Montana Hunting News

FWP Commission To Meet in Helena
The FWP Commission will make final decisions on: acquiring a Fishing Access Site on the Sun River; acquiring the Whitehall Community Piedmont Fish Pond near Whitehall; the 2005 moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat hunting harvest quotas; the 2005 mountain lion hunting harvest quotas; the 2006 moose, bighorn sheep, goat, deer and elk auction and lottery annual rules.
Tentative Deer, Elk, Antelope & Upland Bird Quotas Set
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission recently set tentative upland game bird, deer, elk, antelope harvest quotas for the 2005 hunting season.Comments will be accepted through June 13.
Moose Calf Survival - A High Risk Proposition
Many newborn moose fail to survive the first year of life, though enough do to sustain Montana’s healthy moose population and to provide opportunities for about 650 moose hunters a year.
Reminder For Black Bear Hunters
Black bear hunting season closes May 15 in some 100 and 200 series bear management areas in Western Montana. Hunting in other bear management units closes May 31 or June 15.
Hunters Should Double Check Some Drawing Stats
A printing error in Montana’s big game hunting regulation booklet resulted in incorrect special drawing statistics for some mountain goat and bighorn sheep hunting districts.
Compensation for Wolf-Caused Damage to be Discussed
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold the second in a series of work sessions Thursday, April 7 in Helena that are aimed at developing a compensation program to pay for livestock damages caused by wolves.
Compensation for Wolf-Caused Damage
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold the first of a series of work sessions March 23 in Helena that are aimed at developing a compensation program to pay for livestock damages caused by wolves. Under Montana’s wolf conservation and management plan, FWP committed to help create a workable compensation and/or insurance programs.
Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Due
Spring turkey season runs April 9-May 15. Licenses are available from all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and most license providers throughout the state. Hunters who wish to hunt in a special spring male turkey permit area must apply by March 15 for a permit and must purchase a spring turkey license before hunting.
FWP Approves 2005 Hunting Seasons And Regulations
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has approved the final 2005 hunting seasons and regulations. The regulations will remain similar to those last season with a few significant changes. Hunting quotas will be established later this spring.
FWP Commission To Meet In Helena
Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet Feb. 10 at FWP Headquarters, 1420 East Sixth Ave. in Helena beginning at 8 a.m. when Governor Brian Schweitzer will address the Commission.