Latest Montana Fish Stories

2011-04-02 00:00:28

A new interactive online ATV safety course is now available in Montana through Fresh Air Educators. ATVCourse.com features a fully narrated, interactive course that allows students to obtain their Montana ATV Safety Certificate online. Helena, MT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks now offers a new ATV safety education course on the Internet, through ATVCourse.com. This online course, developed by Fresh Air Educators, Inc. features a narrated...

2010-08-06 12:39:21

Wildlife advocates believe that the Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves throughout the Northern Rocky Mountains helps to buy more time to create a better plan than the one the judge rejected. State wildlife officials in Montana and Idaho reviewed Thursday's ruling, which blocks them from carrying out their wolf management plans and their preparations for wolf hunts this fall.  State officials said they were considering their options, including an appeal. U.S. District...

2010-01-08 14:20:00

Ted Turner's proposal to take 74 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is receiving fierce opposition from critics who claim the animals are being surrendered for private profit instead of conservation. Montana's Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, had requested that Mr. Turner take the animals after Federal officials warned the bison faced slaughter unless a new home was found for them. Mr. Turner, a longtime supporter of bison conservation, is estimated to own some 50,000 of the...

2009-12-11 08:47:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has been selected by PPL Montana to provide ecological engineering services for the construction of the first full-height fish passage ladder in the United States built specifically for the bull trout, a threatened species. This $7 million precedent-setting ladder project, which is...

2009-06-25 09:58:00

Groups Call Strategy Model for 10 Other States Where Bird Species Still Exists BOZEMAN, Mont., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montana's new strategy to utilize farm bill conservation programs to conserve habitat for the greater sage-grouse on private lands is a model for the 10 other states where the bird still exists, according to the Montana Stockgrowers Association and Environmental Defense Fund. Historically, there were more than a million sage-grouses spread across the western U.S....

2007-03-20 18:42:35

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The number of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming continues to grow, with at least 1,300 in the three states at the end of 2006, federal officials say. "I keep thinking we're at the top end of the bubble," said Ed Bangs, wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "I can't see that there's room for any more, but we'll see." The wolf population has, on average, grown by about 26 percent a year for the past decade. The reports of livestock being killed...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'