Sample comes back suspect, second sample submitted; wildlife officials moving forward as if the mule deer will ultimately be determined positive for CWD.
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
Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and moose, but as the disease continues to expand to the north, south and east of the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials believe it is only a matter of time before it is in Montana. This fall, FWP
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 Parks and the USDA Wildlife Services. The bear was removed in response to cattle depredations
This year in Montana, grizzly bears have shown up in places they haven’t been for decades, maybe even more than a century.
FWP director: “It is critical to be careful, and be safe.”
Hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with bears that may be stalking similar prey.
After no grizzly sightings in perhaps a century, a third sighting in Montana’s northern Big Belt Mountains
As grizzly bear numbers in the western half of Montana – from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the southwest, to Northern Continental Divide population – continue to increase, their range is expanding.
The discovery of mussel larvae in water samples from Tiber Reservoir last fall and a sample from Canyon Ferry Reservoir that was suspect for the larvae prompted a significant increase in Montana’s aquatic invasive species prevention efforts.