Grizzly Bear Captured South of Libby; Additional Trapping Underway

Kalispell — Bear specialists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service captured a grizzly bear south of Libby on Thursday and are setting traps for any additional bears that may be seeking food sources near residential areas. On Oct. 28, FWP and USFWS captured a bear that was seeking human-related attractants near Parmenter Creek …

FWP News: Hunting season reminders for northwest Montana

Hunting season reminders for northwest Montana General big game hunting season starts Oct. 23 Kalispell — Montana’s general hunting season starts this week with a deer-only, two-day youth hunt followed by the five-week deer and elk rifle season. The youth hunt for deer is limited to ages 12–15 and runs Oct. 21-22, 2021. The general deer and elk season runs Oct. …

Sign-up opens for surplus drawing licenses and permits

Hunters interested in purchasing licenses or permits left over from the special license and permit drawing can do so from June 21 through July 21. This new process for the sale of surplus licenses began in 2020 in response to issues in years past. The old process was vulnerable to long lag times, confusion and a perception of inequity for …

2021 Spring Bear starts 15 April…

Spring Black Bear Hunting Season Opens April 15 The spring black bear hunting season starts April 15. Hunters need to be aware that black bears must be presented for in-person inspection and tagging within 10 days of harvest. The hide and skull must be presented in a condition that allows full inspection and tooth collection (i.e. unfrozen). For local tagging information, …