Tags Archives: FWP

General rifle season ends with average hunter success rates

With record breaking numbers at the Cameron check station during opening weekend, only 460 hunters passed through the final weekend, and only 57 had game, resulting in a 12 percent success rate for deer and elk.

Funding for FWP enforcement shifts after 2017 legislature

According to a release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the department is being required to shift 30 percent of their enforcement hours to wildlife management. This decision stems from the 2017 Montana Legislative session after the Legislature applied for more federal Pittman-Robertson funding rather than increasing license fees.

Madison County moose population healthy, according to summer survey

Over the course of July and August, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Dean Waltee classified 121 moose across the area to determine post neonatal calf and bull to cow ratios. Through doing so, Waltee is able to provide data on herd production through an accumulation of pregnancy, female health and calf survival.

Forecasting the future: What hunter expenditures bring to Madison County

Hunting season in Montana, and particularly in Southwest Montana, is unlike anything else. With one of the longest hunting seasons in the west, healthy wildlife populations and access to millions of acres of public land, it is not just wildlife migrating west.

Commission holds public hearing for no wake rules on section of Madison River

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission held a public hearing on Feb. 15 regarding a proposal to restrict motorized boat use on the Madison River to a no wake speed from the north Ennis Lake Bridge to the Madison Dam. The hearing was held at Fish, Wildlife and Parks region three headquarters in Bozeman at 6 p.m.