Montana Hunting News

Accidental Discharge in Hunter Education Class Highlights Necessity for Firearm Safety
An accidental discharge of a shotgun in a state-sponsored hunter education class on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, points to the importance of firearm safety at all times. No one was injured in the incident.
Moose, Big Horn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Application Deadline
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminds hunters that the deadline to enter the special drawing to obtain a license to hunt moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goat must be postmarked by May 1 at 5 p.m., and online applications must be completed by no later than May 1.
Antelope Harassment Leads to Charges for Hill County Youths
Four students at North Star High School in Rudyard have lost a total of 8 years of fishing and hunting privileges and must pay more than $3,500 in fines stemming from a mid-February incident in which they used vehicles, rifles and poor judgment to harass a herd of antelope.
Spring Hunter Education Dates Set
Dates have been set for spring Hunter Education classes in Missoula. Interested students must attend a class registration April 5 at the Missoula Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.
FWP Drops 5 Week Deer Season Proposal in Region 4
State wildlife officials have decided to drop a proposal to extend the antlerless deer season from three to five weeks in four hunting districts north of Great Falls.
Tests Indicate No CWD In Deer And Elk Population
Early results from fall testing show no sign of CWD in Montana’s deer and elk herds. While almost 2,000 Montana deer and elk were tested so far this year, more will be tested over the next few months. Although preliminary statewide results show no infection, final results are not expected until this spring.
Bison Hunt to Reopen in Gardiner Area
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the bison hunt in the Gardiner (Eagle Creek/Bear Creek) area beginning one half hour before sunrise on Monday, January 16, 2006.
Game-Damage Hunt Information
Look online for game-damage hunt information Hunters looking for a last-chance opportunity to pursue deer or elk should start their hunt at their computer keyboard. A few game-damage hunts are available in specific areas of Montana, generally in the southwestern and central portions of the state.
FWP Seeks Public Comment on Big Game Season Tentative Proposals
Tentative hunting regulations, approved by the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission earlier this month, will be the subject of eleven public meetings around west-central Montana’s Region 2 in January. Public comments will be weighed as the Commission finalizes Montana’s 2006 hunting regulations in February.
FWP Seeks Information on Antelope & Deer Shot and Wasted
Sometime on Sunday, October 9 th , a mule deer buck was shot and left to waste beside Highway 212, southeast of Broadus and about eleven miles northwest of Alzada, MT. The abandoned mule deer buck had been shot in the neck and the head and antlers had been removed.