So much of the Montana way of life involves the landscape and wildlife of our great state. Read below for the latest stories related to activities of the Department of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. For information on licenses, state parks, and camping, visit their website.
Judge limits wolf trapping in favor of grizzly bears
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks must cut its wolf trapping season back to six weeks across the western two-thirds of the state.
Should You Save a Wild Animal in Montana If It Is in Distress?
In regards to animals in Montana, the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks website has explicit instructions:
The Fate of Three Montana Grizzly Cubs Who Lost Their Mama
You've heard this before. Too much food-conditioned (and people-conditioned) behavior on the part of a large wild animal seldom ends well.
Montana Girl Bored With Your Job? Change to This Exciting Career
This is the first ever workshop geared to find "women wardens" for FWP
Don't Eat That Fish! Chemicals Found in Yellowstone River Fish
Fish tested after the derailment of a train into the Yellowstone River came back positive for chemicals similar to those found in oil and plastic.
Governor Appoints New Montana FWP Director, Promoted From Within
The news that Montana would have a new director might have caught some hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts by surprise.
Montana FWP Has Advice on Water and Wildlife This Summer
After a long, cold winter, the month of May will see western Montana residents and visitors streaming into the outdoors for all kinds of recreational activities.
Montana FWP Cautions Spring Shed Hunters to Follow the Rules
As a mercilessly long Montana winter finally winds down (we hope), we are all dying to get out and do those spring things we love.
Nearly 40% Of 2023 Smith River Float Permits Awarded To Nonresidents
It's 59 miles of the most cherished stretch of river in America, with one put-in and one take-out. About 1 in 10 people who applied for a private float permit for the Smith River got one for 2023. Nearly 40% of the float permits for The Smith were awarded to nonresidents of Montana. Do we have a problem?
Montana FWP Investigating Three Deer Shot and Left to Waste
We know how stories like these rankle Montana hunters, the vast majority of which do things the right way.
The Impact of Heavy Snow and Ice on Montana’s Winter Fish Kills
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Fish that thrive in shallow ponds and lakes might tell you that it is.
Big CWD Money a Win for Hunters in Montana and Many Other States
It doesn't show signs of stoppin'. And no, we're not giving props to the whimsical holiday song, "Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow."