Those who have had to give up and return to shore due to poor boating conditions know it can be a tough decision.

"When spring is in the air, snowmelt creates high water in our streams and rivers and high expectations for some good boating or rafting," said Sara Smith, the boat education coordinator for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale.

Don’t forget – the deadline to apply for Resident and Nonresident Deer B, Elk B, Antelope and Antelope B licenses is Friday, June 1.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that this summer’s deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is May 31.

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals.

FWP now estimates wolf numbers using a method called POM, or Patch Occupancy Modeling.  The old way of trying to count wolves from an airplane became a less and less accurate picture of wolf numbers as the wolf population grew beyond anyone’s ability to count it. Additionally, the old method was expensive and took up a lot of staff time. 

The Dunes Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River south of Great Falls and just upstream of the town of Ulm has been closed due to high water.

BILLINGS, Mont. – Continuing to reconnect with decades-old Montana roots, newly appointed Montana State University Billings head basketball coach Mick Durham will host community members at the Billings Hotel Lounge on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made a clear path for sports gambling, but it won’t have a immediate effect in Montana. Montana was one of four states that allowed some types of sports gambling before a federal law in 1993 banned betting on baseball, football, basketball and other sports.

Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls has been closed due to high water.

Fergus High School basketball player Jaden Graham has announced his plans to continue his basketball and academic career at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Fergus Golden Eagle Volleyball Coach, Tara Taylor has turned in her resignation as Head Coach effective the end of this school year.  Tara indicated her working career and coaching career are no longer able to align and afford her the opportunity to continue to coach the Golden Eagles.

Coach Taylor has been in the program for twenty-two years, with the last 16 being the Head Coach.

Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15

Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open May 15, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage.

People who are looking to get out to the WMAs this time of year should remember to keep vigilant to avoid conflicts with wildlife, particularly bears.

Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

Grizzly bears are out and about. In the last two weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured four grizzly bears in western Montana that were causing conflicts.

Grizzlies can be found throughout western Montana, not just the Rocky Mountain Front, Bob

(MALTA, Mont.) – The area burned by the July Fire will reopen for public use May 11.

The July Fire area of the Little Rocky Mountains in Phillips County, Mont., had been closed since September due to public safety concerns.