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“Kids to Fish” Program : 400 Hi-Line Youths are able to borrow Fishing Gear and Tackle for Free!
By Kelsey

Some good news has come out of the Hi –Line this week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has expanded a program that allows young people the opportunity to check out free fishing gear and tackle. The program and was first established in 2007. This includes four-hundred rods as well as the tackle that can be checked out from participating outlets.  Rods are set up and ready to go rigged with bobbers, split-shot and hooks.

The program has become known as “Kids to Fish” and allows children to gain free access to fishing equipment at 47 various sites along Montana’s Hi-Line.

New local outlets will help to provide even more Montana kids along the Hi-Line and beyond to get a chance to fish our beautiful state, and the best news is its free! All they have to do is get their own bait and they are on there way.

Participating Outlets Include:


  • FWP Region 6 headquaters
  • City-County Library
  • Cottonwood Inn
  • Ezzie’s West End Conoco
  • Glasgow Recreation Department

Fort Peck

  • Downstream Campground
  • Fort Peck Fish Hatchery
  • Lakeridge Store & Tackel Shop
  • Fort Peck Marina
  • Fort Peck Interpretive Center
  • Rock Creek Marina


  • Gouse Engraving & Gun Sales


  • R & C’s Daily Grind
  • Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs Store & Café


  • Phillips County Library


  • Al’s Town & Country Store

 Fort Belknap

  • Kwik Stop Store


  • EZ Mart Store


  • Finley’s Food Farm


  • FWP Havre Office
  • Stromberg’s Sinclair
  • Hill Country Library


  • Gildford Mercantile


  • Spencer’s Hi-Way Bar & Grill


  • Sorehead Café

 Box Elder

  • Jitter Bugs Store

 Rocky Boy Agency

  • Chippew-Cree Tribal TANF office

Big Sandy

  • The Grocery Store


  • Midway Mercantile


  • B&B Foods
  • Bergie’s ice cream store


  • The Boys and Girls Club

Wolf Point

  • Cenex West Station


  • Tribal Express Store


  • B & S Quick Stop


  • Baineville School


  • Culbertson Library


  • Froid Grocery

Medicine Lake

  • Lake Pit Stop Store


  • Sheridan County Library
  • Ace Hardware


  • Grain Growers Oil Company Store


  • Grain Growers Oil Company Store
  • TruValue Hardware


  • Pro Co-op Ag Center

















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