There’s lots of talk about golf  - for adults and kids.

According to Brett Thackery:

A fundraising golf tournament is scheduled for mid-July. Central Montana Hospice representatives Eileen Stahl and Beth Putnam are promoting the event that includes a raffle with a list of prizes.

Call for drag racing in Lewistown might include some un-welcomed weather.  That was the case last weekend as spokeswoman Nicole McGimpsey reported in her KXLO-Live update.

Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get a new, free 2017-2020 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The blue decals expired Feb. 28.

Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must still obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices, or by going to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; click Boat Validation Decals.

Summer days on the water with family and friends are ahead. Here’s a primer on how to keep those days safe and fun for the entire crew.

  • All boats must have one U.S Coast Guard-approved life jacket, also known as a personal floatation device or PFD Type I, II, or III, for each person on board.

  • Life jackets must be in good condition, the appropriate size for the intended wearer, and readily accessible.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offers classes for women to improve upon or learn new outdoor skills.  Women must be 18 years of age or older to attend.  Registration is open for these upcoming summer events:

Montana's welcoming summer waters annually draw anglers, hikers, wildlife viewers, campers, floaters and boaters into the outdoors because it's still easy to have a great summer experience on Montana's rivers.

The key is river etiquette, a mix of common sense, courtesy, and respect to minimize one party's impact on another party's good time. Here are some examples of basic river etiquette.

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. 

According to FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Karren, a California couple traveling through the area this weekend saw a new fawn off the road and stopped and picked it up. They transported the fawn in their vehicle for about two hours on the woman’s lap.

“Mother had abandoned it, and it was starving,” the couple told Karren.

Central Montana kids spend time on the golf course. And their coach, Brett Thackery, has scheduled a fundraising event to keep the program running and up-to date.

MCA is pleased to announce that the following Coaches were voted by their fellow MCA members, as “Coach of the Year” for their respective spring sport.  They will be honored at the MCA Awards Program, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic, on August 3rd, 2017 at the Great Falls High Auditorium in Great Falls.

The Summer 2016 Hunter Education class will be held in Lewistown August 8-13th.  Students who plan to hunt the fall 2016 season must turn 12 years of age by January 16th, 2017.

Students will need to register online at www.fwp.mt.gov.  Click on the education link. Scroll to Hunter Education, click find a class, then scroll to the blue take to register for a class.  Please remember to provide an email, phone number, and to print out the parent permission slip (it’s at the very bottom of the screen), to bring to class.  

The annual Montana Island Challenge is set for early July.

Abby Franks explains what it is all about.