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MT FWP decision notice & final environmental assessment

FWP has released the following decision notice and final environmental assessment that supports proceeding with emergency haying and grazing leases on select wildlife management areas. The primary purpose of these leases is to enhance wildlife habitat and to benefit local producers. FWP invites parties who may have an interest in one or more o...

WY Wildlife Taskforce meets September 1st. in Casper

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 in Casper. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 North Poplar St. The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through Zoom. The Taskforce will continue discussions on sustainably increasing resident opportunity f...

Help Improve Mule deer habitat at Wyoming’s Pinedale Mesa

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management to improve mule deer habitat on the Pinedale Mesa south of Pinedale and could use some help from volunteers. Overgrown, unproductive sagebrush is being removed in places and being replaced with over 2,700 seedlings of preferred browse species including chokec...

Mule Deer Buck Illegally shot in Wyoming

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was illegally shot along Highway 89 between the towns of Afton and Cokeville, Wyoming, between 11:00-11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17. Cokeville Game Warden Cody Schoonover received multiple reports of an injured buck mule deer, possibly hit by a mo...

Portions of Hoot Owl Restrictions Lifted on portions of MT rivers

Several “hoot owl” restrictions currently in effect on portions of some Montana rivers will be lifted at 2 p.m. today. Restrictions will be lifted on: Missouri River from the Cascade boat ramp to Holter Dam (river mile 2,166.2 to 2,202.1) Madison River from Ennis Dam to the border with Yellowstone National Park (river mile 40 to 131) Stillwate...

Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Mgmt. Plan Open House

As part of the public comment process for the Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host an open house in Havre on August 16 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Inn and Suites “on the hill” at 1425 Highway 2 NW in Havre. FWP staff will be available at the open house to discuss the plan and ...

Free August Events from Montana Wild

Montana WILD staff will host three free events in August. Registration is required for each event. Reserve a spot by calling 406-444-9941 or emailing Jeanne.connolly@mt.gov.   • Bat Walk: Friday, Aug. 6, 8:30 to 10 p.m.  Bring your flashlight and bug spray to Spring Meadow Lake for a Bat Walk to see and hear live bats and discover the answers ...