Missoula Bowhunter Education Classes Begin January

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Online registration is now open for six bowhunter education classes that will be offered in Missoula beginning in January. The first class is meeting on Saturday, January 19, 2013 or Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Missoula FWP office (3201 Spurgin Road).  Students are required to complete a half-day […]

Ice Fishing Or Skiing: MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Ice fishing is in full force around Montana. Brandt Hamernick and Tracy Powers got out on Georgetown Lake and caught their limit (shown in the picture above).  They also shared a video on our FACEBOOK PAGE. We want to continue expanding the MORS community. Be sure to “LIKE” US FACEBOOK and we promise to keep your news feed filled with all […]

Smith River Permit Applications Available January 2

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Winter is only beginning, but it’s time to start planning your summer. Are you interested in floating the Smith River in 2013? Montana State Parks announced yesterday that permit applications will be available on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Permits for the 59-mile scenic float from Camp Baker to Eden Bridge are issued annually through a […]

Count On Hunters And Anglers: Brett French Radio Show Preview

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A recently released survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/fhw11-nat.pdf) shows that the number of hunters and anglers has risen since the last survey was done in 2006. It’s most recent analysis showed that the number of hunters and anglers age 16 and older rose from 33.9 million in 2006 to 37.4 million […]

More Southwestern Montana Mountain Lion Hunting Districts Closed

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On Thursday, December 27, 2012, the hunting of all mountain lions will close, 30 minutes after sunset, in the following southwestern Montana regions. hunting districts 323, 324, 325 and 327, portions of Madison and Beaverhead counties hunting districts 339, 343, and 388, portions of Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties hunting districts 350 and 370, portions of […]

113 Wolves Harvested: Wolf Harvest Update 12/27/13

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Hunters have harvested 113 wolves across Montana.  100 wolves were killed during general rifle season and 13 were trapped. In the Bitterroot Valley, Wolf Management Unit 250, 8 wolves were shot and 3 were trapped. The most killed in one region is 17 wolves, from WMU 390, in south eastern Montana.

Plenty Of Ice, But Use Caution: Eastern Montana Fishing Report

Montana Ice Fishing Tournaments

Please be advised that ice conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information. Also use extreme caution on the ice at all times. Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew. ***Bill – Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560 The Back Bay […]

FWP Needs Your Comment on Black Bear and Spring Turkey Quota Changes

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FWP wants to hear your opinion on changes to fall black bear and spring turkey hunting season quotas for 2013. Below are the changes: Increase black bear quota in bear management unit 700 from four to eight Increase spring turkey permits from 100 to 150 in HD 282-20 Decrease spring turkey permits from 10 to […]

Steady Ice Fishing On Georgetown Lake: Butte and Bozeman Outdoor Report

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Hello, Angie here from Bob Ward & Sons, reveling in the White Christmas conditions over BUTTE & BOZEMAN way… Brrrr…BOZEMAN’s chilly, & not expected to get into the 30′s, even, til after Christmas…no HEAVY snow in the forecast, tho, so that should keep you on the rivers! Reports say that the UPPER & LOWER MADISON […]

Great Falls Teenager Cited For White-tailed Buck Poaching

How to Field Dress a Deer

It all started with a call to 1-800-TIP-MONT and a Great Falls teenager was cited with six misdemeanors for shooting a white-tailed deer on December 4, 2012. FWP reports, Taylor Kaul, 19, admitted to illegally killing the buck, south of town, near Highland Cemetery. Kaul returned later that night to cut off the head and […]

Proposed Fishing Access Site Annual Rule

Great Fishing in Montana

FWP wants to hear your opinion on the proposed Fishing Access Site (FAS) Annual Rule. The proposed rule sets the fees for FAS camping, group use permits, facility rentals, and special recreation permits (SRP). Here are some things the Annual Rule includes: a $5 increase to the minimum SRP fee for commercial use, competitive events, and […]

North Dakota Seeks Montana Sage Grouse: Brett French Radio Show Preview

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North Dakota’s small population of sage grouse has taken a hit in recent years and the state is looking to Montana for some help. North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has asked the state to transfer 30 females in 2014 and 2015 to supplement their low bird populations. The worry is that without the boost, […]

Ice Fishing Workshop For Women February 8-10

Northern Montana Ice Fishing Tournament

Don’t sit around inside all winter.  Here is an opportunity for women to get out and be active. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring an ice fishing workshop. The workshop will be held on February 8 to 10, 2013 at Peterson Lake near Bigfork, Montana. Using modern gear, ice fishing […]

Lewistown Man Sentenced in Blaine County Bobcat Trapping Case

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FWP reports that a Lewistown man was found guilty on three misdemeanor criminal charges in a Blaine County bobcat trapping case. In November 2011, FWP reported, they received a call about an illegally trapped bobcat before the season even started. FWP discovered the trap belonged to a Lewistown resident, Doug Foster. They also discovered there […]