The bears had not gotten into any conflicts before reports came in the last few days that they entered the dumpsite operated by Park County through an open gate near Chico Hot Springs.
An elk calf was illegally shot on private land near White Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11.
The idea for a reorganization is not new, but the increase in recreation in Montana as a major factor in implementing changes now, said FWP Director Hank Worsech.
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.
In the coming months, the commission is expected to take up major changes to elk and deer regulations.
Montana could reduce its total number of deer and elk hunting districts by nearly 28% and make significant changes to licenses and permits under an early proposal from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Assessment completed on Woods Creek fire
A Darby man with a long criminal history — including prison time for poaching — was sentenced to five years in prison recently for illegal outfitting and possessing parts of unlawfully killed animals.
Independent Record photographer Thom Bridge spends plenty of time out hunting each fall. Here are a few of his tips for capturing a successful hunt in photos.
As FWP regulates hunting in the state, any changes will be immediately incorporated into the hunt planner providing the most current information.
This year Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillan…
While conditions for upland game bird hunting vary widely across the state, one thing is for sure: The current drought has made this year a lot tougher than recent years for birds and hunters alike.
Here are five things Montana's game wardens would like to tell every hunter before their trip begins.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information about trout killed in the hatchery display pond at Giant Springs Fish Hatchery in Gr…
Wildlife officials have confirmed four grizzly bears in Montana’s Upper Clark Fork and Bitterroot Valleys this year, ranging from Gold Creek to Sula.
Water in Montana has a tough job.
The vote followed a passionate hearing where commissioners and public commenters sparred over fair chase ethics, science-based wildlife management and legislative mandates.
Larger hunting districts and fewer types of licenses and permits are among the major changes Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks proposes for big game hunting regulations.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in person on Aug. 20 and those wishing to make public comments via Zoom must register the day before.
Holter Reservoir from Log Gulch Campground to Holter Dam is closed to all public occupation and recreation due to firefighting aircraft, Monta…