So much of the Montana way of life involves the landscape and wildlife of our great state. Read below for the latest stories related to activities of the Department of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. For information on licenses, state parks, and camping, visit their website.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks
Grizzly Bear Euthanized in Montana After Conflicts With People
The bear had several conflicts with people along Hungry Horse Reservoir last weekend.
Too Hot for Fish as Restrictions Kick in for Some Montana Rivers
The restrictions are to keep the fish from being "stressed" and catching disease.
Governor Appoints New Montana FWP Director, Promoted From Within
The news that Montana would have a new director might have caught some hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts by surprise.
Montana FWP Has Advice on Water and Wildlife This Summer
After a long, cold winter, the month of May will see western Montana residents and visitors streaming into the outdoors for all kinds of recreational activities.
Montana FWP Cautions Spring Shed Hunters to Follow the Rules
As a mercilessly long Montana winter finally winds down (we hope), we are all dying to get out and do those spring things we love.
Nearly 40% Of 2023 Smith River Float Permits Awarded To Nonresidents
It's 59 miles of the most cherished stretch of river in America, with one put-in and one take-out. About 1 in 10 people who applied for a private float permit for the Smith River got one for 2023. Nearly 40% of the float permits for The Smith were awarded to nonresidents of Montana. Do we have a problem?
Montana FWP Investigating Three Deer Shot and Left to Waste
We know how stories like these rankle Montana hunters, the vast majority of which do things the right way.
The Impact of Heavy Snow and Ice on Montana’s Winter Fish Kills
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Fish that thrive in shallow ponds and lakes might tell you that it is.