Montana Fish and Wildlife

Montana sportsmen’s groups helping shed light on little-known bighorn herd

(Photo by Bob Drieslein)HAMILTON, Mont. — No one knows much about the isolated bighorn sheep herd that calls the area around Painted Rocks Reservoir home. That’s about to change. With the help of two sportsmen’s organizations, Montana Fish and Wildlife biologist Rebecca Mowry has been working this winter to capture and GPS collar eight of the animals. With the help…

As part of settlement, study to determine if predator-killing poisons are affecting federally protected species

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials have agreed to complete a study on how two predator-killing poisons could be affecting federally protected species as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by environmental and animal-welfare groups. The 10-page agreement filed last week in U.S. District Court in Montana requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to…