Confusion about the animal might be due to the condition of the animal and the photos, which seemed to show short legs and big ears. Inspection revealed a relatively normal-looking, dark-brown wolf.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Department
Hunter from Pennsylvania; another grizzly dies from eating pesticides in north-central Montana.
In Wyoming, it marked the second time in recent weeks that a female grizzly with cubs was killed in the state.
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)HELENA, Mont. — Conservation groups alleged earlier this week that Wyoming used part of Montana’s grizzly bear hunting quota to increase its own allocation for a proposed hunt this year, even though Montana wildlife regulators voted not to give away any part of its quota. Wyoming’s proposal for its first grizzly hunt in decades sets a quota…
His love of being out there is part of the reason Chad Dickinson is slated for his 24th consecutive summer of trapping grizzlies in Montana.
This is the second mule deer to be found suspect for CWD within the last week. If either of the reports prove positive, it would be the first case of CWD in Montana.
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 will be setting up check stations around the state to collect lymph node samples from hunter-harvested deer and elk.
HELENA, Mont. — A legislative change in the funding for the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available for conservation law enforcement needs. The agency published a fact sheet on its website last week explaining the change. Big game hunting season begins on Oct. 21. The change…
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks photo)POLSON, Mont. — A pilot program to help protect the Flathead Basin from invasive aquatic mussels faces funding problems on two fronts. The Flathead Basin Commission was to administer a program that could add more boat certification stations along with automated inspection and detection devices with funding from the sale of a boat sticker. However,…
(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…
A grizzly bear like this one was shot illegally by a Wyoming hunter in 2017. 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…
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.”
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.
Specific attention given to high priority areas in southeast and northern Montana, where confirmed cases of CWD are closest to the state’s borders.
The change will use information gathered from hunters.
Studies show that elk, deer and antelope hunters combined spent an estimated $324 million in Montana in 2016, and that money supports more than 3,300 jobs.
Changes announced in permit types for several regions