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.
It’s Legal to Own a Lion or Tiger in the State of Montana
There are some animals that are illegal to own in Montana, but lions and tigers aren't on that list.
Stage Two Fire Restrictions Lifted from Northwestern Montana
Fire managers across western and northwestern Montana have lifted Stage Two fire restrictions, according to Education and Program Manager Dillon Tabish with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Grizzly Bear Attacks and Injures Two People Near Ennis
Two hikers received minor injuries in an encounter with a grizzly bear on Tuesday near Ennis, Montana.
Fishing Closures and Restrictions For Rivers in SW Montana
Many rivers in southwest Montana currently have fishing restrictions and closures.
MT Officials Kill Grizzly Likely Involved in Tuesday’s Attack
On Thursday night, a large male grizzly bear was killed near the area where a woman was attacked on Tuesday.
Montana Officials Say Don’t Pester Wildlife During the Heat
MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks urges tourists and locals alike to avoid unnecessary encounters with wildlife during the drought and heatwave affecting the state.
Popular River Recreation Area Near Billings Adds 25 New Acres
The Sundance Recreation Area near Laurel just opened up 25 additional acres of riverfront access.
One Montana Grizzly Bear Found Dead, Three Recently Euthanized
The past couple of weeks have not been kind to Grizzlies in Montana, as a result of three separate incidents.
Kids Will Be Catching Fish at Laurel Pond’s Fishing Day June 5th
South Pond in Laurel is the place to be on Saturday for the annual Kids Fishing Day. Here's everything you need to know.
Nearly 1,000 Dead Fish Found Floating in Popular Montana River
MT FW&P is investigating over 800 dead whitefish, along with brown and rainbow trout, that were found floating in the Madison River this week.