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 By Montana FWP    News    April 4, 2024

Spring Star Gazing Party at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

GREAT FALLS – For thousands of years, humans helped navigate their travels by gazing up at celestial bodies in the night sky. On April 5, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is offering a chance f...

 By Montana FWP    News    February 15, 2024

FWP announces changes to the reservation processes at state parks

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will implement changes this year to the reservation process for state park sites. The changes will create more opportunities for recreationists to enjoy s...

 By Montana FWP    News    December 28, 2023

FWP To Require Field Day for Youth Who Take Hunter or Bowhunter Education Online

HELENA – Starting Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will require Hunter and Bowhunter Education students age 12 to 17 who take the online course to pass an in-person field day. Students in t...

 By Montana FWP    News    October 12, 2023

Celebrate autumn with events at Giant Springs State Park

GREAT FALLS – Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls is holding two events in October to help visitors get outdoors to celebrate autumn and learn new outdoor skills. Get in the Halloween spirit by a...

 By Montana FWP    News    October 12, 2023

General antelope season opens Saturday

HELENA – General antelope season opens this Saturday, Oct. 7, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12. For information about what to expect this season, check out Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hunting f...

 By Montana FWP    News    October 5, 2023

Good time to apply for apprentice program

HELENA – Montana’s two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up Oct. 19 and 20, and general deer season opens Oct. 21. Now is a good time to consider signing up for the Apprentice Hunter Program. The...

 By Montana FWP    News    October 5, 2023

FWP issues statement on Montana Stream Access Law

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has recently received questions on Montana’s Stream Access Law and how it is applied across the state. For landowners and recreationists alike, it’s impor...

 By Montana FWP    News    September 21, 2023

Hunter shoots and injures grizzly bear near Fairfield

GREAT FALLS – A hunter shot and wounded a grizzly bear on Tuesday near Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Fairfield. The surprise encounter happened on the morning of Sept. 12. The hunter w...

 By Montana FWP    News    August 24, 2023

Antelope quota ranges allow for biologists to tailor license numbers to herd health

HELENA – Two weeks ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ biologists were busy flying over Montana’s prairies counting pronghorn, or antelope. This week antelope licenses were drawn for the upcom...

 By Montana FWP    News    August 3, 2023

Events scheduled at Great Falls area state parks

GREAT FALLS – Several events are scheduled in August at Giant Springs and First Peoples Buffalo Jump state parks near Great Falls. There is no cost to Montana residents to attend the programs. An $...

 By Montana FWP    News    August 3, 2023

License required for training bird dogs using birds not raised in captivity

HELENA – Anyone training bird dogs using game birds not raised in captivity needs to hold a bird dog training license, whether on private or public land. If you are training dogs with c...

 By Montana FWP    News    July 27, 2023

FWP announces new supervisor for Region 4

GREAT FALLS - Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has selected Jason Rhoten to serve as the new supervisor for the Region 4 administrative area. Rhoten began his FWP career in 2010 as the Glendive area...

 By Montana FWP    News    July 20, 2023

White-nose syndrome detected in Lick Creek Cave

GREAT FALLS – During a recent survey of bats at Lick Creek Cave in Cascade County, biologists detected the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease that has killed over 6...

 By Montana FWP    News    July 20, 2023

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop scheduled for July 29 at Lake Elmo

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting a workshop with the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program at Lake Elmo on July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop costs $35 and includes lu...

 By Montana FWP    News    July 13, 2023

New FWP program to focus on developing shooting-sports facilities

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on how it should move forward with developing shooting ranges throughout the state. An online survey is open now to gauge public i...

 By Montana FWP    News    July 6, 2023

FWP launches new public portal to report sightings of sick or dead fish

HELENA - As part of the department’s response to declining trout populations in the Jefferson Basin, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today launched a new web portal to collect information from members...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 29, 2023

FWP's license donor program benefits disabled vets

HELENA – Hunters who will not be able to use their license this season have the opportunity to donate that license. Residents and nonresidents can donate their hunting license to a disabled m...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 29, 2023

Information sought on grizzly bear killed near Conrad

GREAT FALLS – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks game wardens and are seeking information on a grizzly bear cub that was shot and killed along East Lake Road near N...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 22, 2023

Sign-up open for surplus drawing licenses and permits

HELENA – Starting today, hunters can sign up for leftover licenses and permits that were not distributed by the drawing through MyFWP on the FWP website. The resulting Surplus License List will be r...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 15, 2023

Send Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks your best fishing photo and art

HELENA – Going fishing soon? Don’t forget your camera. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to feature your fun on the next fishing regulations booklet. Winners will see their work on the front and...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 15, 2023

FWP seeking public comment on two draft environmental assessments

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a goldfish removal project and a parking access project. For more information, including how to submit comments, click on the l...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 1, 2023

Application available for FWP's Habitat Conservation Lease Program

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again accepting applications for its Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based agreement between F...

 By Montana FWP    News    June 1, 2023

Great Falls Family Fishing Day June 3

GREAT FALLS – Families can kick off their summer of outdoor activities by attending the Great Falls Family Fishing Day event scheduled for Saturday June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Wadsworth Pond P...

 By Montana FWP    News    April 27, 2023

Paddlefish season opens May 1 on Upper Missouri River

HELENA – This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicks off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Anglers must have a White Har...


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