Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday signed bills allowing snares to be used for the trapping of wolves and lengthening Montana’s trapping seasons.
Supporters of Senate Bill 115 say potentially multi-million dollar conservation easements deserve the extra scrutiny of the Land Board
Opinion: Why can’t those who own guns and know the most about them take responsibility for ensuring they're used safely and without malicious intent?
Democrats spoke out against the bill, believing that even as amended, it put federal funding in peril.
Fewer bison migrated out of Yellowstone National Park this winter, reducing the hunter harvest to almost 170 animals, according to numbers compiled by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
SB 111 was the subject of two often
emotional hearings, the first in Senate Fish and Game earlier in the session, and the second last week in House Human Services.
A constitutional referendum that would ask Montana voters whether to enshrine hunting, fishing and trapping in the state constitution advanced…
The outfitting industry came in as heavy supporters of the bill.
The bill has drawn controversy since it first came in 2019 with opponents believing it stretches across ethical lines and effectively institutes a bounty.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte received a warning from wildlife officials after killing a radio-collared wolf near Yellowstone National Park without first taking a mandated trapper education course — a violation of state hunting regulations, officials said Tuesday.
Traditional muzzleloader hunters will have a new nine-day deer and elk season hunter a bill nearing passage in the Montana Legislature.
Wyoming hunters and anglers will have the opportunity to participate in a unique study — trying to quantify the amount of wild game and fish they consume.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that permits from an Alaska Native corporation are required for members of the public to do anything but drive the Klutina Lake Road that provides access to fishing and hunting areas near Copper Center.
During discussion Thursday, Rep. Tom France, D-Missoula, said that even if landowner-members were exercising their independent judgement, they might still only be seen as voices for agriculture.
A heavily-amended bill aiming to incentivize elk harvest with landowner sponsored licenses and extra bonus points died on a tied vote in a Montana House committee Thursday.
Late winter is a difficult time for wildlife.
Snaring and extended trapping seasons for wolves in Montana are one vote away from going to the governor.
Lawmakers have tabled bills that would make certain special hunting permits once-in-a-lifetime and to allow for those who trespass to collect shed antlers to lose hunting and fishing licenses.
NEW YORK (AP) — Analiese Gregory is a chef who knows first-hand where her ingredients come from. Usually, it's her hand.
This effort was a multi-year investigation that crossed several states.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — As few as 29 nonnative mountain goats remain in Teton Range in Wyoming after aggressive efforts to hunt the animals out of existence, wildlife officials said.
Rep. Paul Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, told the committee the change is necessary to curb ballot initiatives aimed at eliminating methods of hunting or trapping.
Rep. Paul Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, defended hound hunting as fair chase, saying hunts can be long and grueling.