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FWP Bear Safety Event Coming Up at Bozeman Office

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff will host a bear safety event at FWP’s Bozeman office on Wednesday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bear trailer and displays will be set up in the south parking lot in front of the office at 1400 S. 19th Ave. The event offers bear encounter safety talks on the hour, and participants will have th...

Fieldwork Adventures to Support Sage Grouse Habitat

Date: August 1-4, 2021 & August 15-18, 2021 Location: Glasgow and James Kipp Campground   We have a busy August in store with plenty of fieldwork adventures to support sage grouse habitat and we would love your support with these hands-on volunteer opportunities!   Please join us for the first fieldwork stint based out of the Gla...

Mule deer shot near Rosebud and left to waste

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials are seeking information on two mule deer that appear to have been shot and left to waste on or near the last day of June in the Rosebud area. On June 30, FWP Region 7 Warden Sergeant Casey Prell responded to an area just north of Horse Creek Road, north of Rosebud, to investigate the incident.   One...

Floating Discouraged on the Smith River

Due to safety concerns and low flows, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff discourages any floating on the Smith River. The Meagher County Sheriff’s office issued a pre-evacuation notice for the Smith River corridor from Camp Baker to the confluence with Blacktail Creek due to the Ellis Fire, which had grown to nearly 900 acres Sunday. The...

MT FWP seeking Members to serve NW MT Citizen Advisory Council

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking individuals to serve on its Region 1 (northwest Montana) Citizen Advisory Council. The purpose of the Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) is to advise FWP on various regional and statewide issues, programs and policies; help identify areas in which the department can be more effective; help identify eme...

Wyoming Wild Bison Raffle Opportunity

For the third year, Governor Mark Gordon is donating a wild bison license to support Wyoming wildlife conservation. The license will be issued through a random raffle open only to Wyoming residents. “The bison is the symbol of Wyoming and a fitting hunt to raise money for conservation,” Governor Gordon said. “I am happy to once again offer thi...

Smith River Floaters experiencing conditions

Historically low water flows on the Smith River are making for extremely difficult floating conditions for permit holders.  As of Friday afternoon June 18, streamflow at the Eagle Creek gauge measured a flow of 116 cubic feet per second (CFS).  The long-term median flow for this date is 532 CFS, and the previous low flow ever recorded in the 2...