Montana Hunting News

Montana's Big Game Seasons Will Not Be Extended
Montana's 2009 general big game hunting season will close Sunday, Nov. 29 at one-half hour after sunset. The general season closure includes hunting for most deer, elk and moose; and for black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and fall mountain lion.
Additional Opportunity for Montana Elk Hunters
Hunters with an antlerless elk permit for a hunting district where a general license holder can also hunt antlerless elk during all or part of the season will have additional opportunities this year.
Montana License System Will be Down Sunday
Hunters and anglers who need to purchase hunting and fishing licenses this weekend need to plan ahead. The state computer network that hosts Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Automated Licensing System is scheduled for maintenance work from 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday Oct. 18.
RMEF Reminds Hunters of Altitude Sickness
Flu is on everyone's mind this autumn. So for hunters who start feeling lousy upon arrival in elk camp, the diagnosis may seem obvious.
North America's Hottest Trophy Areas
Which areas of North America have produced the most Boone and Crockett trophies so far in the new millennium?
The Second Amendment Foundation Joins Fight in Montana
The Second Amendment Foundation has joined with the Montana Shooting Sports Association in a federal lawsuit filed in Missoula to validate the principles and terms of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA), which took effect yesterday.
Montana's 2009 Antelope Season Update
While numbers remain robust in much of northeastern and eastern Montana—FWP Regions 6 and 7— the hard winter of 2008-09 clearly took a toll on animals in some areas. Consequently, antelope numbers statewide are largely at or below those seen over past few years.
Montana Wolf Hunt Status Tracking Page Created
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park's has created a Web page to track the harvest status of the state's first-ever, fair-chase wolf hunting season, which opened Sept. 15th in some backcountry hunting districts. The general wolf season opener, still about six weeks away, is set for Oct. 25
Judge Allows RMEF to Join Wolf Hunting Fight
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy on Friday granted a motion allowing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to enter an amicus curiae brief supporting state-regulated wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana.
Seven Year Old Completes Turkey Grand Slam
At age seven, Adriana Armstrong may be the youngest girl to harvest the grand slam of turkeys. Her older sister, 11-year old Alli, also scored a grand slam in the spring of 2009.