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  • R3 Citizens' Advisory Committee to Meet Tuesday
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 6–8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The CAC generally meets on a quarterly basis ...
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  • 12/2/2016 5:17:46 PM
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Helena, Thursday, December 8
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting Dec. 8 at its headquarters office in Helena. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Audio and video of the meeting will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks ...
  • Char-Koosta News
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  • 12/1/2016 9:29:30 PM
  • Tour of proposed fishing access site called off
  • On Wednesday, the Stevensville mayor and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials agreed to reschedule a walking tour and a meeting about a proposed land trade that would create a permanent fishing access site just west of town. “There is not going to ..
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 11/30/2016 11:25:13 PM
  • Montana: FWP to Hold Public Hearings on Quiet Waters Petition
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold public comment meetings around the state in January on proposed rules to limit motorized water craft use on some of the state's water bodies. The proposed rules address a petition, known as the Quiet Water's ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 11/29/2016 9:28:53 AM
  • Putting a passion for fly fishing to work
  • Your next guided fly fishing adventure might not take place on the famed Big Lost River in Idaho, or Wyoming’s Wind River Range, or on Armstrong’s Spring Creek in Montana, or Pennsylvania’s Yellow Breeches Creek. Your guide might decide to put you on ...
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  • 11/27/2016 5:27:52 AM
  • God whispers ‘fish’
  • From now on you will catch men. — Luke 5:10 A number of years ago our sons and I enjoyed some days together drifting and fishing the Madison River in Montana with two fishing guides who also served as our boatmen. The guide I drew was a man who had lived .
  • Philstar
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  • 11/25/2016 4:57:26 PM
  • Mark Ward: Thankful for the rewards of hunting and fishing in Montana
  • I have had the privilege of living in Montana for the past 34 years. I don’t take this for granted, especially during Thanksgiving. I have met many sportsman and women across the state during my stay in the Treasure State and I don’t know one person ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 11/24/2016 2:53:57 AM
  • Fishing the Earth's Last Paradise
  • Piracy wasn’t part of the fishing scene in Alaska and Montana, where Camille Egdorf grew up. Neither were saw-mouthed aquatic predators capable of chomping off a human foot. But fishing at Providence Atoll means confronting both. In October 2015 ...
  • Outside
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  • 11/19/2016 10:38:00 AM
  • Elk Harvest Down, Deer on Par in West-Central Montana
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) biologists in west-central Montana reported continued low elk harvests through Region 2 check stations, while deer harvests are on par with recent years through the first three weeks of the general big game hunting seas
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  • 11/14/2016 10:46:55 PM
  • Fish rodeo: Rescuing trout from draining ditches
  • ROB CHANEY for The Montana Standard 51 min ago 0 LOLO — The Great Fish Drive of 2016 got off to a great start when a team of three wranglers caught 200 trout in 20 minutes under a single-lane bridge. In what may be a record for catch-and-release ethics ...
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 11/13/2016 8:07:38 AM
  • Stevensville to weigh land swap for improved fishing access
  • If the community chooses to move forward with the trade, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said it would develop a parking area and install a pit toilet at the access site. The state would also take responsibility for the long-term maintenance.
  • Missoulian
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  • 11/13/2016 4:54:22 AM
  • Stevensville residents weigh in on proposed fishing access site trade
  • If the community chooses to move forward with the trade, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said it would develop a parking area and install a pit toilet at the access site. The state would also take responsibility for the long-term maintenance.
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 11/12/2016 9:59:11 PM
  • $57M Yellowstone Dam, Bypass Best Options for Fish
  • BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said.
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  • 11/11/2016 2:43:43 PM
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Helena Nov. 17
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting Nov. 17 at Montana WILD in Helena. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Audio and video of the meeting will be available at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional offices.
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  • 11/10/2016 10:37:21 PM
  • Weeks of electrofishing help FWP survey fish populations
  • (MILES CITY) - Every year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries crews in Region 7 spend about three weeks conducting electrofishing trend surveys of fish in the lower Yellowstone River. “In general, 43 of the 61 fish species in the lower Yellowstone ..
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  • 11/10/2016 10:15:52 PM
  • Montana angler, 102, says fish were the key to her longevity
  • BRETT FRENCH For the Independent Record 29 min ago 0 COONEY RESERVOIR – For longer than many of us have been alive, Margaret Renner has enjoyed fishing and eating what she’s caught. “My husband was a fisherman, and I love it. I just love it,” she said.
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 11/10/2016 1:26:10 PM
  • Researchers use dead fish to kill lake trout embryos
  • "It far exceeded our expectations." Chris Guy of the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit says fungus from the dead fish may be what killed 100 percent of the embryos in the experiment. "We tried killing embryos just with a tarp, and we couldn't get .
  • Missoulian
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  • 11/9/2016 4:59:06 AM
  • Simms Celebrates Veterans This November
  • WQW helps reintegrate post-9/11 combat veterans into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing in southwest Montana. The G3 Guide™ Wader - WQW Limited Edition is the company .
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 11/8/2016 2:51:27 AM
  • Reward offered after bucks left to waste at 17 Mile
  • BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about two mule deer bucks that were dumped and illegally left to waste at the 17 Mile target shooting area north of Billings. Game warden Brad Balis said someone dumped the ..
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  • 11/7/2016 7:41:57 PM
  • Proceeds From Simms Special Edition Wader Benefit Combat Veterans
  • WQW helps reintegrate post-9/11 combat veterans into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing in southwest Montana. The G3 Guide™ Wader - WQW Limited Edition is the company .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 11/7/2016 8:21:55 AM
  • Fish rodeo: Rescuing trout from drainage ditches
  • Unlike the Mack Days tournament on Flathead Lake, the two Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and one retired volunteer got to use nets and an electro-shock device to corral fish in less than a foot of water. “There are about 300 catchable fish ...
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 11/5/2016 9:53:10 PM
  • Yellowstone dam would help fish
  • The LYIP, which the diversion dam would help, serves approximately 58,000 acres of crop land, of which, two-thirds are in Montana. Fish have been tracked using a natural side channel that is full only a few days of the year around the current dam ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 11/5/2016 9:38:51 PM
  • Fish rodeo: Rescuing trout from draining ditches
  • Unlike the Mack Days tournament on Flathead Lake, the two Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and one retired volunteer got to use nets and an electro-shock device to corral fish in less than a foot of water. “There are about 300 catchable fish ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 11/5/2016 2:57:59 PM
  • Montana: a world renowned fly fishing destination
  • (MTN News) Englishman Graham-Rowe couldn’t believe how easy it was to fly fish in Montana. “It is so simple to organize; its flight, car, holiday insurance. When you get here, you go and get your license, you go to the local fly store and find out ...
  • ktvh.com
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  • 11/2/2016 11:58:25 PM
  • FWP ramps up Chronic Wasting Disease sampling
  • (MILES CITY) – Even though the possibility of Chronic Wasting Disease remains a major concern in Montana, there is little funding available for testing efforts, so regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are doing what they can at the local level.
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 11/2/2016 6:50:37 PM
  • Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 3
  • Otto Klein of Spokane tagged a nice 6x6 bull elk last weekend near Anaconda, Montana by taking advantage of Montana Fish and Wildlife’s “Come Home to Hunt” program. The program encourages former state residents to come back to the state, buy a tag ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 11/2/2016 12:02:35 PM
  • Montana Future Fisheries Program Grants
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that the deadline to apply for this round of Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is Nov. 30. The goal of FWP's Future Fisheries Program is to restore rivers, streams and
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 11/2/2016 7:52:03 AM
  • Girl Scouts go batty with habitat project
  • Thanks to some area Girl Scouts and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, bats frequenting Pirogue Island State Park will have some fashionable new digs. The Girl Scouts built bat houses in April with the help of FWP Non-Game Biologist Brandi Skone, and on ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 11/1/2016 9:36:26 PM
  • Few public comments on ending fish stocking in Hebgen Lake
  • Dave Moser, a fisheries biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said the agency has only received 15 public comments about the project and that most of the comments have been pretty positive. He attributes that to the state’s history of ...
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 11/1/2016 6:58:57 PM
  • Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land
  • Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 11/1/2016 3:38:31 PM
  • You Can Practically Fish from Your Campsite at this RV Park
  • My wife and I enjoyed this type of experience during a trip through Clinton, Montana, after enjoying a tour of the Lewis and Clark trail. Located in rural Clinton, Montana, the Bearmouth RV park has some great views of the mountains with great fishing.
  • rvlife.com
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  • 11/1/2016 1:15:21 PM
  • Researchers use dead fish to kill lake trout embryos
  • "It far exceeded our expectations." Chris Guy of the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit says fungus from the dead fish may be what killed 100 percent of the embryos in the experiment. "We tried killing embryos just with a tarp, and we couldn't get .
  • Casper Star-Tribune
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  • 10/31/2016 9:01:50 PM
  • Hunter numbers strong, harvest slows in south central Montana
  • BILLINGS — The number of hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ south central Montana check stations over the weekend generally were higher than the same weekend last year. But fewer hunters took home game, thanks in part to ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/31/2016 8:04:34 PM
  • Future Fisheries Program grant deadline Nov. 30
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that the deadline to apply for this round of Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is Nov. 30. The goal of FWP's Future Fisheries Program is to restore rivers, streams and
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  • 10/31/2016 6:24:21 PM
  • Researchers Use Dead Fish to Kill Lake Trout Embryos
  • “It far exceeded our expectations.” Chris Guy of the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit says fungus from the dead fish may be what killed 100 percent of the embryos in the experiment. “We tried killing embryos just with a tarp, and we couldn ...
  • FlatheadBeacon
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  • 10/31/2016 3:18:14 PM
  • Researchers use dead fish to kill lake trout embryos
  • The method could be used on a larger scale depending on its success. Chris Guy of the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit says fungus from the dead fish may be what killed 100 percent of the embryos in the experiment. Connect with the Chronicle on ..
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 10/30/2016 1:17:44 PM
  • Best fly-fishing of the year is in fall
  • “If you notice the fish are on that bed, don’t target them,” said John McPherson, the head sales associate at Montana Troutfitters. Dry fly anglers have plenty to be excited about, too. Fall brings well-known mayfly hatches, like the mahogany and the ...
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 10/28/2016 6:56:32 PM
  • Lou’s Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2016
  • Got some time off from the shop and gathered up the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Missoula. We elected to try some of the other rivers (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek ...
  • oregonflyfishingblog.com
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  • 10/27/2016 11:26:45 AM
  • FWP reopens local fishing access site
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 Supervisor Gary Bertellotti on Oct. 18 announced that FWP was reopening the Eureka Reservoir Fishing Access Site northwest of Choteau immediately after community members called on state officials to reconsider the
  • Choteau Acantha
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  • 10/26/2016 1:58:16 PM
  • Montana: Comments Taken on Proposed Fishing Access Fee Changes
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking public comment on two proposed rule changes: one on commercial use of fishing access sites and wildlife management areas and another that would increase camping fees at fishing access sites. The change to the ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 10/26/2016 8:36:09 AM
  • Cold-water Fish: our Contemporary “Canary in the Coal Mine”
  • A recent study by the Montana Wildlife Federation noted that a combination of low flows and high temperatures have led to fishery restrictions and closures in parts of the state in eight of the past twelve years. Conversely, major flooding events in 2007 .
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  • 10/25/2016 1:45:08 PM
  • Defenders of Wildlife take aim at Corps plan for Yellowstone River, fish
  • The Intake Diversion Dam serves 58,000 acres of cropland in North Dakota and Montana. Making it more fish friendly became a subject of study after the pallid sturgeon was listed as endangered in 1990. The fish bypass channel, which the Bureau of ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/25/2016 10:53:20 AM
  • English man finds joy fly-fishing in Montana
  • Graham Rowe: "There is just so much fishing, there's just so much fishing of a certain character, you just have so much option compressed into a small space, I can't think of anywhere else like that that is so accessible."
  • KXLH
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  • 10/24/2016 6:39:49 PM
  • Eureka fishing access site reopened
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reopened the Eureka fishing access site at the Eureka Reservoir northwest of Choteau. FWP signed a lease agreement for the fishing access land from the Teton Co-Op Canal Co in 1999. The decision to reopen the site came
  • Great Falls Tribune
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  • 10/21/2016 8:59:22 PM
  • Private Donor Offers to Expand Pine Grove Pond Fishing Site
  • The popular Pine Grove Pond could be growing by more than 5 acres thanks to a private donation. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking to accept the donation of a long, narrow parcel of land totaling 5.17 acres between the existing parking area at the
  • FlatheadBeacon
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  • 10/21/2016 6:50:32 PM
  • Fishing Report: Being a guide isn’t so glamorous after all
  • "Somebody might say that they always wanted to be fly fishing guide in Montana and maybe they’ll never get to do that but just by the virtue of having said it out loud, I think there’s some power in that.” John Lee Hancock Over the past 20 or so ...
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 10/21/2016 5:53:16 PM
  • Agencies: Yellowstone dam, bypass best for fish
  • BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said.
  • Lewiston Tribune Online
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  • 10/21/2016 7:44:48 AM
  • Parasite that killed Yellowstone River fish found elsewhere
  • BOZEMAN, Mont. - A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been found in seven other rivers in Montana. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks biologists said Wednesday that the parasite has been confirmed in the ..
  • NBC Montana
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  • 10/20/2016 9:47:41 AM
  • Parasite that killed Yellowstone River fish found elsewhere
  • BOZEMAN — A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been found in seven other rivers in Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists said Wednesday that the parasite has been confirmed in the upper ..
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/20/2016 9:47:41 AM
  • Fish kill parasite spreads to multiple Montana rivers
  • The parasite that killed thousands of Whitefish in the Yellowstone River has now spread to other waterways in Montana. After the fish kill scare Fish, Wildlife and Parks took samples of surrounding rivers and confirmed the parasite is in the upper and ...
  • abcfoxmontana.com
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  • 10/20/2016 9:04:44 AM
  • Fish kill parasite spreads to multiple Montana rivers
  • The parasite that killed thousands of Whitefish in the Yellowstone River has now spread to other waterways in Montana. After the fish kill scare Fish, Wildlife and Parks took samples of surrounding rivers and confirmed the parasite is in the upper and ...
  • 8 News KULR8
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  • 10/20/2016 9:04:44 AM
  • Parasite that killed Yellowstone River fish found in multiple rivers
  • BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been found in seven other rivers in Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2enxUeu) that Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks ..
  • Independent Record
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  • 10/20/2016 7:53:09 AM
  • Connected waters: Study looks at fish movement on Smith River and beyond
  • “A lot of times, just through development of the landscape, those connectivities get lost,” said Mike Lance, a graduate student at Montana State University. “We know fish here can travel that much, but now we’re asking, ‘Do they?’” Lance’s ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/20/2016 7:10:12 AM
  • Yellowstone River fish kill parasite found in more rivers
  • BOZEMAN, Mont. - The parasite that killed thousands of fish in the Yellowstone River over the summer is now in seven other southwest Montana waterways. The upper and lower Madison, Bighorn, Stillwater, Boulder near Big Timber, Jefferson, East Gallatin and
  • NBC Montana
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  • 10/20/2016 6:48:44 AM
  • Read the November 2016 Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online Today
  • Montana-(AmmoLand.com)- Big Sky Outdoor News & Adventure Inc is pleased the announce that the November issue of the Montana Hunting & Fishing News is available online free for readers of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News to enjoy. The November 2016 issue of ..
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  • 10/19/2016 10:13:20 PM
  • Fish kill parasite found in Madison and East Gallatin rivers
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists said Wednesday that the parasite has been confirmed in the upper and lower Madison, East Gallatin, Bighorn, Stillwater, and Boulder near Big Timber. The parasite had already been confirmed in the Jefferson and ..
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 10/19/2016 8:25:57 PM
  • Agencies: Yellowstone dam, bypass best option for fish
  • BILLINGS — U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said Monday.
  • Missoulian
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  • 10/19/2016 7:57:19 PM
  • Bypass channel preferred option for Lower Yellowstone fish passage, US
  • An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has identified the construction of a bypass channel as the best option for fish passage at the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam in Montana, US. The US Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation ...
  • waterpowermagazine.com
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  • 10/19/2016 12:40:40 PM
  • Apprentice Hunter Program enters second season
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Apprentice Hunter Program is entering its second season. Under this program, youths 10 to 17 years of age can hunt with an adult mentor for two license seasons without first completing Hunter Education. 2015 was the first ..
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  • 10/18/2016 9:24:24 PM
  • Man Attacked by Bear Near Whitefish
  • In the interest of public safety, Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks worked with F. H. Stoltze and posted and closed the area where the attack occurred. The closure includes F. H. Stoltze land in the Haskill Basin area, west of Haskill Creek Road and ...
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  • 10/18/2016 3:05:01 PM
  • Subadult Female Grizzly Captured and Relocated Near Fortine
  • On October 13th,a 370 pound, 3 year old female grizzly bear was captured by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) near the confluence of Fortine and Graves Creek after getting into grain at a private residence. The female had been previously captured in .
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  • 10/18/2016 2:43:33 PM
  • FWP reopens Eureka fishing access today
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 Supervisor Gary Bertellotti at 1:06 p.m. on Tuesday issued a press release announcing that FWP and the Teton Cooperative Canal Co. are working together on issues at the Eureka Fishing Access Site and the site is ..
  • Choteau Acantha
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  • 10/18/2016 1:53:26 PM
  • 'Body of Water': What fishing teaches us about being human
  • But when he met David Pinder, an experienced bonefishing guide, a window into another worldview opened up. Dombrowski, a Montana fly-fishing guide and a poet, joined MPR News executive editor Mike Edgerly to talk about his trip and the book it inspired ...
  • mprnews.org
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  • 10/18/2016 10:04:22 AM
  • Yellowstone dam, bypass best option for fish in Montana
  • BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said Monday
  • Wyoming Tribune-Eagle News
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  • 10/18/2016 5:53:50 AM
  • Agencies: Yellowstone dam, bypass best option for fish
  • BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said Monday
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 10/17/2016 11:20:08 PM
  • Agencies: Yellowstone dam, fish bypass best option for fish
  • Federal agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species. Bureau of Reclamation spokesman Tyler Johnson said Monday
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/17/2016 1:54:37 PM
  • Montana: FWC Seeks Applicants for Bitterroot River Advisory Committee
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants through November 1, 2016 to fill 10-15 volunteer positions on the new Bitterroot River Recreation Advisory Committee (BRRAC). The BRRAC is tasked with developing a report of recommendations for ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 10/17/2016 5:40:42 AM
  • Agencies: Yellowstone dam, fish bypass best option for fish
  • BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species. Bureau of Reclamation spokesman Tyler .
  • NBC Montana
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  • 10/17/2016 1:23:00 AM
  • Applicants sought for panel on how to manage fishing on Bitterroot River
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for applicants to volunteer to serve on a new Bitterroot River Recreation Advisory Committee. The 10 to 15 members of the committee will be tasked to develop recommendations for managing river recreation on the .
  • Missoulian
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  • 10/16/2016 4:54:46 PM
  • FWP to return fishing season restrictions to three Hebgen tributaries
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will restore a fishing closure between Nov. 30 and the third Saturday in May on Grayling Creek, Duck Creek and the South Fork of the Madison, three streams that dump into Hebgen Lake. The move, which was OK’d by the ...
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 10/15/2016 4:52:58 AM
  • Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission meets in Forsyth
  • Meeting in Forsyth Thursday, the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission approved the 2017 annual work plan for elk management in areas with brucellosis. The commission also adopted proposed 2017 fishing regulations and supported raising camping fees at Fishing
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  • 10/14/2016 10:12:06 PM
  • Fishing Report: October fishing ideal for Brown Trout
  • Most fishermen like to plan their trips during the months of June, July, August or September when school is out and they can bring their families along with them to Montana. Fishermen are no different than any other summer vacationers and prefer nice ...
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 10/14/2016 6:08:43 PM
  • Region 7 Check Stations Show Antelope Hunter, Harvest Numbers Up
  • There were more hunters out on opening weekend for antelope, and they enjoyed better success rates than last season, according to reports from three Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks check stations set up in Region 7. It was a relatively mild opener weather .
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  • 10/14/2016 2:19:39 PM
  • FWP sets special archery deer hunt at Roundup
  • BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special late archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup in an attempt to reduce the number of mule deer in town. FWP has issued 160 either-sex licenses specifically for the Roundup ...
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  • 10/13/2016 5:55:35 PM
  • FWP, canal company disagree on closure of fishing access
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed a fishing access site at Eureka Reservoir northwest of Choteau citing a request from Teton Co-Op Canal Co. and perennial low water. Officials with Teton Co-Op Canal Co., which leases the land to FWP for the ...
  • Great Falls Tribune
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  • 10/13/2016 5:48:26 PM
  • Connected waters: Study looks at fish movement on Smith River and beyond
  • TOM KUGLIN for The Montana Standard 17 min ago 0 A fish in the Smith River has plenty of places to move. Tributaries pour in from the headwaters throughout the canyon. Once connected to the Missouri, the Sun and Dearborn rivers and several creeks make up .
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 10/13/2016 12:11:59 PM
  • FWP Seeks Applicants for Bitterroot River Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants through November 1, 2016 to fill 10-15 volunteer positions on the new Bitterroot River Recreation Advisory Committee (BRRAC). The BRRAC is tasked with developing a report of recommendations for ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/12/2016 7:51:18 PM
  • Grizzly Caught and Moved in the Yaak
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages residents to use electric fencing to secure their small livestock from bears and other wildlife. For more information, contact Kim Annis, FWP Cabinet-Yaak Bear Management Specialist, at 293-4161 or 291-1320.
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  • 10/12/2016 2:57:49 PM
  • New film showcases unbelievable saltwater fly-fishing in paradise
  • They brought Montana-based fisherman Camille Egdorf, and the Confluence Filmmaking crew, to live aboard a boat and explore Providence. You can see what they caught and hear more about the history of the untouched waters, the threats of piracy and the ...
  • grindtv.com
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  • 10/12/2016 2:57:49 PM
  • FWP offers reward for information on illegal antelope kills
  • BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about two antelope killed illegally north of Roundup last weekend. Game warden Brad Balis said someone ran over and killed one antelope and shot another near the ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/11/2016 10:44:18 PM
  • Female Grizzly and Cub Captured South of Columbia Falls
  • An adult female grizzly bear and her female cub of the year were captured by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear managers over the weekend of October 1-2, just west of Highway 206 on Trap Road. The bears had been reported during the previous two weeks ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/11/2016 2:44:41 PM
  • Angling Restrictions Lifted on Montana's Lower Big Hole River
  • (Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that the angling restriction on the Lower Big Hole River has been lifted; effective Friday October 7th due to improved stream flows. The restriction opened the following section of the Big ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 10/11/2016 6:59:24 AM
  • FWP Looking for Tips on Moose Poached West of Superior
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) game wardens are seeking information about a bull moose that was shot and left to waste on the Warnken Ranch Block Management Area, northwest of Superior. FWP Warden, Tyler Ramaker, said that the yearling bull moose .
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/7/2016 7:50:05 PM
  • ALERT: ANGLING RESTRICTION LIFTED ON LOWER BIG HOLE RIVER
  • (Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that the angling restriction on the Lower Big Hole River is being lifted; effective Friday October 7 th due to improved stream flows. The restriction being lifted Friday will open the ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/7/2016 2:49:26 PM
  • Proposed conservation easements on Fish and Wildlife Commission agenda
  • Several conservation easements — including one along the base of the Bridger Mountains and another in Prairie and Custer counties — are on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission's agenda when it meets this week. On Wednesday night the commission ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/7/2016 8:58:41 AM
  • Anglers hope to catch Walter the $10k fish at Mack Days
  • Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks the event offers Up to $150,000 in Cash in Prizes to lake trout anglers. It is used as a fisheries management tool to reduce non-native lake trout
  • Char-Koosta News
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  • 10/6/2016 11:11:42 PM
  • Montana: F&W to Hold Open House Oct. 12-13 in Forsyth
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will be in Forsyth for their regular October meeting and an open house. On the evening of Oct. 12, the commission will hold an open house at the Forsyth Golf and Country Club, 47 Smith Creek Road. The open house ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 10/6/2016 8:59:52 AM
  • When fly fishing meets murder
  • The main character in the series is private detective Sean Stranahan, who moved from the East Coast to Montana’s Madison Valley to escape a failed marriage and pursue his love of fly-fishing and painting. However, the bucolic and relaxing lifestyle he ...
  • The Bulletin
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  • 10/6/2016 7:05:20 AM
  • Kids Wild Animal Costume Party - Oct. 28
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is throwing a Wild Animal Costume Party for kids of all ages on Oct. 28. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but can drop in any time between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite wild animal, make wildlife ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/5/2016 3:27:36 PM
  • Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Pct. 6
  • At the Spokane Fly Fishers Wednesday presentation, Molly Semenik will discuss the hundreds of productive, breathtaking Montana rivers and streams that are a little smaller, a little lesser known, and a lot less frequented than the more popular rivers like
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 10/5/2016 12:14:19 PM
  • Male Grizzly Bear Captured and Released in the Yaak
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages residents to use electric fencing to secure their small livestock from bears. Information, assistance and free temporary loans of electrified fence are available to residents. For more information, contact Kim ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 10/4/2016 3:07:18 PM
  • Florence-Carlton High School students learn the joy of fly-fishing
  • A decade ago, Combo had learned that some colleagues in Missoula had acquired a grant from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park’s Future Fishermen’s Program to create a fly-fishing program. So Combo and a fellow teacher named Scott Crews sat down and ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 10/2/2016 6:15:48 PM
  • Biologists to measure impact of Yellowstone River fish kill
  • A little more than a month ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shut down all water-based recreation on this river and its tributaries from the border with Yellowstone National Park downstream to the town of Laurel. It was a response to an outbreak of a .
  • Missoulian
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  • 10/2/2016 10:44:49 AM
  • Biologists to measure impact of Yellowstone River fish kill
  • A little more than a month ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shut down all water-based recreation on this river and its tributaries from the border with Yellowstone National Park downstream to the town of Laurel. It was a response to an outbreak of a .
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 10/1/2016 9:58:53 PM
  • Biologists to measure impact of Yellowstone River fish kill
  • A little more than a month ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shut down all water-based recreation on this river and its tributaries from the border with Yellowstone National Park downstream to the town of Laurel. It was a response to an outbreak of a .
  • The Hour Online
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  • 10/1/2016 7:32:44 AM
  • Biologists to measure impact of Yellowstone River fish kill
  • A little more than a month ago, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shut down all water-based recreation on this river and its tributaries from the border with Yellowstone National Park downstream to the town of Laurel. It was a response to an outbreak of a .
  • Fairfield Citizen
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  • 10/1/2016 6:56:57 AM
  • Fishing Emerald Lake in Montana for Arctic Garyling
  • Emerald Lake is one of the many high alpine lakes that can be found in Bozeman, Montana’s backyard, and it’s full of Arctic Grayling. It was early on a Sunday morning when I headed out to Hyalite Reservoir, a popular recreation area just south of ...
  • wideopenspaces.com
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  • 9/30/2016 7:29:45 PM
  • Montana fishing report: Fun times for fly anglers
  • Fly anglers can have a good time in the early fall. On the area’s rivers dry fly fishing can still be productive on warm afternoons with trout still sipping hoppers. Flashy nymphs are also producing, and streamers are attracting brown trout. In general ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 9/30/2016 2:11:48 AM
  • Fly Fishing in Glacier National Park
  • You just have to start. Two weeks later we found ourselves in Montana’s Glacier National Park, under a thick cover of fog that shrouded the mountains from view. There’d be no hiking that day. We’d fish instead—this time from our kayaks. It would be ...
  • www.takemefishing.org
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  • 9/30/2016 12:24:25 AM
  • Fish, Montana State set course toward new season
  • BOZEMAN — Brian Fish knows it will take some time and work, but he likes where his third Montana State men’s basketball team is heading. “I like where we’re going, but we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Fish says. “We’ve got to work hard.”
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 9/29/2016 6:05:02 PM
  • Comment Sought on Hebgen Reservoir Proposal
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on a proposal to stop stocking Rainbow Trout in Hebgen Reservoir in 2017. Studies completed over the last 20 years have repeatedly shown that a majority of the Rainbow Trout in Hebgen ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/29/2016 3:13:14 PM
  • $57M Project to Help Endangered Fish Might Not Work
  • They said the agency provided no evidence the proposed bypass near the Montana-North Dakota border would help pallid sturgeon reach upstream spawning grounds. The dinosaur-like fish for decades have been prevented from moving upstream by a rock weir called
  • Construction Equipment Guide
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  • 9/29/2016 2:15:58 PM
  • Cold Weather Fly Fishing in Montana Brings in the Trout
  • Cold weather fly fishing in Montana brings in great trout action on the famed Bighorn River. This couple shows how productive cold weather fly fishing in Montana can be as long as you come prepared and ready for action. They obviously had a blast but I am
  • wideopenspaces.com
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  • 9/27/2016 5:38:46 PM
  • Montana:Entire Yellowstone River Now Reopened to Fishing
  • (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened the last closed segment of the Yellowstone River south of Livingston to all uses Friday. The segment set to reopen – a 17.2 mile reach from Emigrant Fishing Access Site to Pine Creek Fishing ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/27/2016 6:25:54 AM
  • Wolf Season Closed In WMU 316
  • The hunting or trapping of all wolves in Montana Wolf Management 316, which include portions of Carbon, Sweet Grass, and Park Counties, closed Sunday, September 25, 2016 at one half-hour after sunset. The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/26/2016 2:19:32 PM
  • Yellowstone River reopens after parasite kills many fish
  • Montana wildlife officials on Friday reopened a 17-mile section of the Yellowstone River to fishing and other recreational activities, ending a month-long closure prompted by the spread of an aquatic parasite that had killed thousands of fish. The section
  • Cody Enterprise
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  • 9/26/2016 1:50:54 PM
  • Stevensville Council opts for more time on fishing access trade proposal
  • Crews said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said it would develop parking and a pit toilet on the fishing access site if the town was able to acquire the property. The state would also be responsible for maintenance. There has been an appraisal on the ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 9/24/2016 4:37:54 PM
  • Region 3 Seeks Applicants for Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill several volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates who represent a variety of interests and ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/23/2016 5:00:34 PM
  • Volunteers needed for Fish, Wildlife & Parks citizens’ committee
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill several volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates who represent a variety of interests and ...
  • KXLF
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  • 9/23/2016 12:35:43 PM
  • Yellowstone River reopens after deadly parasite killed thousands of fish
  • The closure was imposed by Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks agency and backed by Governor Steve Bullock, who last month said the rare but virulent parasite posed a threat to Montana's outdoor economy and tens of thousands of jobs. News of the reopening .
  • Reuters
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  • 9/23/2016 4:50:25 AM
  • Montana fishing report: Autumn means great streamer fishing
  • Autumn begins today, and as the seasons switch anglers are once again having success bank fishing at their favorite reservoir. For some this is the prime time because it isn’t too hot nor too cold, and they can gaze upon the changing colors of trees ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 9/22/2016 6:17:30 AM
  • Fishing restrictions lifted on one section of Big Hole
  • Another section of the Big Hole River is fully open to fishing again as stream flow has improved. On Tuesday, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened the stream from FWP’s Maiden Rock fishing access to Notch Bottom fishing access. Two other stretches ...
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 9/22/2016 6:17:30 AM
  • Snapshots: Parts of Big Hole reopens to fishing; some areas still closed
  • Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is lifting the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. With improved flows, this reach has ...
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 9/21/2016 2:25:27 PM

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