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Young Bull Moose stuck on Missouri River Ice

A young bull moose that had been stuck on the ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.   “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We did what we could do, and let Mother Nature try to take its course, but unfortunately the...

Young Bull Moose stuck on Missouri River Ice

A young bull moose that had been stuck on the ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.   “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We did what we could do, and let Mother Nature try to take its course, but unfortunately the...

Cutt-Slam Record Year in Wyoming

A total of 144 anglers completed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cutt-Slam in 2019. Established in 1996, the Cutt-Slam challenges anglers to catch the state’s four subspecies of cutthroat trout — Bonneville, Colorado River, Snake River and Yellowstone — in their respective native ranges. That number broke the previous record of 142 set ...

Casper Game and Fish to conduct wildlife surveys

The Casper Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting sightability surveys for deer and elk between Jan. 13 and 20 west of Casper.   Surveys will cover Deer Hunt Areas 88 and 89, and Elk Hunt Area 23 near the Rattlesnake Hills.  People outdoors in the vicinity during this time may expect to see the helicopter flying at low el...

Season Setting Meetings Slated Around Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are holding season setting meetings throughout the state to hear from hunters as we set the hunting seasons for the next two years. The biennial season setting meetings is the chance for hunters to hear from their area wildlife biologists on all the proposed seasons for big game. Montana FWP sets the seasons ev...

MT regulation change reminder at Holter Reservoir

Anglers are reminded of a regulation change that began Jan. 1 for walleye and perch fishing at Holter Reservoir south of Great Falls. Yellow perch limits are now 25 daily and in possession. Walleye limits are now five per day, only one larger than 25 inches; and the possession limit is twice the daily limit. The changes will be listed in the n...

MT regulation change reminder at Holter Reservoir

Anglers are reminded of a regulation change that began Jan. 1 for walleye and perch fishing at Holter Reservoir south of Great Falls. Yellow perch limits are now 25 daily and in possession. Walleye limits are now five per day, only one larger than 25 inches; and the possession limit is twice the daily limit. The changes will be listed in the n...

Wyoming boasts over 2.8 million acres of hunting access and 4,006 lake acres and 86 stream miles for fishing on private land

In Wyoming, finding a place to go hunting and fishing isn’t hard. In addition to plentiful public land, Wyoming boasts over 2.8 million acres of hunting access and 4,006 lake acres and 86 stream miles for fishing on private land, thanks to the Access Yes program. Access Yes is a Wyoming Game and Fish Department program that works with landowne...

Bowhunter Ed. Classes Coming Up Soon in Billings

The first two required Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bowhunter education classes for the Billings area in 2020 are scheduled and open for online registration. A weekend class is set for Jan. 17-19 at the Billings Rod and Gun Club. The class will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the lo...