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The Lewistown Soccer Club is holding its 2nd annual Lewistown FC Soccer Camp.  Club President Laura Flugge has this information:

2016 MONTANA STATE CLASS ‘A’ SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

MAY 26th – 28th

BELGRADE HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL COMPLEX

 

The community, along with the students, staff, and faculty of Belgrade High School, would like to welcome you to Belgrade for the State Class ‘A’ Softball Tournament.   We are very excited to be hosting this tournament and wish the best of luck to everyone involved.

Fast approaching is that time of the year when we are awash in young.

Birds and mammals, large and small, will be all around us. And that’s not even counting fish.

Which begs the question: What’s a kind-hearted soul to do when confronted with a baby (fill in the blank)?

While it’s a bit early for the peak of young animals to be born, some have already hit the ground, or nest, and that is prompting phone calls about what to do when those cute-as-a-button youngsters are found.

With general stream fishing season underway on May 21, anglers are reminded to practice proper catch and release techniques for released fish.

Anglers can reduce stress on fish by keeping the fish wet while landing and releasing it. The species of fish, water temperature, and angler behavior affect the success of catch-and release fishing. Trout species are most susceptible to angling mortality. Warm water stresses fish more than cold water. How an angler fishes, choice of gear, and how the angler handles the fish affect survival of released fish.

Central Division Class A Tennis Tournament results

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer. 

The following classes are designed for adult women but are open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a desire to learn new skills:

LEWISTOWN, MT – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today a 30-day extension on the public comment period for two Environmental Assessments (EA). These EAs propose the use of a vaccine to protect prairie dogs and endangered black-footed ferrets on Charles M. Russell and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuges in northeastern Montana.

With today’s announcement of the comment period extension, the new deadline for public input is June 13, 2016.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - State game wardens have been busy monitoring and hazing grizzly bears as they show up on the prairies east of the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Great Falls.

A trap was set for one after some chickens were killed, said Mike Madel, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist.

Warden Mike Krings tells the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/1sgVIXY ) that he used cracker shells to haze a bear away from the outskirts of Conrad on Tuesday evening.

Lewistown’s annual kids fishing day will take place June 18 this year at the Frog Ponds.

The 10 a.m. to noon free event will feature demonstrations on water safety, casting and fish identification. Everyone is welcome, however, the activities are geared for children ages 3-12.

Prizes, purchased at local businesses, will be available, including fishing poles, nets, tackle boxes, hats and more.

Nonresident hunters can now choose among Montana deer, elk and big game combination hunting licenses to purchase online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.

The surplus licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used statewide during the general hunting season.

The administration, faculty, staff and students of Belgrade High School and Belgrade community would like to welcome you to the 2016 Central ‘A’ Divisional Softball Tournament.  We are excited about hosting the tournament and look forward to making your stay in Belgrade an enjoyable one.

This information is being provided to administrators and coaches.  Please read through the material and don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.

This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicked off May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. 

Camping and other access will be available at the James Kipp Recreation Area near the Fred Robinson Bridge south of Malta.  The area is a popular location for paddlefish anglers and their families, and the public boat ramp at the Kipp Recreation Area is fully operational. For questions about the recreation area and other surrounding federal lands, contact the BLM Lewistown office at 406-538-1900. CMR officials can be reached by calling 406-538-8706.

“Snowpack is close to average in the Missouri River headwaters this year, so flows will likely mimic historical data,” said Cody Nagel, FWP Region 6 Fisheries Biologist. “In addition, the recent moisture that we have had across the state will definitely help kick-start the upstream migration of paddlefish.” 

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' deadlines to apply for special license drawings is June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.

Montana’s 2016 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 21 in the Western Fishing District, but elsewhere in the state the traditional spring fishing opener has changed a bit this year.

In Montana’s Central and Eastern Fishing District most rivers and streams are open year around unless otherwise noted in the district-specific exceptions to the standard regulations.

In the Western Fishing District, general fishing season is from May 21 until Nov. 30, unless otherwise noted in the regulations.