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.
Should You Save a Wild Animal in Montana If It Is in Distress?
In regards to animals in Montana, the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks website has explicit instructions:
The Fate of Three Montana Grizzly Cubs Who Lost Their Mama
You've heard this before. Too much food-conditioned (and people-conditioned) behavior on the part of a large wild animal seldom ends well.
Don't Eat That Fish! Chemicals Found in Yellowstone River Fish
Fish tested after the derailment of a train into the Yellowstone River came back positive for chemicals similar to those found in oil and plastic.
Montana FWP Has Advice on Water and Wildlife This Summer
After a long, cold winter, the month of May will see western Montana residents and visitors streaming into the outdoors for all kinds of recreational activities.
Montana FWP Cautions Spring Shed Hunters to Follow the Rules
As a mercilessly long Montana winter finally winds down (we hope), we are all dying to get out and do those spring things we love.
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.
Big CWD Money a Win for Hunters in Montana and Many Other States
It doesn't show signs of stoppin'. And no, we're not giving props to the whimsical holiday song, "Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow."
Caves, Candles and Christmas Converge at a Montana State Park
True, a Christmas event perhaps not for the claustrophobic, but I am imagining the lighting effects being totally ethereal.
Why Montana Has a Nine-Day Muzzleloader Only Hunting Season
For nine days, Montana hunters will have to turn to older firearm technology.