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Pheasants Forever, FWP hosting youth upland bird hunt on Sept. 23

GREAT FALLS – The Golden Triangle Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Golden Triangle Sporting Dog Club are hosting a free youth pheasant hunt on Saturday, Sept. 23, at a private upland shooting preserve near Great Falls. Montana Fish, Wildlife &...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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 member...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 29, 2023

The Montana Supreme Court takes up permitting for Black Butte copper project

The legal fight over the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a central Montana copper mine made an appearance in the Montana Supreme Court Wednesday. During an hour-long hearing, justices dove deep into weedy regulatory...

 By Micah Drew    News    June 29, 2023

Landmark climate trial over. Youth plaintiffs describe it as 'just the beginning.'

HELENA - On the final day of a groundbreaking constitutional climate trial that activists hope will establish solid legal precedent and incite systemic change to Montana's standard of approving...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...


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