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Few over-the-counter & surplus hunting licenses available Aug. 3

Hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 3, but few licenses are available and they're expected to go fast.

Surplus licenses are those still remaining after Montana's recent special hunting license drawings. The left-over licenses are sold on a first-come first-served basis. "B" licenses are for hunting antlerless deer or elk, and for doe-fawn antelope.

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Tendoy bighorn sheep hunting licenses available Aug. 3-16

Sale of over-the-counter bighorn sheep hunting licenses to depopulate a troubled herd in the Tendoy Mountains north of Lima will begin Monday, Aug. 3.

The either-sex bighorn licenses – valid for hunting district 315 – will be sold for two weeks, ending Aug. 16. Licenses will cost $125 for residents and $750 for nonresidents.

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Walleyes Unlimited hosts annual Kids Fishing Day

A special day for area kids to go fishing is also an opportunity to learn about the sport, sink a line from a boat, and enjoy a picnic lunch.  Jennifer Williams with Walleyes Unlimited has this schedule of event for their annual Kid’s Fishing Day.

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BLM to conduct public hearing regarding use of motorized equipment for wild horse management

BILLINGS, Mont. (July 21, 2015) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office has scheduled a public hearing on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. regarding the use of motor vehicles in administration of the wild horse and burro act. The hearing will be held at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Dr., Billings, Mont. 

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FWP to host bison impact study hearings

State wildlife officials will host five public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana.

Bison are currently designated as both a wildlife species in need of management and a species in need of disease control in Montana.

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2015 Eastern A Baseball District Tournament bracket

Tournament Bracket

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FWP seeks comment on early season migratory bird regs

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on early season migratory bird regulations for the upcoming season.

The only change proposed is to increase permits for sandhill cranes from 100 to 120 in the southwestern Montana hunting unit that includes the Dillon, Twin Bridges, Cardwell and Bozeman areas.

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Public invited to participate in FWP's planning for the future, meeting in Lewistown Aug. 4

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. There will be nine listening sessions around the state starting Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, August 12.

FWP’s vision update will be a foundation on which it builds programs and services that hold the most value for the public and Montana’s fish, wildlife, recreation, cultural, and state park resources in the years ahead.

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