So much of the Montana way of life involves the landscape and wildlife of our great state. Read below for the latest stories related to activities of the Department of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. For information on licenses, state parks, and camping, visit their website.
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New Bill Would Make it Easier to Get a Campsite in Montana
Bill would cap reservations at 80% to create more "walk up" opportunities
Nearly 40% Of 2023 Smith River Float Permits Awarded To Nonresidents
It's 59 miles of the most cherished stretch of river in America, with one put-in and one take-out. About 1 in 10 people who applied for a private float permit for the Smith River got one for 2023. Nearly 40% of the float permits for The Smith were awarded to nonresidents of Montana. Do we have a problem?
Montana FWP Investigating Three Deer Shot and Left to Waste
We know how stories like these rankle Montana hunters, the vast majority of which do things the right way.
Negative Tests! Some Good (Finally) Montana Brucellosis News
With a sampling this size, here's hoping it is a very good sign for a popular Montana wildlife species.
The Impact of Heavy Snow and Ice on Montana’s Winter Fish Kills
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Fish that thrive in shallow ponds and lakes might tell you that it is.
An Open Letter to Those Who Reserved All of the Montana Campsites
Websites like reserveamerica.com, make it easy for people to claim their campsite months in advance. Making it nearly impossible for anyone to get a camp spot that doesn't plan 6 months to a year in advance to go camping.
How Bear and Urban Deer Survive Montana Winters
Montana FWP wildlife specialist James Jonkel told KGVO about two adult male bears that have been wintering in the area and unusually are not hibernating.
Governor Gianforte wants a new approach to Montana wolf management
Gianforte wants FWP to update the current plan, which dates to 2004
Montana Search and Rescue Teams Aid in Snowmobiler Rescue During Blizzard
It had all the ingredients to make for a tragic ending. That was avoided, thanks to the determination of search and rescue teams.
Judge Clears Way for More Montana Wolf Hunting
The judge's ruling doesn't resolve the lawsuit but does allow wolf hunting to proceed this winter.