The big game hunting season closed on Sunday with elk and mule deer harvest on par with last season, and white-tailed deer harvest solidly higher at all three hunter check stations.
MFWP will offer a wolf trapping certification class in Superior on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the 4H Building on the Mineral County Fairgrounds.
Cold temperatures and snowfall kept hunter participation and harvest slow but steady in the third week of the general big game hunting season in west-central Montana.
At the close of the first week of hunting season in west-central Montana, the three hunter check stations near Bonner, Darby and Anaconda are reporting a deer harvest slightly above the average.
Montana’s opening weekend of the 2014 general rifle season saw more hunters pass through the three check stations inMFWP Region 2 than in the 2012 or 2013 openers.
The Darby hunter check station will resume operation for the 62nd year when Montana’s big game hunting season opens on Saturday, October 25, but long-time hunters will notice a difference.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce the acquisition of 988 acres of private elk habitat in south-central Montana which it conveyed to the Helena National Forest.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at its Missoula office on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp.
MFWP game wardens are looking for tips on a deer poaching case that took place northwest of Hamilton in the neighborhood of Westhills Way.
State wildlife managers said the information gathered from the 2014 surveys indicate mule deer in most areas are approaching long term average numbers.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has announced that a hunter education course is planned for Seeley Lake in August.
Two men were recently convicted in two separate poaching cases involving big-game such as elk, deer and bighorn sheep in the Anaconda and Butte areas of Montana.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) accepted a $25,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to assist its wolf management plan.
MFWP, the USFWS, the National Park Service, and Tribal wildlife managers will once again begin seasonal scientific capture operations in parts of western Montana this month.