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New AIS Rules for non-resident anglers in MT

Nonresident boaters and anglers will see new aquatic invasive species rules when they visit Montana this year.   The Montana Legislature reduced the fee nonresident anglers pay for the Angler Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass (AISPP). Nonresident anglers will pay $7.50 instead of the $15 fee that was charged last year. Also, nonres...

MT Non-resident hunters Alternate List

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks gets a number of unused nonresident combination licenses (big game combination, general elk and general deer) retNonrurned by customers each year. FWP resells these returned licenses through the “Alternate’s List.”    The Alternate’s List is an option for nonresident hunters to express interest in purchasing ...

WY bear areas close

Black bear hunters are alerted that the spring black bear season in hunt areas 3 and 4 closed on May 24, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.  The closed areas are located in the Bighorn Mountains.   The 2020 spring black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female mortality limit is reached or on June 15, whichever come...

White-tailed deer tests positive in Gallatin Co. MT

— Initial test results have identified a white-tailed buck deer in Gallatin County as being suspect for carrying chronic wasting disease.   The deer was euthanized earlier this month in the Springhill area of north Bozeman after displaying several classic symptoms of the disease. White-tailed deer in Gallatin County suspected positive for...

Two Wyoming Black Bear Hunt areas closed

Black bear hunters are alerted that the spring black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.      The 2020 spring black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female mortality limit is reached or on Jun...

Two Wyoming Black Bear Hunt areas closed

Black bear hunters are alerted that the spring black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.      The 2020 spring black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female mortality limit is reached or on Jun...

Man injured in grizzly bear attack on Sun River

A man was attacked by a female grizzly bear on Sunday morning near the Sun River. The attack left the man with non-life-threatening injuries.   The man was part of a group who were floating and camping on the Sun River, west of Augusta. The group was packing up their campsite when the attack occurred at about 8:30 a.m. After stepping into some...

Game and Fish investigates bear-inflicted human injury

A man was injured by a grizzly bear on Saturday, May 16 while looking for shed antlers in the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s Kirk Inberg/Kevin Roy Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of Dubois. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Fortunately, the injuries sustained are not life-threatening.   Game and Fish personnel...

Grizzly bear trapping for monitoring purposes to begin in Northwest Wyoming- public reminded to heed warning signs

As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct grizzly bear capture operations in areas of northwest Wyoming beginning this spring and continuing through early fall.   Game and Fish biologists will conduct grizzly bear trapping o...