Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has selected Beth R. Shumate as the new state parks administrator.

Shumate has served as manager of Hell Creek State Park and most recently as FWP’s state trails program manager. She lives near Clancy.

The Lewistown Soccer Club keeps growing and is hosting special fund raiser. According to Laura Flugge and Brett Thackery:

 Twin brothers have been charged with 16 crimes, including eight felonies, stemming from what Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials describe as years of poaching activity on a Fergus County ranch.

James Stephen Page, of Garneill, Mont., and William Thomas Page, of Spokane, Wash., both 32, are accused of illegally harvesting eight bull elk over several years on the 3 Bar Ranch, which is on the west side of the Snowy Mountains, southwest of Lewistown.

Class C Showcase 2017

A pheasant hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear Nov. 4 near Pendroy along the Rocky Mountain Front that charged him after it was surprised by the hunter’s bird dog.

The incident occurred after the resident hunter had shot a pheasant near an irrigation canal on a farm about two miles southeast of Pendroy, almost 20 miles north of Choteau.

 

Fergus Speech Season 2017-18

Nov. 4 - Shepherd

Nov 11 – Miles City

Just the thought of wings exploding into flight across the prairie or through the pine forests is enough to get the average upland game bird hunter’s heart racing.

And fortunately, from end to end, corner to corner Montana has upland bird opportunities for the casual to the die-hard hunter.