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Wolf report shows stable population numbers through 2021
In the past season, a total of 273 wolves were taken, 148 by hunters and 125 by trappers, according to figures f...
Teck opens third B.C. water treatment plant
British Columbia-based Teck Resources Ltd. announced Friday that a third water treatment plant is operational for the coal giant to treat selenium in the upp...
Nearly half of U.S. bald eagles suffer lead poisoning
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs ...
Williams confirmed to lead US Fish and Wildlife Service
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Martha Williams, the former director of Montana's wildlife agency, has been confirmed to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Farm roots, life outdoors helped groom Amy Pearson For Yaak Valley leadership
A youth spent on a grain farm north of Conrad had rooted Amy Pearson to life attuned with the seasonal shifts of the environment and landscape.
Senators want more staff at National Parks as visits grow
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator and a colleague from Montana want more staffing at America's National Parks to keep up with increased attendance.
Few but weighty new elk regs affect Region 1
Elk hunters sighting the northwestern reaches of Montana already tagged a brute ahead of the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Change rides slowly into Turner Mountain
Cloudy skies made for low visitation at Turner Mountain Ski area when 66 skiers rode the lone chairlift on Friday, Jan. 14.
Comments taken on easement for 114,000 acres of timberland
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials want feedback on a proposed conservation easement to protect nearly 114,000 acres of timberland near the Thompson ...
Shooting range grant deadline draws near
The deadline to apply for state shooting range improvement grants is fast approaching.
Groups challenge Montana wolf hunting, trapping regulations
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two wildlife advocacy groups are challenging changes to Montana's wolf hunting and trapping regulations, arguing they were made without public comment.
More chronic wasting disease confirmed in Idaho, this time in elk and white-tailed doe
BOISE, Idaho — Chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological condition that affects members of the deer family, has been confirmed in two more Idaho animals, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials confirmed ...
Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most k...
Glacier’s 2021 visitation 2nd highest ever
As of Dec. 1, the park had seen 3,063,727 visitors in 2021, overtaking 2019’s 3,049,839 and trailing only 2017’s all-time record of 3,305,512.
Montana to ‘keep up the good fight’ against aquatic invaders, wasting disease
Local fish and game officials can consider 2021 a success in the effort to combat the threat of aquatic invaders and chronic wasting disease, and will look t...
Fish and Game confirms chronic wasting disease in two more Idaho deer
Two more Idaho deer have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease, a contagious, fatal neurological disease that was first detected in the state last month.