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Tues,  Wres.  jv/v   arrive in Livingston by 3:45 pm
12/12                      Load - 1:00 pm  Leave - 1:15 pm

CM Rifle Club Match 2

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a special two-month mule deer hunt in south central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD – were killed earlier this fall. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to decide Dec. 7 on the proposed hunt, which is designed to gauge the prevalence of CWD in the area.

CWD is a progressive, fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. It is a slow-moving disease. However, left unmanaged, it could result in long-term population declines within affected herds.

Central Montana Rifle Club results match #1

Ready for winter? Snow shovel out, snow blower gassed up?

If you are a bear, you eat a lot, then sleep for six months.

If you are a bird, you may either head to the sunny south or hunker down for a winter of birdfeeder visits.

It’s not too soon to submit your application for the 2018 pheasant release through the state Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program.  Landowners interested in releasing pen-reared ring-necked pheasants have until January 15 to submit an application.

Under Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Upland Game Bird Release Program, landowners who attempt to enhance pheasant populations in suitable habitat may apply annually for up to 5 consecutive years.  Projects must comprise at least 100 contiguous acres of land and contain a combination of habitat components-including cover and food that upland game birds need to survive.  Lands enrolled in the pheasant release program must allow free public access to hunt upland game birds during the season the releases take place.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for range development grants is Feb.1, 2018.

Montana's Shooting Range Grant Program, administered by FWP, provides funding to shooting clubs, organizations, local governments, and school districts to build or improve public shooting ranges throughout the state.  To learn more about the Shooting Range Grant Program, and to download this year's grant application, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Recreation", then "Activities" and then "Shooting Ranges". Online registration is available via the Montana Grants & Loans website at https://fundingmt.org. For information call 406-444-9947.

Home Basketball times 2017-18

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has selected Beth R. Shumate as the new state parks administrator.

Shumate has served as manager of Hell Creek State Park and most recently as FWP’s state trails program manager. She lives near Clancy.

 Twin brothers have been charged with 16 crimes, including eight felonies, stemming from what Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials describe as years of poaching activity on a Fergus County ranch.

James Stephen Page, of Garneill, Mont., and William Thomas Page, of Spokane, Wash., both 32, are accused of illegally harvesting eight bull elk over several years on the 3 Bar Ranch, which is on the west side of the Snowy Mountains, southwest of Lewistown.