has hired Kylie Kembel to educate the public about living safely with their new, wild neighbors.
As the grizzly population has grown, so too has the political divide in the country and Montana. How will polarization shape the future of grizzlies, a species that can be both revered and divisive?
A ranching family dealing with grizzly depredations offers an account of incidents which left one grizzly and several steers dead. Bear managers are now working with landowners as more bears arrive.
“Trying to reach objectives set 15 years ago, in some places it’s not socially realistic anymore,” said Lindsey Parsons with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Two rules that were set to take effect in 2022 on the Madison River were repealed by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Monday.
The Yellowstone Bison Coexistence Program has helped build 55 fences to keep bison off properties and increase tolerance for the animals.
The state is proposing a change in HD 270 elk hunting regulations that will impact many hunters in the East Fork of the Bitterroot.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet via Zoom on Monday, Dec. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Hunting mountain lions in Region 1 has a tumultuous history that pushed wildlife managers to institute limited permits roughly 15 years ago.
The proposal now moves to a 30-day public comment period before final commission action in February.
Wildlife managers say mule deer in northwest Montana’s Region 1 and west-central Region 2 have seen declines, with habitat a prevailing issue.
Creation of an ambassador corps is being considered to help defuse anxiety and tension at Madison River boat ramps.
The heritage muzzleloader hunt is the product of legislation earlier this year and the recent adoption of regulations by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Lou Royce is hoping someone saw something that will help him find the people responsible for killing two elk and a deer and leaving them to rot over the last two weeks.
Prosecutors will request a sentence totaling five years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
Four hunters request for permits to use crossbows during Montana's archery only hunting season was denied by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.
“They weren’t at the traps and we’ve not had any reports of them anywhere else, so if they’re not around we’ll pull those traps because we don’t want to attract other bears,” an FWP spokesman said.
The bears had not gotten into any conflicts before reports came in the last few days that they entered the dumpsite operated by Park County through an open gate near Chico Hot Springs.
An elk calf was illegally shot on private land near White Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11.