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 By Marc Kloker    News    December 8, 2021 

Northeast Montana Havre check station results for the 2021 Season

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2021 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 9 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 28 (the end of the deer/elk...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    September 29, 2021

Investigations lead to charges for unlawfully killed bull elk and bull moose in north-central Montana

Two Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks law enforcement cases from the fall of 2020 were completed, including an unlawfully killed bull elk in Blaine County, and a bull moose in Phillips County. Lucas Sterling, 42, of Columbia Falls, plead guilty to...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    September 29, 2021

FWP removing goldfish from a private pond near Zortman

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be using the chemical rotenone to remove invasive goldfish from an unnamed private pond on upper CK Creek, approximately one mile from Zortman. Rotenone will...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    September 29, 2021

Potential changes to 2022, 2023 hunting regulations available to review online

Potential hunting regulation changes for 2022 and 2023 are available online for the public to review. The proposed changes are coming now during the normal biennial season setting year to help make Montana’s hunting regulations simpler and easier...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    September 29, 2021

New Shelter built at Bjornberg Bridge

Just in time for the Saco-Hinsdale Community Picnic on Sunday, a dedicated FWP crew, along with several local community members, completed the new shelter building at Bjornberg Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) north of Saco and Hinsdale. Fishing...

 

FWP hires new warden in the Glasgow area

Hunters and anglers out in the field this fall may see a new friendly face. Wyatt Pickens was recently hired as the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks field warden in Glasgow. Pickens will be covering...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    September 1, 2021

The 2021 Drought has impacted Gamebird Hunting

Biologists for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are expecting that many areas of the region will be challenging for upland bird hunting this fall. However, some areas with good habitat conditions should have fair bird populations for hunters prepared...

 

Hunter education in-person class and online field day offered in Glasgow

Publisher's Note: This is the correct information about the in-person and online field day event that was published last week. We apologize for the misprint in last week's edition of the Phillips County News. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 25, 2021

FWP to take a new, more inclusive approach to hunting regulations for 2022, 2023 seasons

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking to take a fresh approach. In the past, the biennial hunting regulation process typically had few changes to the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    Sports    August 25, 2021

Hunter education in-person class and online field day offered in Glasgow

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for Glasgow. An in-person classroom course runs Sept. 13-17, and an optional online field day, for those that completed...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 18, 2021

Breaks Elk Working Group meeting in Malta August 18th

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a Breaks Elk Working Group meeting in Malta on Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in the Malta Business Center. The meeting is open to the public. Topics to be discussed include: Most recent elk population and harvest...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 18, 2021

FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority

With our region of northeast Montana suffering extreme or exceptional drought with the constant threat of wildfires, hunters and other recreationists taking to the field must be aware of local fire restrictions and closures and take necessary...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 11, 2021

FWP seeks public comment on emergency haying/grazing leases on WMAs by August 13

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the state. Five of these WMAs are in Region 6 in northeast Montana: Rookery...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 11, 2021

Surplus licenses are being offered through the surplus drawing

Monday, August 9 marks the day when some licenses are available “over-the-counter,” including the 006-00 antlerless white-tailed deer license in Region 6. Every hunter is allowed one 006-00 license, and the license is valid in all R6 hunting...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 28, 2021

FWP hires Drew Henry as the new Region 6 supervisor

Drew Henry was hired as the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 regional supervisor in northeast Montana, based out of the regional headquarters in Glasgow. Drew replaced Mark Sullivan, who...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    June 2, 2021

Cree Crossing hay lease up for bid, due on June 16

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the sealed bid process for a one-year hay lease on the Cree Crossing Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located north of Nelson Reservoir in Phillips County. The sealed bids will be accepted through 3 p.m. on J...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    May 26, 2021

Fort Peck Reservoir angler creel survey underway through September

Anglers on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their fishing experience when they come off the water. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is conducting an angling "creel"...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    March 3, 2021

Licenses available on FWP Website

In anticipation of the new license year, which opens March 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks posted regulations for Dear/Elk/Antelope and Moose/Sheep/Goat online at fwp.mt.gov/hunt. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Please...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    February 3, 2021

FWP hires new fisheries biologist in northeast Montana

Jared Krebs was recently hired as the new Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks eastern district fisheries management biologist in Glasgow. Krebs, originally from Minnesota, holds both a bachelor's...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 27, 2021

Landowners and hunters benefit from 25 years of FWP's Block Management Program

2020 marked the 25th anniversary of Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Block Management Program. This popular access program started locally across Montana in the mid-1980s. However, through HB195 in...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 20, 2021

Fungus that causes white-nose syndrome found in PC, Eastern Montana Counties

Samples taken in six eastern Montana counties this past summer have tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) disease in bats. The presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) does not necessarily confirm the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 9, 2020

Ice recreation season is beginning, anglers and others encouraged to practice safety

It’s that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists will be heading out to Montana's “hard” waters for the winter season. Everyone needs to be safe around ice, whether ice fishing,...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 9, 2020

Northeast Montana Havre check station results for the 2020 Season

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2020 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 10 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 29 (the end of the deer/elk...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 11, 2020

Mandatory wolf trapping classes will be offered online through MFWP

The free online classes are set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14 and 21. The classes are identical, and trappers must complete only one of them. To register for the classes, please browse to the FWP website at FWP.MT.GOV and follow the links to...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 4, 2020

Region 6 check station results after opening weekend of hunting season

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Havre hunter check station was active over the weekend of general deer and elk opener (Oct. 24-25), with the number of hunters checked a little below average. This was the third weekend that the check station has...

 

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