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 By Marc Kloker    News    December 14, 2022

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, ice...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 7, 2022

FWP Citizen Advisory Council special legislative open house meeting held December 13 in Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites, located at 1425 US-2 in Havre (on the hill), for a special legislative...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 7, 2022

Northeast Montana Havre check station results for the 2022 Season

The results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2022 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 8 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 27 (the end of the deer/elk general se...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 30, 2022

Permit required to salvage vehicle-killed deer, elk, moose and antelope

Anyone wanting to salvage a road-killed deer, elk, moose or antelope must obtain a Vehicle-Killed Wildlife Salvage Permit. These are available at no cost and must be obtained within 24 hours of the time a person takes an animal into their...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 23, 2022

Winter weather has antelope moving

Although the pronghorn (commonly known as antelope) hunting season is over, they are still on the move. The recent winter weather in Montana has triggered antelope into migration mode, with them...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    November 2, 2022

CWD sampling continues in northeast Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are continuing to sample for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) across Montana during the general big game season. CWD sample submission is voluntary and free. If h...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 24, 2022

Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council meeting being held Aug 30 in Culbertson

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, beginning at the Culbertson Town Hall. The morning focus will include fishing regulations proposed changes and process....

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 17, 2022

Block Management Program Information Available

Block Management Area (BMA) Program information for 2022 will be available to hunters beginning Aug. 10. Hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps an...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 10, 2022

Fort Peck Walleye Spawn and Stocking Wrap-up

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed at the end of April. In addition, stocking efforts were completed in June across Montana. With the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 3, 2022

Public scoping meetings being held across northeast Montana for new Elk Management Plan

Public scoping meetings are being held across northeast Montana to seek the public's assistance in helping to revise the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. Malta: Malta High School, A...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 20, 2022

Recent deer surveys in northeast Montana indicate lower overall numbers compared to the last few years

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists completed 2022 post-season winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations across Region 6 in northeastern Montana. The surveys indicate variable numbers for mule deer across the region and below average...

 

Man pleads guilty to illegal outfitting

Jody K. Hansen (52), from Rudyard, plead guilty to two counts of outfitting without a license in Hill County. In 2019, wardens began investigating Dogwood Hunting, the private lands outfitting business run by Hansen south of Rudyard, under the...

 
 By Marc Kloker    Sports    May 18, 2022

Bowhunter education classes scheduled in northeast Montana

GLASGOW – Volunteer instructors are hosting Bowhunter Education in-person courses in Wolf Point, Malta, Glasgow, and Sidney. Wolf Point: May 21-22 Malta: June 1-3, 6 Glasgow: June 6-8 Sidney: June...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    April 20, 2022

Four Local Instructors Receive Montana FWP Region 6 Honors; Pippin earns plaque for 55 Years

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks honored the service of its Region 6 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at the annual workshop, which was held on Saturday, April 2 in Havre and...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    April 20, 2022

Hunter education in-person courses being offered across northeast Montana; Saco May 2

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Hunter Education in-person course dates have been set for many areas across northeast Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Many classes are being held prior to the June 1 application deadline for...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    April 13, 2022

Bowhunter education class scheduled in Havre

Volunteer instructors will host a Bowhunter Education course at the Hill County Electric Hospitality Room in Havre this month. The class is scheduled over four days: Monday, April 25, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday,...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    March 16, 2022

Hunter education optional in-person field day offered in Glasgow

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering an optional in-person Hunter Education Field Day in Glasgow on Saturday, March 26. This field day is for any person (age 12 by Jan. 16, 2023) or older...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    March 2, 2022

Bear added to '22 Hunting Season!

During the public season-setting process this fall and winter, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved several changes that affect hunting in Region 6 in northeast Montana. With the new “license year” beginning March 1, Montana Fish...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 19, 2022

Bull elk shot and left near Warrick, wardens seeking information

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a bull elk that was shot and left to waste near Warrick, approximately 50 miles south of Chinook. On...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    January 5, 2022

Public comment period extended for hunting regulation proposals: Malta on January 12

The deadline for public comment on the 2022/20223 hunting regulation proposals has been extended from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21. Those interested can view the proposals and provide comment online at fwp.mt.gov/regproposals. Comments also can be submitted...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 29, 2021

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, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling, or just...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    December 29, 2021

Possible black bear reported near Malta, residents encouraged to be "bear aware."

MALTA- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like all folks to be “Bear Aware,” even in northeast Montana. Although bear encounters are rare in most of FWP Region 6, there are known black bears present in the Little Rockies and the Bears Paw...

 
 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...

 

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