Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Reports

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: Minimizing catch-and-release mortality

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch-and-release also increases. A past study published in The North American Journal of Fisheries Management found that walleye catch-and-release mortality rate rose from zero to 1.8 percent with water temps below 68 degrees to nearly 16 percent when water temps were above…

Montana wrapping up ramped-up AIS inspection ‘season’

(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks photo)Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations will close for the season Oct. 15. Boaters that are still in need of an inspection can receive one at a regional FWP office. Water temperatures in both Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs will be below the levels to allow invasive mussels to spawn, dramatically…

Large grizzly euthanized after cattle depredation reports in Montana

A number of incidents have been reported involving grizzly bears along the Rocky Mountain Front and adjacent plains in recent weeks.A large male grizzly bear was captured this past weekend west of Dupuyer, Mont., and euthanized on Monday after consultation with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The capture operation was conducted by specialists from Montana Fish, Wildlife and…