A survey of Montana residents is currently being conducted by researchers at Colorado State University to better understand public opinions about fish and wildlife management. The survey is part of a national effort sponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 

During the next couple of months, researchers will be contacting randomly selected Montana residents by mail and requesting that they complete a short survey. While Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is not conducting this research directly, we strongly encourage residents who receive the survey to respond.

The Lewistown Soccer Club (LSC) is hosting a community meeting and asking for input from the public on designing a new soccer park.  Soccer enthusiasts of all ages, government officials, neighboring home owners, and concerned citizens are invited to attend a public meeting facilitated by Land Design, Inc., to be held on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Elks (Pine Meadows), to share ideas for the development of a Conceptual Master Plan for the property.  

A kids race derby on Saturday, Jan. 27 during the Montana Winter Fair is having a pre-race workshop.  Tim Painter has information on getting toy racers in shape and decorated for the big day.

Central Montana Shooting Complex invites you to a HUNTERS FIELD SHOOT

Sunday January 28 2018 at the complex on Limekiln road Lewistown MT.

What is an NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) ?  Why is it important to receive the training and become a certified NRA RSO?

The NRA certified Range Safety Officer is charged with providing assistance to the Range Officer in and at a shooting event.  The RSO will provide a safe environment for the shooting event and monitor and supervise safety on the shooting line.  The RSO does not usually participate in running an event but provides focus on safety of all participants in the event.  Many events where there is more than one shooting venue, require multiple RSO’s assistance.

CM Rifle Club Results

Winter fun in Lewistown can involve cold temperatures and an ice rink.

Bus Schedule:
Thurs.   BBB/GBB c/jv teams   arrive in Stanford by 2:15 pm
1/18                                          Load - 1:00 pm   Leave - 1:15 pm   take one bus
 Fri.           S/D             arrive in Sidney by 2:15 pm  will stay in Holiday Inn Express in Sidney

Hans McPherson, president of Montana Farm Bureau, has been elected to a one-year term on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The Stevensville diversified rancher says he is, “Thrilled and honored to be serving on this prestigious board. This provides a great opportunity to bring western issues to the forefront in Farm Bureau. There are so many issues affecting the West: brucellosis, wildfires, water, and all of those public lands issues such as monuments and wilderness designations.”

Three things are guaranteed in Montana: Death, taxes and game damage hunts in the winter. And not always in that order.

The current cold and snowy weather has ranchers concerned and hunters eager. In tough winter conditions mostly deer, but elk, too, often head en masse to the nearest haystack for a bite to eat.

April 28th the Shooting Complex will be sponsoring a Range Safety Officer Class.

Hunters selected for the Sage Creek Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt need to be aware that winter weather will restrict travel.

The Sage Creek CWD Hunt is in a small area north of Chester, Mont., that abuts the Canadian border. The area is remote with practically no paved roads, no nearby towns and at least 20 miles north of U.S. Highway 2.

Little Belt Snowmobile Club has provided a warming hut at Crystal Lake for all winter sports enthusiast.

 You will find this comfort at the end of you winter activities at the boat ramp parking lot furnished with a woodstove and firewood.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for range development grants is Feb.1, 2018.

Montana's Shooting Range Grant Program, administered by FWP, provides funding to shooting clubs, organizations, local governments, and school districts to build or improve public shooting ranges throughout the state.  To learn more about the Shooting Range Grant Program, and to download this year's grant application, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Recreation", then "Activities" and then "Shooting Ranges". Online registration is available via the Montana Grants & Loans website at https://fundingmt.org. For information call 406-444-9947.