The number of antelope hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ south-central Montana check stations over the weekend and the number of checked animals were down from 2019 and well below the historic average.
Sharp-tailed grouse are the only bird species documented by Lewis and Clark that have disappeared from western Montana. A new reintroduction effort aims to rectify that.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
Death's come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
It was not your regular teenager’s summer job of flipping burgers and frying potatoes.
For the first time in 111 years, summer chinook are swimming in the Little Spokane River.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
One bear was found sitting in the driver’s seat of an RV eating a sandwich.
Clay Hayes has spent plenty of time in the backcountry where he had only himself for company.
Note: This story has been corrected to reflect the fact that Rob Domenech is the founder of the Montana Osprey Project, and to include mention of all the Project Osprey team members.
More than 800 whitefish, along with almost 20 trout, have been found dead along the Madison River, most of them below Ennis Dam, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Southwest Montana has a brown trout problem.
State and federal agencies are asking for help to monitor the spread of this disease. Anyone seeing a dead or sick bat, or group of bats, should not handle them, but rather call a local FWP office for further guidance.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has written a draft environmental impact statement outlining options and their consequences for altering flows out of Fort Peck Dam to imitate spring runoff to urge pallid sturgeon upstream to spawn.
"I have been working long enough in this area that I have been able to see a change in people's tolerance and willingness to coexist with grizzlies," says grizzly bear biologist Tim Manley.
MPG Ranch ecologist Kate Stone was named “Biologist of the Year” last week by the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Last Friday, a crew of biologists and volunteers assembled at the Scripps' Ranch. By the time the long day was over, they had drawn blood, collected other samples and attached GPS collars on 11 bighorn sheep from the Painted Rock herd.
The last Tendoy bighorn herd was introduced in the 1980s, and an outbreak of a pneumonia-causing pathogen caused a mass die-off in the 1990s from which the herd never recovered.
“We want to protect and enhance this majestic animal that is so dear to our tribes."
The fungus causes several problems, one of which is that it irritates bats, causing them to arouse early from hibernation and search for water and food. It is not known to affect humans, pets, livestock or other wildlife.
Gayle Joslin is one of 13 inductees in the 2020 class of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Lee Newspapers is highlighting inductees each week …