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Firefighting Needs close Lower Holter Lake

The lower end of Holter Lake is closed to allow fire-fighting resources access to the water. Holter Lake from Log Gulch Campground to Holter Dam is closed to all public occupation and recreation including, but not limited to, floating, swimming, wading and boating. This closure allows firefighting planes to safely fill from the reservoir. The ...

There’s still time for the Wyoming Boater Safety Course

With plenty of summer left, it’s not too late to take Wyoming’s boater safety course. The online class can help all watercraft users understand boating safety basics as well as Wyoming regulations. Although Wyoming does not require boating education for boat operators, Aaron Kerr, Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement coordinator, s...

Fires Banned within Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin

Fires are now banned on all Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Big Horn Basin. These lands include Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) near Lovell, Renner WHMA and Medicine Lodge WHMA near Hyattville. The fire restrictions also are in effect at all Game and Fish Public Access Areas (PAAs) wi...

Gallatin Co. FWP Sites enter Stage-2 Fire Restrictions

Properties managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Gallatin County have entered Stage-2 fire restrictions due to high fire danger. This change follows a burn ban with similar restrictions enacted recently by Gallatin County. Stage-2 restrictions at FWP sites ban campfires and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas 3 feet in diameter...

With all we enjoy in Wyoming outdoors let’s do our best to preserve the surroundings

Most people head outside because they love the outdoors — it’s peaceful, it’s natural and you have a chance at some breathtaking views and fun memories. For the outdoors to stay wild, it starts with being thoughtful of others — including wildlife — who will be sharing that space. Whether taking a fishing trip or heading out to snap some wildli...

Warren Anderson named Warden Captain in Reg. 7 Miles City

Todd Anderson has been selected as the newest Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Enforcement Division captain, stationed in Miles City. According to FWP Enforcement Assistant Chief Ron Howell, “Todd brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the position of warden captain, and will be a tremendous asset to all serving in his new ro...

Wyoming applications for HMA’s are now open

If you’re one of the many hunters forming plans to head to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Management Area (HMA) this fall, it’s time to apply for permission slips. Applications for HMAs are now open. As many hunters know, a successful hunting season begins long before heading afield. Securing permission for access is one of th...