Tags Archives: Fish Wildlife and Parks

Hunter dollars impact the local economy

An estimated $324 million in 2016 alone circulates through Montana as a result of big game hunting, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. That figure includes resident and non-resident spending and combines elk, deer and antelope hunters, according to a FWP economic impact study.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks leases fishing access sites along Ruby River

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission was presented with three lease renewals for fishing access sites along the Ruby River, which they approved at a meeting in mid-March.
The sites included in the five-year renewal are the Alder Bridge FAS, Ruby Island FAS and Silver Spring FAS, according to region three FAS manager Ray Heagney with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Hunting and ethics

“This is the week that really tests everybody,” said Ruby Valley resident Dan Crismore last Wednesday. “We call it desperation week – the hunters that haven’t gotten anything are nervous.”
‘Desperation week’ is the final week of hunting season, when it seems like issues with hunter ethics become more common.

Return of the grayling

By Abigail Dennis Arctic grayling are native to North America. Out of the 48 contiguous states, they were previously found only in Michigan and Montana, where they were important to the health and ecosystems of the rivers. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologist Pat Clancey, the fish has died out in Michigan […]