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Illegal walleye introduction discovered in Bynum Reservoir

Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists have discovered illegally introduced walleye in Bynum Reservoir along the Rocky Mountain Front.

The discovery was made in September when an FWP fisheries crew netted three walleye. The reservoir is a popular perch and rainbow trout fishery.

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Lewistown iceskating may start Dec. 1, fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 1

Improving Lewistown’s ice skating facilities means a much longer season for that outdoor sport. Derek Manseau reports it appears skating will start as early as Dec. 1st at Frank Day Park.

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FWP to host discussion on fish and wildlife management

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a day-long meeting in Helena on Oct. 28 to explore common interests in wildlife conservation and management.

The gathering will follow up on issues that emerged from public comment on a proposed rule that would have directed FWP to offer a $20 wolf management stamp. FWP reviewed more than 50,000 comments on the proposal over the course of a two-month long comment period. FWP decided not to adopt the rules due to different expectations surrounding financial contributions from citizens who don't hunt or fish.

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White-tailed buck poached near Shelby

State game wardens are seeking information regarding the poaching of a white-tailed deer buck on the Marias River upstream of Tiber Dam in northcentral Montana.

The deer was discovered Oct. 11 near the Marias River in an area known as Robertson Bottom, 10 miles southeast of Shelby.

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Bighorn sheep season to close in HD 501

By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 501 as described in the legal descriptions, 2014 Montana regulations, Moose, Sheep and Goat shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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