MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle.
Bison routinely leave Yellowstone and head north into Montana each winter, raising concerns that the animals could spread brucellosis to cattle.
The heritage muzzleloader hunt is the product of legislation earlier this year and the recent adoption of regulations by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Finalizing the plan is the last regulatory hurdle before the states can initiate the process of removing the bear from the endangered species list.
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A diver on Sunday found the body of a 2-year-old girl reported missing after her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck in a southern Indiana river.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has designated a chronic wasting disease management zone in north-central Idaho, allowing hunts to kill up to 1,000 deer to determine the extent of the disease.
Prior to the pandemic, Montana Tactical was selling boxes of 300 Winchester Magnum ammunition for about $30 a box. The last time it had them in stock, they were selling for $99 a box.
Free elk hunts offered through a random drawing are helping the Paradise Valley Ranch reduce its elk population while also building relations with the community.
It's funny how life works out sometimes.
FWP has beefed up its efforts to test for bovine tuberculosis in wildlife taken from Blaine and Phillips counties.
Deer and elk harvest reported at the hunter check stations near Darby, Anaconda, Bonner, and Fish Creek sit below the five-year average as snow depths remain low and temperatures mild.
Time in the woods provides opportunity to consider life's oddities.
Wildlife advocates argue the state-sponsored hunts including in Wisconsin, Idaho and Montana could quickly reverse the gray wolf's recovery over the past several decades in large areas of the West and Midwest.
Defending champions Joliet aren't making a repeat appearance in Bozeman, but there are lots of familiar names in this year's field as the tournament gets underway.
I’m a typical public lands and block management (thank you landowners) hunter. I have several 2021 big game tags and many opportunities. But, …
BLM and the US Forest Service have digitized old easements making them more visible to the public online and in apps.
Majestic, increasingly hungry and at risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice.
In 1999 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first passed regulations allowing states in the Central Flyway to adopt expanded hunting methods for snow and Ross’s geese due to swelling populations and concerns over Arctic nesting grounds.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scavenger hunts and blow-up animals greeted children at some of California’s vaccination sites Wednesday as children aged 5 to 11 got their first COVID-19 shots a day after the federal government approved kid-size doses of the vaccinations.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved two more public elk hunting access agreements for landowners during its Thursday meeting.