FWP releases annual report on Madison River
Fifty-two bighorn sheep are relocated to the Wolf Creek drainage in the Madison Mountain Range
In early January, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to relocate 40-50 bighorn sheep to Wolf Creek in the Madison Mountain Range, from their current location in the Quake Lake area.
Last Friday, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Sam Sheppard was named the new region three supervisor.
Sheppard, a Montana native, said the outdoors, ranching, stewardship and wildlife has been in his blood since he was born. After growing up in rural, northeast Montana, Sheppard graduated from Montana State University with a biology degree and went to work for Idaho Fish and Game.
Reclamation mining efforts in the Tobacco Root Mountains near Pony have left many area residents with questions, which were brought up during a public meeting at the Pony School on Thursday, Oct. 30.
With two weekends of Montana’s general big game season come and gone, both the Cameron and Alder check stations showed moderate hunter success rates.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Eight Mile Ford fishing access site on the Madison River near Ennis on Oct. 28 to construct a new bridge across the irrigation canal.
Highly recreated Montana rivers, like the Madison River, are often the subject of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) recreation plans, which address potential social conflict, congestion and public safety on the river and at fishing access sites.
If you stopped by the Nevada City dump site last week to find it closed, it was for good reason. The dump was closed to public access for three days last week because there has been a bear in the area that can “make a mess of things” when the dumpster is more than half full, Madison County commissioner Dave Schulz said.
When Mark Sabo purchased land east of Harrison eight years ago, he noticed a section of Norwegian Creek, which crosses through his land, was degraded as a result of overgrazing.
“All the willows and the cottonwoods were eaten,” Sabo said. “I wanted to build the creek up because it dropped into the land.”