Wings of various grouse & hungarian partridge to be collected in SW MT

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists will be collecting wings from hunter-harvested sage-grouse, mountain grouse and Hungarian partridge in several areas of southwest Montana. Biologists will use these wings to identify birds by species and age class — juvenile or adult. This helps biologists monitor juvenile recruitment among game bird populations. Wing collection barrels will…

Upcoming Hunting Season In Montana Will Be The First With Numerous Changes Enacted

Under a special one-time legislative allowance, nearly 1,700 nonresidents hunting with outfitters purchased big game licenses with about another 140 still eligible. A late amendment to House Bill 637 allowed outfitted out-of-state hunters who had applied for, but not drawn, one of Montana’s 17,000 big game licenses to purchase one by the end of August.…

Attorney General Knudsen Joins Lawsuit Against Department of Education

Attorney General Austin Knudsen has signed onto a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies saying the administration’s LGBTQ protections are based on an overly broad legal interpretation. State officials claim Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration has conflated a 2020 landmark ruling prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity…