The fish are cut off from their spawning grounds by a wood-and-rock irrigation dam in eastern Montana. They now number about 125 wild fish, and U.S. government officials have acknowledged that the species could go extinct if action isn’t taken.
State’s annual wolf report shows a minimum of 477 wolves were counted for 2016. That’s down from 536 wolves counted in 2015, but doesn’t necessarily reflect a reduction in wolf numbers, but rather a reduction in counting effort.
Chance of encounters becoming more likely as sport of mountain biking takes off in many communities around Montana and as state’s grizzly bear population continues to expand.
Bird numbers are recovering, but with weather, hunters may have to put in some time for a successful season.
Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National Park.
The “local boater” program will allow watercraft owners to complete educational training on aquatic invasive species and sign an agreement pledging only to use the boat at either Tiber or Canyon Ferry reservoir.
Issue is over concerns the feeding grounds increase the transmission of diseases that can be spread north into Montana.
Federal wildlife officials are considering removing protections for grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. This resolution would take that further and seek to declassify bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and the Cabinet-Yaak area, as well.
Turbidity is taking a toll on the weight of the fish, which have to be able to see their food to eat it.
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.
Even more business expected in 2017, although issues such as invasive mussels a cause for concern.
That brings the number of Montana rivers where it’s been found to 10.
For decades, pallid sturgeon have been prevented from reaching hundreds of miles of upstream spawning habitat because of an existing rock weir at the proposed dam site.
Soon after the attack, Todd Orr made a video explaining what happened, which attracted millions of viewers.
Killings stopped over disease concerns until temporary home can be found for 40 of the animals wanted by an American Indian tribe
Changes announced in permit types for several regions
He was also a legendary fly fisherman and conservationist
American Indian tribes, conservation groups and some scientists tying up a decision on lifting protections for more than 700 grizzlies
With a score of 430 inches, it’s the largest in nearly half a century and largest ever from Montana
Officials approved winter operations plan that calls for a reduction of Yellowstone’s current population of 5,500 bison
The closure notice for hunts came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota and sub-quota for the districts had been met
Most hunters were after mule deer, which are rebounding well from recent lows. And although it’s a younger age class of deer right now, hunters reportedly were happy with their opportunities
The resolution calls for the formation of an incident management team in response to larvae found in Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs, the Milk River near Malta and the Missouri River near York.