Region 1 – On November 13, 2011 a hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear that he misidentified as a black bear in the Bear Creek drainage south of Libby. The hunter contacted Tip-Mont and turned himself in to FWP officials. The hunter was fully cooperative and took FWP personnel to the bear.
Troy Warden Phil Kilbreath and Conflict specialist Kim Annis identified the bear as a collared male grizzly. The hunter told warden Kilbreath he followed a set of bear tracks over a hill and saw a dark colored bear in the timber. He thought it was a black bear, so he shot it. The hunter pled guilty in Lincoln County Justice court to hunting during a closed season. He received a $735 fine and 30 hours of community service.
All black bear hunters should refer to literature available at all FWP offices for practice in distinguishing between black and grizzly bears. Hunters can also log on to FWP’s website and study the Bear Identification Program
GVLT 2021 Trail Partner Award to Gallatin County
By Moosetrack Megan
Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Report 3.1.21
FWP seeks information about vandalism at Nilan Reservoir
FWP REMINDS RECREATIONISTS TO STAY VIGILANT FOR AVALANCHE DANGER
Purchase your fishing license!
Upper Missouri River Management Plan
Did you miss us? Watch The latest Montana Outdoor Radio Show here!
Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 3.1.21
Bull fight! [VIDEO]
By Montana Grant
The Captain “On Ice” – Listen to Last Weeks Show 2/27/21
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 2/27/21
Bitterroot National Forest fees rising for first time in 20 years
ATF & Mineral County Sheriff’s Office offer $5,000 reward for info on St. Regis gun shop theft
Grizzly Bear goes after kayaker [VIDEO]
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON DRAFT 2021–2022 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD REGULATIONS
FWP PROPOSING REGULATION CHANGES ON CANYON FERRY AND HAUSER RESERVOIRS
Brett French presents: Avalanche fatalities closing in on record
FUTURE FISHERIES PROJECTS APPROVED