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Fish Wildlife and Parks

FWP Taking Public Comments For Hunting Proposals

This year’s proposed changes to deer and elk hunting regulations by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are on a scale unlike anything sportsmen have ever seen before as FWP looks for ways to combine hunting districts and simplify license structures for the upcoming biennial season-setting session. The first draft of the proposed changes has...

FWP Aiming To Address Major Potential Changes At Upcoming Review

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is starting a biennial review of the state’s hunting regulations and this year, the department is looking to take a fresh approach. The review typically has resulted in only minor changes to existing regulations but this year, FWP will tackle more significant changes such as combining hunting districts and...

FWP Announces Changes To Wolf Hunting Regulations

After a public comment period that drew more than 26,000 comments, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted several changes to the 2021/2022 wolf hunting and trapping regulations. Changes include eliminating quotas, increasing the number of wolf trapping and hunting licenses allowed for individual hunters, extending wolf trapping seasons and t...

Wolf Trapping Season And Requirements Expanded

Governor Greg Gianforte has signed bills allowing snares to be used for the trapping of wolves and lengthening Montana’s trapping seasons. Senate Bill 224 adds snares to the list of legal traps for wolves where previously only foothold traps were allowed. House Bill 225 extends wolf trapping seasons by two weeks earlier and two weeks later. Fi...