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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...

 
 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...

 

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