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Hunters should have animals tested before donating

Every year hunters across Montana donate thousands of pounds of wild game to local food banks through local meat processors. With the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks is urging hunters to have their deer, elk and moose tested and have a negative test result in hand prior to donating no matter where in...

Bighorns High Country Lakes Stocked in WY

At the end of July, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department stocked over 21,000 fish in high country lakes on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains using a helicopter. The helicopter offers a fast and low impact alternative for stocking fish in remote areas. Game and Fish normally stocks Bighorn National Forest waters every other year. To stock...

Bighorns High Country Lakes Stocked in WY

At the end of July, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department stocked over 21,000 fish in high country lakes on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains using a helicopter. The helicopter offers a fast and low impact alternative for stocking fish in remote areas. Game and Fish normally stocks Bighorn National Forest waters every other year. To stock...

WY Hunters Super Raffle in September

Wyoming hunters have a chance to upgrade their gear with a brand-new customized bow this fall. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is running a bonus raffle during September. All hunters who purchase Super Tag tickets this month will have an opportunity to win a fully-loaded, customizable Mathews VXR 31.5 bow.   The bow, donated by Mathe...

WY Hunters Super Raffle in September

Wyoming hunters have a chance to upgrade their gear with a brand-new customized bow this fall. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is running a bonus raffle during September. All hunters who purchase Super Tag tickets this month will have an opportunity to win a fully-loaded, customizable Mathews VXR 31.5 bow.   The bow, donated by Mathe...

Public Info. sought on Ulm Bridge Vandalism

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking the public’s help for information on vandalism at the Ulm Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River near Ulm.     FWP Game Warden Adam Gearing reports that the bridge and latrine were damaged by spray paint during the evening of August 18.    “It’s a shame that angler’s license dollars have ...

Two Grizzlies euthanized due to repeated conflicts

Two grizzly bears have been euthanized after multiple conflicts in campsites and at residences near West Yellowstone.   Conflicts with the two subadult grizzlies — a male and a female — began in 2019. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff worked to haze the bears then, and at the time, the efforts to move them away from residential areas wa...

2 Black Bear areas closed in WY

Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.  The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.      The 2020 fall black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female mortality limit has been reached or o...

MT Hunting Forecast

Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we coordinate with landowners to provide hunting access to more than 7 million acres of private land. Read the full story at fw...

Important Steps to Follow in MT

Block Management Program 2020 Block Management Area (BMA) Hunting Access Guide and individual BMA map/rules are now available to download and print online. With the COVID pandemic, we are trying to limit BMA walk-in traffic to our offices, and hunters are strongly encouraged to utilize our web resources. Complete details available on the MT FW...