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 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...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 22, 2020

Milk River water diversion issues could affect fisheries in Fresno, Nelson and the Milk River

The Milk River is the lifeblood of north-central Montana. Not only does it provide essential irrigation, it provides important fisheries and wildlife habitat. However, recent failure of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) water delivery structures on...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 22, 2020

Changes to FWP enforcement in northern Montana

There have been quite a few changes to FWP law enforcement staff here in the last few months, but the public will still see many familiar faces. The changes began when Ron Howell, who had a been the warden captain at the regional headquarters in...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    April 8, 2020

Missouri River Breaks Elk Surveys Completed

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists completed their surveys of the Missouri River Breaks elk hunting districts (HD) 621, 622, 631, and 632 in February. Overall, the surveys showed that elk...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    March 25, 2020

Region 6 FWP Offices are open

Rest assured, Region 6 Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices are open! However, due to the “social distancing” measures that are being taken, please expect to abide by the following: If you can, please use the internet to buy your licenses and apply...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 8, 2020

Hunting season proposals meeting Jan. 14 in Malta

Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals for 2020-2021 to be Discussed at Four Meetings across Northeast Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 13, 2019

Mule deer buck from HD 690 suspected positive for CWD, sampling effort continues

A mule deer buck harvested by a hunter in Hunting District (HD) 690 southwest of Chinook is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The hunter had submitted their sample for testing. A follow up test is being run to confirm the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    October 16, 2019

Hunter Education Class Offered in Chinook

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for Chinook, starting Oct. 14. The class will be located at the Blaine Co. Library Meeting Room. All hunter education classes are free of charge. All students must first...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    October 16, 2019

Free hunter workshop in Glasgow

With the detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state of Montana in 2017, the way hunters approach the hunting and processing of the big game animals of the deer family is changing; especially with hunting and processing an animal in a...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 21, 2019

Public Comment Sought on Tentative Fishing Regulations, meetings held in Glasgow and Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 will host two open houses to seek public comment on the proposed changes to the fishing regulations that will go into effect in 2020 and be in place through 2024. Meeting location and dates are: ·Glasgow ...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 17, 2019

Fort Peck Reservoir Chinook salmon egg collection and stocking looks promising

Good news for Chinook salmon anglers: Fort Peck Reservoir and hatchery crews recently stocked record numbers of Chinook salmon fingerlings into Fort Peck Reservoir, with over 534 thousand being stocked this spring. Initially, the outlook from the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 17, 2019

FWP "Kids to Fish" Program Allows Anglers to Borrow Gear & Tackle for Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. In time for summer fishing, FWP staff has restocked and maintained...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    June 26, 2019

FWP Region 6 Mule Deer & Whitetail Deer Aerial Survey Findings released

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists have completed their 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations across Region 6 in northeastern Montana. The surveys indicate above average numbers for mule deer, and mostly stable populations...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    June 19, 2019

FWP Seeks comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for 2020-24

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for 2020-24. This is the first stage in the comprehensive review of the Fishing Regulations which occurs every four years. In Northeastern Montana (Region 6),...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    June 19, 2019

FWP to host Annual Northeast Montana Fishing Tour

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is organizing a Northeast Montana Fishing Tour for the public in the eastern half of Region 6. Participants both young and old are welcome to come out and enjoy a few hours of fishing and learning. The tour will be...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    June 6, 2019

Public invited to learn about and monitor chimney swifts

ome join us for “A Swift Night” – chimney swifts, that is – on Thursday, June 6 at the FWP Region 6 headquarters in Glasgow. During this event, hosted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Montana Audubon, participants will learn about...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    March 27, 2019

Bowhunter Education Class Offered in Havre for Youth and Adults

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bowhunter Education course date has been set for the Havre area. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting on April 22, and an adult online “field day” course on April 27. Archery hunters must...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 30, 2019

St. Mary group tries to trigger $10 million bond authority

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) met on January 16 in Havre to discuss the repairing of the 100-year-old facility. The SMRWG discussed the upcoming legislative session. Right now, the state is short of funding. In the past, the Coal...

 

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