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.
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.
Negative Tests! Some Good (Finally) Montana Brucellosis News
With a sampling this size, here's hoping it is a very good sign for a popular Montana wildlife species.
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."
Caves, Candles and Christmas Converge at a Montana State Park
True, a Christmas event perhaps not for the claustrophobic, but I am imagining the lighting effects being totally ethereal.
Judge Clears Way for More Montana Wolf Hunting
The judge's ruling doesn't resolve the lawsuit but does allow wolf hunting to proceed this winter.
How Serious is Bird Flu in Montana Just Ahead of Weekend Openers?
It's a big weekend for Montana's migratory bird hunters.
Montana Predator Hunter Goes Viral on Social Media in a Terrible Way
A shocking event over the weekend in Northwest Montana has taken social media by storm when a hunter shot and killed one of Montana's premier predators. Except, it wasn't the predator they thought it was.
Killing These 5 Montana Animals Could Land You Behind Bars
There are five species listed on the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Species of Interest page that are protected as endangered species. Leave them alone if you see them. You may end up behind bars if you do.
Montana Black Bear Gets Trapped in ‘Su-BEAR-Ru’ for Over 8 Hours
If you had to think of the most popular vehicle in Montana, you would probably lean towards an F-150 or Ram 1500. But, in all fairness, the vehicle of choice for many Montanans is a Subaru Outback. You cannot throw a rock in Missoula without hitting a Subaru...
Sentencing for Man Illegally Trafficking Animal Parts in Montana
Looking at the charges, it appears Montana black bears got the worst of it. But other species suffered some losses, too.